New guidelines to promote Aboriginal language for place naming
Developed in consultation with local governments, Aboriginal organisations and other key stakeholders, the Guidelines give communities across Western Australia the tools to identify opportunities for Aboriginal place naming and implement them. The emphasis of the guidelines is early engagement and consultation with the traditional owners, acknowledging the importance of their connection to Country.
The release of the guidelines coincides with NAIDOC Week 2020, which this year recognises the continuous connection of Aboriginal people to language and Country.
The graphics reflect the theme of dual-naming. This is symbolised by dual paths running alongside and together – one path representing Landgate and the other representing Aboriginal culture.