The St George Illawarra Dragons pay their respect to the Dharawal people as traditional owners who have, and continue to, nurture the land of which our catchment is part.
We believe we can walk together to a better future and are committed to Reconciliation and to promoting greater understanding of Aboriginal cultures within our catchment and the wider community.
NRL Indigenous Round provides an opportunity for our game to recognise and celebrate the unique relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Rugby League.
The round also aims to highlight the significant social issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Dragons want to reflect on our location and our respect for the first Australians and the Aboriginal heritage of our land.
It is significant to note that the Dragons catchment virtually mirrors that of the lands of the traditional clans of the Dharawal nation.
The Dharawal language was spoken and understood from the southern banks of Botany Bay, west towards the Blue Mountains and Goulburn, and as far south as Bega.
The Dragons will wear their Indigenous jersey against the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park in Round 11.
The unique design of the jersey will have a special relevance as both teams will take the field in their respective individually designed strips to celebrate the indigenous culture within our communities.