Landcare NSW and the NSW Landcare Program, would like to announce the appointment of Dennis (Den) Barber as the new Aboriginal Engagement Manager with Landcare NSW.
After a rigorous recruitment process, Landcare NSW is delighted to have Den join us to steer the Working Together Program through the next stage of growth.
The Working Together Program is the Aboriginal Engagement component of the NSW Landcare Program which focuses on building relationships, awareness, capacity and understanding of Indigenous sustainable land management practices, and integration of Indigenous values into Landcare principles and teachings.
The 2023- 2027 Program will support further connections and partnerships between Landcare groups and Aboriginal communities, co-designed and led by First Nations people.
Den is an Aboriginal descendant of the Traditional people from Mudgee of the Wiradjuri. He has held senior positions working for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Local Land Services over a period of 18 years which involved direct engagement with Aboriginal communities through liaison, consultation and project management. This included direct involvement with a range of Aboriginal community groups and organisations including Traditional Owners, Land Councils, Corporations, Advisory Committees as well as various Federal, State and Local government based natural resource management agencies and community volunteer groups.
Den has a passion for Aboriginal Culture, Country and Community development and his most recent role as a Director of his own business mentoring and training Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Cultural Burning has lead to working with a diverse range of people and interest groups brought together under Aboriginal cultural practices and knowledge sharing experiences.
Den will commence in his role on Monday 9th October.
We look forward to welcoming Den and continuing to increase opportunities to develop stronger connections and partnerships between Landcare groups and Aboriginal Communities.