The City of the Blue Mountains is located within the Country of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples.
The Stronger Families Alliance recognises that Darug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region.
For Darug and Gundungurra People, Ngurra (Country) takes in everything within the physical, cultural and spiritual landscape – landforms, waters, air, trees, rocks, plants, animals, foods, medicines, minerals, stories and special places.
It includes cultural practice, kinship, knowledge, songs, stories and art, as well as spiritual beings, and people: past, present and future.
The Stronger Families Alliance also pays respect to Elders past and present while recognising the strength, capacity and resilience of past and present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Blue Mountains region.
We believe future generations will prosper with vibrant, child and youth friendly neighbourhoods and services that nurture wellbeing and resillience.
Alliance members harness the latest evidence about ways to solve complex child, family and community problems to improve outcomes for children and young people in the Blue Mountains.