Membership on MLDRIN Confederation is for Traditional Owner groups or Nations whose Country is within the Southern Murray-Darling Basin. These groups were also sometimes called “tribes”, “tribal groups” or “language groups”. Nations are formed and acknowledged through self-identification and collective Indigenous recognition.
The relationship between these Traditional Owner groups stretches back to the dawn of time and is bound not just by the rivers but also through trade, marriages, languages, stories, song, dance and information sharing. These connections continue to this day.