Rodney Carter is a descendant of Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta people and resides at Bendigo in Central Victoria. He currently works for his people, the Dja Dja Wurrung as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises Pty Ltd. Rodney speaks on 3KND.
This week marks significant progress, with the completion of: • The Research Agreement, with leading research agronomist, James Hunt and plant ecologist John Morgan, in a partnership with La Trobe University and Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises. • Announcement of a new PhD Scholarship on the theme plant, kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra) • Two research and indigenous management sites in the centre and south of Dja Dja Wurrung lands, at Barringhup and Smeaton. • 86,000 plants currently growing for planting • Forming a Traditional knowledge group for the project • Project Manager, Latarnie McDonald, who is bringing the plan to reality • Federal Department of Agriculture backing of indigenous grain crop development with Dja Dja Wurrung, with all reporting stages on track.