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Land Rights News Northern Edition June 2020

Australia's oldest Aboriginal newspaper, telling stories from remote Aboriginal lands from across the Northern Territory. In this edition: a look at how COVID-19 impacted remote Aboriginal communities; get to know your rights about accessing pastoral leases in the NT; the Learning on Country program goes from strength to strength and Malak Malak traditional owners go high tech to preserve language.

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Public information sheet from the NT Aboriginal Land Councils

An open message to traditional owners, remote community members and the public about the coronavirus pandemic from the four land councils in the NT.

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NLC supports Kakadu traditional owners and calls for review of Parks' management

The relationship between senior management and traditional owners at Kakadu national park requires urgent action to be resolved.

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Traditional owners try tech to keep ancient language alive

Malak Malak traditional owners have funded the development of a language app containing over 300 words and phrases. The Malak Malak Vocab Builder is now available on the Google Play and App store.

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NT land councils want borders to remain closed

The Central Land Council and Northern Land Council call on the NT Government to keep the NT borders with all other jurisdictions closed until community transmission of COVID-19 has been eliminated in Australia.

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NLC update on permit conditions after 5 June 2020

Restrictions on travel to and from remote communities in the Northern Territory will be lifted on 5 June.

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