October 28, 2020 

 

About Us

Our Story

Our people come from all over Australia, and we acknowledge the traditional custodianship, ancestors and elders of the lands and rivers of our region, including the Baraba Baraba, Barindji, Barkinje, Barranbinya, Barundji, Dadi Dadi, Danggali, Gunu, Karenpgapa, Kureinji, Madi Madi, Malyangaba, Muruwari, Nari Nari, Waalgali, Wail-wan, Wandjiwalgu, Wemba Wemba, Wiljali, Wiradjuri, Wongaibon, Yitha Yitha, Yorta Yorta peoples. We also acknowledge the vision, courage and foresight of those in the community who established the early health services, some of which have now been operating over 30 years. There have been struggles and challenges, many of which are still with us today, but together, we are overcoming these to build a powerful force for positive change in our lands in western NSW.

Bila Muuji means ‘River Friends’. The rivers are our refuge, a source of life and wellbeing , places which give us strength. Bila Muuji expresses our identity and connection to country as nations and peoples, families, men, women, young and old, mothers and fathers and babies and cous-ins, aunties and uncles, elders and grandparents. Together we are strong.

     

 Our Vision

For transformation of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in our Region.

Community

Holistic

Aboriginal control/manage

Respectful

Transparent

Effective/efficient

Responsive