Rebecca Phillips is a proud Djaara (People of the land) and Pangerang (Tall Trees People) woman of Central and North East Victoria. Known as Bec, she is very passionate about her Culture and Country. She believes the preservation and revival of our Culture and language is important to uphold what our ancestors paved the way for and what we must build on for future generations.
To help keep her culture alive and she has been active in working with schools, leading cultural tours and cross cultural awareness activities, women’s/youth culture camps, cultural song and dance workshops and ceremonies. Bec has been involved in the revival of her traditional language (Dja Dja Wurrung), through Djalli Bunjil (Language Knowledge) and is reviving traditional and modern day, songs and dances for her people.
Bec is currently working for Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and is a Board member on the Dhelkunya Dja (Healing land) Land Management Board, setting the direction for the Management of the 6 Parks and reserves to be jointly managed by the State Government and Djaara people.
Bec has a degree in Nature Tourism, and a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management.