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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

Subject: Community Planning & Development

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.

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

Subject: Coronavirus

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.

NLC update on permit conditions after 5 June 2020

Jun 4, 2020

Subject: Coronavirus

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

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

May 13, 2020

Subject: Land Rights, Native Title

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

Ranger Compliance Support Project Update April 2020

Apr 20, 2020

Subject: Permits

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

Subject: Coronavirus

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

NLC’s Chairman shares a message about Coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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."

New travel restrictions for communities in the NLC area

Mar 26, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

Public information sheet from the NT Aboriginal Land Councils

Mar 20, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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

NLC information on accessing Top End communities

Mar 18, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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

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

Mar 14, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

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

Mar 14, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

The NLC welcomes Aboriginal ranger funding extension

Mar 13, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

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

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

Mar 12, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

Regionalisation Strategy: ‘Building the Bush’

Jan 31, 2020

Subject: Business

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.

Ranger Compliance Support Project Update Dec 2019

Jan 17, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

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

NLC’s Community Planning and Development Program - an overview

Dec 18, 2019

Subject: Community Planning & Development

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

Community Planning and Development Newsletter

Dec 12, 2019

Subject: Community Planning & Development

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.

Legune Station Native Title holders reach first community development milestone

Dec 9, 2019

Subject: Community Planning & Development

Native Title holders have been working with the NLC's Community Planning and Development (CP&D) Program to complete an upgrade of their outstation at Marralum on Legune Station.

Indigenous Ranger Forum 2019

Dec 4, 2019

Subject: Caring for Country

Hundreds of rangers from across the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland came together near Darwin in August to share their knowledge and hone their skills.

The NLC members back stability and renewal

Dec 4, 2019

Delegates to the 121st Full Council meeting of the NLC have voted to return Samuel Bush-Blanasi as Chairman of the NLC, with Calvin Deveraux being elected as Deputy Chair.

The NLC reinforces that any examination of Yuendumu shooting be independent and transparent

Nov 12, 2019

The Chairman and Members of the NLC extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Kumanjayi Walker at this difficult time.

Territory Q’s profile of NLC CEO Marion Scrymgour

Nov 8, 2019

Marion Scrymgour was the first Indigenous woman in Parliament and later became the first Indigenous leader of an Australian government in history when she was made Acting Chief Minister.

NLC to NT government: ‘Stop blaming Aboriginal people for your failures’

Oct 14, 2019

The Northern Land Council says Aboriginal Territorians have been betrayed by the shock announcement today that the government won’t proceed with proposed amendments to the Pastoral Land Act.

Burial & Cremation Bill fails Aboriginal people

Oct 13, 2019

The Northern Land Council is profoundly disappointed with the failure of the NT Legislative Assembly’s Social Policy Scrutiny Committee to address serious concerns raised by Aboriginal people about the Burial & Cremation Bill 2019.

Connecting school students to learn on country

Oct 11, 2019

Subject: Caring for Country

A three-day Learning on Country forum took place in Darwin in September, involving more than 80 school principals, teachers, rangers and ranger coordinators, Learning on Country coordinators and Indigenous cultural advisors.

Learning on Country: connecting school students to work on country

Sep 9, 2019

Subject: Caring for Country

More than 80 school principals, teachers, rangers and ranger coordinators, Learning on Country coordinators and Indigenous cultural advisors came together for a three-day Learning on Country forum in Darwin this month.

NLC calls on the NT Government to delay the introduction of the Burial & Cremation Bill

Sep 5, 2019

The NLC's East Arnhem Regional Council has urged the NT Government to delay the introduction of the contentious Burial & Cremation Bill (2018) into the Legislative Assembly at the next sitting.

Rangers honing their skills at 2019 Indigenous Ranger Forum

Sep 3, 2019

Hundreds of Indigenous rangers travelled thousands of kilometres from across the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland to learn, grow and share their knowledge last week.

NLC Corporate Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23

Sep 3, 2019

The NLC Corporate Plan provides information about the significant activities which the NLC will undertake over the four years, 2019/20 to 2022/23

NLC Regional Councils shout out on water security crisis in the bush

Aug 21, 2019

The 42nd joint meeting of the NLC's Borroloola Barkly and Ngukurr Regional Councils at Robinson River heard more details about an impending water security crisis in remote communities and homelands in the NLC’s area.