The Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-In-Council Aboriginal Corporation receives $125,000 grant for Moving Forward Together project

The Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-In-Council Aboriginal Corporation will receive $125,000 for their Moving Forward Together project.

HERITAGE: Ceremonies and protocols are a fundamental part of Australias First Nations cultural traditions. Photo: MMEIC

HERITAGE: Ceremonies and protocols are a fundamental part of Australias First Nations cultural traditions. Photo: MMEIC

LNP candidate for Bowman Henry Pike said the corporation would be the grant beneficiary through the federal government's Indigenous education and wellbeing program.

MMEIC, based in Dunwich play a role in the preservation and maintenance of Aboriginal First Nations Quandamooka cultural heritage, cultural and educational services.

Mr Pike said the grant would extend support for Indigenous programs in the Redlands as part of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

"Practical initiatives run by MMEIC help enshrine our indigenous heritage and provide the broader community with a better understanding of local traditions and meanings," he said.

The Moving Forward Together project will allow the organisation to explore options to develop a suite of cultural short films promoting the recognition and protection of cultural heritage on North Stradbroke Island.

"The Redlands is blessed to have a rich indigenous heritage, which isn't just ancient history - it's also about a dynamic present and exciting future," Mr Pike said.

The funding will help MMEIC deliver cultural education programs, including the further development of its language dictionary.

The Embedding Aboriginal Culture into School program will also benefit from the support.