DSMG acknowledges that we, the Dharug People, are the Traditional Custodians of Dharug Nura. We work and walk together along the journey of truth telling, healing and learning to belong together with Dharug Nura. We continue the journey of remembering and respecting the resilience, strength and spirit of the Ancestors and our Elders past, present and emerging.
Yanama budjari gumada dharuganura
We look after the Blacktown Native Institute site for the Dharug Community. This land is the first of Dharug Nura to return to Dharug ownership. This land is for Dharug people, a place to connect to Country, culture and community.
We celebrate, recognise and promote Dharug culture through language, art, performance and story telling. We create spaces for Dharug community to continue practicing and learning culture.
Our work fosters strong social and economic foundations for Dharug futures. We develop economic, training and capacity building opportunities for Dharug people in Western Sydney.
Strong governance, integrity
and a clear strategic vision are the foundation for growing DSMG into a sustainable Non-Profit and to continue supporting the Dharug community into the future.
Dharug Strategic Management Group is a Dharug-led Non-Profit Organisation. Our purpose is to advance the culture and wellbeing of the Dharug people and promote reconciliation, respect and harmony between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. We exercise care and stewardship over elements of Dharug Nura (Country) that return to Dharug care.
P: 0416 10 10 14
PO Box 3042
Blaxland East NSW 2774
The Blacktown Native Institute Site is located at the corner of Richmond Road and Rooty Hill Road, Oakhurst
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DSMG is a public company limited by guarantee operating as a charity under the Corporations Act and the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. The company was established in 2018 as Dharug managed and led not-for-profit.
As part of our long-term strategic development DSMG is seeking to recruit new Board Members to bring a range of skills, connections and strategic capacity to our work in Caring for Country, Community and Culture and building DSMG as a strong, sustainable and strategic foundations for Dharug futures.
In 2022 the Board is working with Communities First Development (formerly Indigenous Community Volunteers, a national not-for-profit support organisation) to build a Board Skills Matrix and Development plan.
Our Constitution requires a Board of 5-9 directors, with the positions of Chair and Deputy Chair reserved for Dharug directors. It also requires a majority of directors are identified as Dharug directors. All our directors are volunteers and DSMG has no employees, so the role of director involves a serious commitment to getting things done. To become a DSMG Director, you need to be
· 18 years of age or older;
· eligible to be a director under the Corporations Act and the ACNC Act;
· committed to DSMG’s Charitable Purpose;
· have a Working with Children Check and a National Police Check; and
· provide a written declaration that they have never been involved in unethical or illegal financial activity.
The company relies on our volunteer directors to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity and governance and commitment to our values. Our Code of Conduct explains the standard of behaviour required of Directors at all times. The Constitution and Code of Conduct are available by clicking these links.
If you are interested in registering an interest in becoming a DSMG Director, please provide the following to the DSMG Secretary (Dr Michelle Locke) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
your Dharug affiliation (if registering for a position as a Dharug Director)
your contact details (email, phone, address)
your relevant skills and experience