Aboriginal Community

Aboriginal Community

The traditional custodians of the land of the Casino area, or Djanangmum as it is known to Aboriginal people, are Galibal. The area known today as the Northern Rivers was occupied by the Bundjalung-speaking peoples, made up of an estimated 20 different language groups.

Council recognises the people of the Bundjalung Nation as custodians and traditional owners of this land, and values and appreciates the continuing cultural connection to lands, the living culture and unique role in the life of this region. Council prioritises a strong relationship with the local Aboriginal community; collaborating on a range of projects.

Aboriginal interagency meeting

This is a collaborative forum for Aboriginal community organisations and service providers working with Aboriginal community members to network, share information, and work together on events.  Approximately five meetings are held annually.

For more information and meeting dates please contact Council on 02 6660 0300.


Aboriginal community organisations

  • Junbung Elders Aboriginal Corporation – phone 02 6662 5783
  • Bogal Local Aboriginal Land Council – phone 02 6683 2410
  • Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation – phone 02 6662 3514
  • Buyinbin Aboriginal Corporation and Jambama Art Gallery – phone 02 6662 5783
  • Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council – phone 02 6662 6286
  • Kurrachee Co-operative – phone 02 6683 2410

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture in Australia and fosters reconciliation discussion and activities. It is held between 27 May and 3 June each year, with Council supporting Reconciliation Week events hosted by local Aboriginal community groups. For more information about the significance of Reconciliation Week, please click here.


NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to promote the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Council celebrates NAIDOC Week in partnership with the local Aboriginal community, with information on events and activities available from mid-June. For more information about NAIDOC Week, please click here.


Three Nations Rugby League Tournament

Join us for an exciting 9-week pre-season comp (Goori Knockout Style) between three nations from the Yaegl, Bundjalung and Githabul tribes, battling between the juniors, Under 17’s(boys), women and men’s groups.

Each nation will host three rounds at their respective home grounds; Yamba(Yaegl), Casino(Bundjalung) and Kyogle(Githabul) commencing in January.

Entry fees: $10

Pensioners $5

Under 16: Gold coin donation

Passes (all 9 rounds) $50

Pensioners pass (all 9 rounds) $40

Family pass ( 2 x adult, 2 x kids – additional kids -$5) $110

Contact Representatives

Yaegl: Grant Brown – 0467 285 837

Githabul: Mitch Davis – 0419 940 170 or Charlie Ord – 0473 309 695

Bundjalung: Gary Roberts – 0484 918 464

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