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The NLC goes back to its roots - Territory Q magazine

Oct 8, 2020

The Northern Land Council has gone 'back to basics' - helping Aboriginal people acquire and manage their traditional lands and sea.

Subject: Business

The NLC welcomes High Court decision that clarifies performance of native title functions

Oct 7, 2020

The Northern Land Council (the NLC) welcomes today’s unanimous decision by the High Court that the NLC has the power to delegate to its CEO and other staff members the job of certifying applications for registration of Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs).

Subject: Land Rights

Malak Malak Traditional Owners launch Healthy Country Plan

Sep 25, 2020

The Malak Malak ranger base came to life last Tuesday 15 September with the ranger group hosting the long awaited launch of the Malak Malak Healthy Country Plan.

Subject: Caring for Country

NLC welcomes recognition of native title rights to pastoral leases

Sep 22, 2020

The NLC congratulates native title holders of two pastoral leases for their hard work resulting in the long-overdue recognition of their native title rights to country.

Subject: Land Rights

Land Rights Act key for Mirarr traditional owners

Sep 3, 2020

A long struggle by the Mirarr people for ownership and control over the Jabiru township met with success today with the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Act 2020.

Subject: Land Rights

Blue Mud Bay Plan will protect Aboriginal sea country rights

Sep 1, 2020

On 29 July 2020 the NLC and the NT Government signed the Blue Mud Bay Action Plan.

Subject: Sea Rights, Native Title

Read the latest Land Rights News - Northern Edition

Sep 1, 2020

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

Subject: Newspaper

2020-21 NLC Corporate Plan deferred

Aug 31, 2020

The NLC has deferred the publication of the 2020-21 Corporate Plan in accordance with the PGPA Rule until January 2021.

Subject: Business

Blue Mud Bay Action deal will protect Aboriginal sea country rights

Aug 6, 2020

The NLC and the NT Government signed the Blue Mud Bay Action Plan on 29 July.

Subject: Sea Rights

NT land councils: protection needed for remote drinking water supply

Jul 29, 2020

The four Northern Territory land councils condemn the unacceptable lack of protection for safe and adequate drinking water in the NT.

Subject: Country, Closing the Gap

Kenbi Rangers inspire next generation to care for country

Jul 15, 2020

The Kenbi Rangers, along with a number of supporters and stakeholders, hosted a junior ranger camp over three days in July at Charles Point as part of their ongoing commitment to engaging with the local community.

Vale Jack Ah Kit – the NLC mourns the passing of a great leader

Jul 13, 2020

The Northern Land Council mourns the passing of John Ah Kit – known better to many as Jack Ah Kit or just Jack – who passed away on Sunday 12 July at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Cool room breakdowns – no problem! Children go hunting at Wagiman Culture Camp

Jul 13, 2020

The otherwise quiet heritage site of Sawmill on the Wagiman Aboriginal Land Trust came to life on July 13 when the annual Wagiman Culture Camp - its diverse lineup of informative and entertaining guests – kicked off.

‘I want to excel’: young Galiwin’ku local thrives in traditional owner-funded position

Jul 10, 2020

Evellena Wanambi loves her job as a Youth Sport and Recreation (YSR) Officer at the East Arnhem Regional Council in Galiwin’ku. Thanks to funding provided by Galiwin’ku traditional owners, she is employed to support young people in her community to reach their potential.

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

Jul 8, 2020

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

Traditional owners try tech to keep ancient language alive

Jul 8, 2020

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.

Subject: Community Planning & Development

NLC Annual Report 2018-19

Jul 2, 2020

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2018-19 provides a comprehensive account of the Council's performance from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

NT land councils want borders to remain closed

Jun 25, 2020

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.

Subject: Coronavirus

NLC update on permit conditions after 5 June 2020

Jun 4, 2020

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

Subject: Coronavirus

Land Rights Act key to cultural integrity for the Mirarr traditional owners of Jabiru

May 13, 2020

The NLC has welcomed the introduction of the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Amendment (Jabiru) Bill 2020 into the Federal Parliament.

Subject: Land Rights, Native Title

Ranger Compliance Support Project Update April 2020

Apr 20, 2020

What you need to know about the Ranger Compliance Support Project at the NLC.

NLC's Aboriginal language short films about COVID-19

Apr 4, 2020

“Stay on country, care for family” in Yolngu Matha, one of 18 language messages produced by the NLC.

Subject: Coronavirus

NLC's Chairman shares a message about Coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020

A message for all you mob in the NLC area from the Chairman, Samuel Bush-Blanasi. "Stay on country, look after your family and look after yourself."

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

New travel restrictions for communities in the NLC area

Mar 26, 2020

The Commonwealth government announced that from midnight, 26 March, anyone wanting to enter ‘designated areas’ in the NT will need to self-isolate for 14 days before they can enter.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Public information sheet from the NT Aboriginal Land Councils

Mar 20, 2020

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

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

NLC information on accessing Top End communities

Mar 18, 2020

The NLC has suspended all permits to enter Aboriginal land for non-essential travel in response to COVID-19

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The NLC announces suspension of all permits to enter Aboriginal land for non-essential travel

Mar 14, 2020

At its meeting on 14 March 2020 the NLC Executive Council determined that all existing non-essential permits will be suspended and no new non-essential travel permits will be granted until further notice.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Remote Top End communities closed off to non-essential travel due to coronavirus - ABC News Darwin

Mar 14, 2020

Remote communities in the Northern Territory's Top End have been closed to all non-essential travel in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The NLC welcomes Aboriginal ranger funding extension

Mar 13, 2020

The NLC welcomes the announcement that the NIAA Indigenous Ranger Program funding will be extended for seven years.

Subject: Caring for Country

The NLC backs NTG's call to cancel non-essential trips to remote Aboriginal communities

Mar 12, 2020

The NLC's Executive Council has met with the Northern Territory Department of Health and the Danila Dilba Health Service’s CEO Ms Olga Havnen to examine strategies and information focused on protecting Aboriginal communities in the NLC’s region from the risk of coronavirus.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Regionalisation Strategy: 'Building the Bush'

Jan 31, 2020

The NLC's Regionalisation Strategy – ‘Building the Bush’ will help build NLC’s regional capacity to more quickly achieve operational objectives and key organisational goals. These will underpin our future as a sustainable organisation with the ability to meet challenges further into the 21st century whilst embedding our standing as a major grassroots Aboriginal organisation.

Subject: Business

Ranger Compliance Support Project Update Dec 2019

Jan 17, 2020

What you need to know about the Ranger Compliance Support Project at the Northern Land Council.

Subject: Caring for Country

NLC's Community Planning and Development Program - an overview

Dec 18, 2019

Watch this video to learn more about the NLC's Community Planning and Development Program.

Subject: Community Planning & Development

Community Planning and Development Newsletter

Dec 12, 2019

Aboriginal groups continue to work with the NLC’s Community Planning and Development (CP&D) team to drive their own development. Through the CP&D Program Aboriginal groups use their land use agreement income to do projects that bring lasting community benefit.

Subject: Community Planning & Development