The TRRA as a collective authentic Aboriginal leadership role is to provide the highest standard of regional governance, through mutual accountability, advocating, supporting and strengthening local communities towards sustainable long-term partnerships. This will be achieved through strengthening the capacity of leaders and community members as a group, in negotiating and setting regional priorities.
The role and responsibilities of the TRRA is to work towards ensuring Aboriginal communities have a real and genuine voice in negotiations/consultations in determining what services are being developed and implemented.
The vision of the Three Rivers Regional Assembly (TRRA):
- To foster and nurture leadership.
- Be acknowledged, accepted, and known as the voice of the Aboriginal peoples within the TRRA boundary.
- Enhance Governance and Management to strengthen cultural integrity within local and regional communities.
- Encourage transparency, consistency and accountability in all decision-making within local and regional communities.
The values of the TRRA members are:
- Mutual respect and understanding – we respect ourselves, we respect others and in all negotiations, we will seek to understand and be understood.
- Advancement through education – we can help ourselves through individuals
- Cultural sustainability – honouring our past, preserving our artefacts and places; and ensuring intergenerational knowledge transfer.
- Cultural participation – we will encourage our communities to participate at a local level knowing that the more people we have participating the stronger we will be.
As members, conduct is guided by the following principles and values:
- Accountability to our communities