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Welcome to the resource area for locating NLC publications including media releases, newsletters, public notices and the Land Rights News (Northern Edition), Australia's longest running Aboriginal newspaper.

Land Rights News (Northern Edition) is published by the Northern Land Council and is distributed free to communities in the Northern Territory. See the rates to advertise in the only newspaper to reliably reach Aboriginal people in the remote Top End.

NLC's Aboriginal language short films about COVID-19

“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

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

NLC's Community Planning and Development Program - an overview

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

Subject: Community Planning & Development

Indigenous Ranger Forum 2019

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.

Subject: Caring for Country

Connecting school students to learn on 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.

Subject: Caring for Country

ABC Darwin: Ranger funding announcement 2018

More than $250 million over three years has been announced for Indigenous Rangers. The funding will continue to deliver 2000 jobs to 118 Indigenous rangers groups, keeping country and culture strong for the benefit of all Australians and the world. Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion made the announcement on Friday 27 April 2018 alongside NLC's Malak Malak Rangers.

Subject: Caring for Country

Wagiman Ranger Story - Bellyache Bush 2016-2017

Hear about the "Bellyache bush walk," a weed control bush walk that also takes to the skies to monitor crocodiles, buffaloes, cattle, pigs and horses.

Subject: Caring for Country

Malak Malak ranger story

Meet Matthew, Amos, Aaron and Rob from the Malak Malak Ranger Group as they take you across their country. The Malak Malak Rangers manage 30,000 hectares of land along the iconic Daly River. Their land and sea management activities include managing intense invasive weed infestations, fire management, environmental monitoring and scared site protection. Their persistent work has seen the invasive weed Mimosa pigra eradicated on a 30km stretch of the Daly River.

Subject: Caring for Country

Sabrina Wauchope, Croker Island Junior Ranger

Sabrina Wauchope, 16, is training to become a Garngi Ranger in her home of Croker Island. This video was put together by female rangers who took part in media training at the Womens' Engagement Camp at Barrapunta Outstation in late September.

Subject: Caring for Country

Bulgul Ranger Group

Find out how Bulgul Rangers have returned their country to almost the way it was in the past. Quolls, dingos and migratory birds have now been identified, thought to have nearly disappeared. Ranger coordinator Ricky Cubillo tells NLC: "Our culture can be passed on to the younger generations and stories won't be lost thanks to the work of the Bulgul Ranger Group."

Subject: Caring for Country

Numbulwar Numburindi Ranger Group

The Numburindi ranger group has one of the highest number of women engaged in the program. Numburindi Rangers have decided that regular women's culture camps should be held to engage young women from the community with cultural heritage, healthy living and land management activities.

Subject: Caring for Country

Wudicupildiyerr Outstation Rangers

The Wudicupildiyerr Outstation Rangers look after 160,000 hectares of land and sea throughout the Daly River/Port Keats Land Trust. Since this video was made, Wudi Rangers have been successful in receiving NTG funding to provide infrastructure including power, ablution facilities and amenities at their ranger base, enabling them to continue the great work they have achieved over the years.

Roper Highway Upgrade

The Roper River Highway connects the Stuart Highway at Mataranka with the remote community of Ngukurr. Following consultation and negotiation with Traditional Owners by the Northern Land Council, 7.3 km of sealed road and two high level bridges ave been constructed at the Roper River Crossing and the Wilton river Crossing.

Ganalanga Mindibirrina - Home of the Waanyi Garawa people

The Ganalanga-Mindibirrina Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was declared on 29 June 2015 with a ceremony held at Wallace Creek on 29 June 2016. Hear from the Waanyi and Garawa people on what the Ganalanga Mindibirrina Indigenous Protected Area means to them.