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NLC CEO Joe Morrison speaks to ABC Darwin's Conor Byrne about resetting the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, opportunities for Aboriginal Territorians and how to grapple with high levels of dysfunction, trauma, homelessness and alcoholism in our communities.
NLC CEO Mr Joe Morrison has been appointed to the Indigenous Reference Group to advance Indigenous economic interests in the North.
NLC rangers attended the Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) meeting on 5-6 December in Nitmiluk National Park to share knowledge about the challenges and successes of fire management in Arnhem Land.
The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 is very special legislation, not just for the Northern Territory but by world standards.
Australia’s vast and ecologically intact northern tropical savannas are extremely flammable and recent fire regimes have been dominated by large, late dry season wildfires.
Native title holders have authorised an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) for Stage 1 of Project Sea Dragon, which is planned eventually to deliver a massive prawn farm producing 100,000 tonnes of black tiger prawns a year on Legune Station in the far north-west of the Northern Territory.
The NLC has undertaken to work with the Baniyala community in east Arnhem Land to develop a workable model for the issue of local leases under the Land Rights Act.
The Northern Territory Government says it’s prepared to engage in discussions with the Northern Land Council about compensation to native title holders for the effect on native title rights and interests of the grant of mineral leases where the McArthur River Mine near Borroloola is situated.
Hosted by the Kimberley Land Council through support from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 34 rangers representing 12 NLC ranger groups attended the Kimberley Ranger Forum held on Bardi Jawi country in August at Pender Bay on the Dampier Peninsula, WA.
The Largetooth Sawfish (scientific name Pristis pristis, known locally as Tyemerirriny) can be found in the freshwater section of a number of big rivers in northern Australia.
The Ritharrngu, Ngandi, Ngalakgan, Warndarrang, Marra, Alawa and Nunggubuyu Traditional Owners celebrated the dedication of the South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) at a ceremony at Namiliwiri Outstation near Ngukurr on 19 September.
Holding an annual country camp is a founding principle of the Joint Management Partners of the Judbarra/Gregory National Park.
Cherry Wulumirr Daniels awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of dedicating her life to the advancement of her community
Cherry Wulumirr Daniels OAM chose to share her joy of being awarded an Order of Australia in the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours List with her family and community of Ngukurr on 26 October. And so in front of a cheering crowd at the Ngukurr School she was formally handed her Order of Australia medal by the Administrator of the Northern Territory, the Hon. John Hardy OAM