Our Values and Guiding Principles

Our Values

These values are important beliefs and ideals which underpin the philosophy of the Burbangana Group and inform everything that we do.  

We value:

  1. The wisdom, richness, diversity and resilience of First Nations peoples and cultures.
  2. The right of First Nations peoples and organisations to be self-determining.
  3. Respect for people by treating everyone with dignity and professionalism.
  4. Integrity, by building trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.
  5. Innovation through thoughtful, creative, and inspirational ideas.

 Guiding Principles

We use these as these principles as touchstones to help guide our decisions about who we work with, the work that we do and how we do it. 

Our Work Is:

  • consistent with our values, strengths and is evidence informed
  • considered, with enough time for the work to be done well and be financially viable
  • informed by a capacity-building, continuous improvement and learning organisation approach
  • both trauma informed and healing aware
  • consistent with the AIATSIS Guidelines for Ethical Research for Australian Indigenous Studies


  • work in partnership as companions and mentors with our clients
  • give back when we can through pro-bono contributions

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Acknowledgement of Country

Burbangana Group acknowledges the traditional and continuing owners of the lands and waters of Australia and pays its respects to Elders, past and present. We pay tribute to the wisdom, richness, diversity and resilience of First Nations peoples and cultures.


'Burbangana – take hold of my hand and help me up' by Kristina McKinlay.

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PO Box 132
Bellingen NSW 2454