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Australia's oldest Aboriginal newspaper, telling stories from remote Aboriginal lands across the Northern Territory.

Sep 15, 2021

The NLC supports call by Aboriginal health peak body for 90% vaccination rates

The NLC supports the call from AMSANT for a minimum Aboriginal vaccination rate of 90% across the NT before borders are opened.

Sep 9, 2021

‘A great day’: Jabiru now in Mirarr hands

For four decades the Mirarr people have been calling for the town of Jabiru, inside Kakadu National Park, to be returned to its rightful custodians.

Sep 16, 2021

Our Council

The NLC’s Full Council is the major decision-making body within the organisation. Full Council consists of 78 members, as well as five co-opted women’s positions, elected from across the NLC’s seven regions.

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Our Work

The most important responsibility of the NLC is to consult with traditional landowners and other Aboriginal peoples with an interest in affected land. Landowners must give informed consent before any action is taken to affect their lands and seas.

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Our Rangers

The NLC’s Caring for Country branch supports 12 Indigenous ranger groups. The groups operate across almost 200,000 square kilometres of land owned by Aboriginal people in the NLC’s region.

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Our History

The NLC traces its roots back to the Aboriginal struggle for justice and land rights. In 1973 the Woodward Commission of Inquiry into the appropriate way to recognise Aboriginal land rights in the NT was announced. The NLC was formed in the same year to assist with the work of the Commission.

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