“All Traditional Owners aim to self-determine their future, the Federation is a vehicle to work together better pursue and achieve self-determining outcomes. The more unified the Federation is the more effective we can be.”

Jeremy Clark –Tjap/Peek Wurrung Traditional Owner and Federation Executive Officer


“To be a Traditional Owner is about having pride in where you come from in the difficulties my ancestors faced and making a positive contribution to the future of all Victorians.”

Rodney Carter - Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Corporation CEO


“A unified front allows the Federation to have maximum influence when advocating for the benefit of Victoria’s Traditional Owners.”

Matt Burns - Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation CEO


“Not only does the Federation represent Traditional Owner Corporations coming together to share ideas and learning, it's also an organisation that can pool expertise for the benefit of all groups where ever they are along their journey to Recognition and Settlement.”

Michael Stewart CEO, Barengi Gadjin Land Council

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“The Federation is unique because it is essentially a united front that represents Victorian Traditional Owners. It crosses all of the Traditional boundaries and finds the commonality between the different cultures of the mobs.”

Dan Turnbull, Manager, Bunurong Land Council