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NLC challenge overturns unsustainable water licence decision

Jun 24, 2021

Subject: Land Rights, Caring for Country

The announcement this week that a 10,000-megalitre water extraction licence in the Larrimah area has been revoked is a win for the environment and future generations of Territorians.

The NLC’s women ranger employment program wins human rights award

Dec 11, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

​The Caring for Country Branch’s Women’s Employment Program has received an award at the 2020 NT Human Rights Awards.

Malak Malak Traditional Owners launch Healthy Country Plan

Sep 25, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carbon farming supports Yugul Mangi culture camp for young people

Jan 22, 2019

Subject: Caring for Country

The Yugul Mangi Rangers ran a two-day culture camp in September 2018. Traditional Owners from the South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area (SEAL IPA) supported the camp using income from the carbon farming work of their rangers.

Waanyi-Garawa ranger presents at international conference

Jan 22, 2019

Subject: Caring for Country

Waanyi-Garawa ranger ​Josephine Davey, Ganalanga-Mindibirrina IPA coordinator Ostiane Massiani and NLC Caring for Country women and youth coordinator Kate van Wezel ​travelled to the University of Queensland in early December to present a paper at ​Unsettling Australia, the 2018 biennial conference of the International Australian Studies Association. ​

Timber Creek Rangers trained in sawfish monitoring

Dec 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

NLC’s Timber Creek rangers and CSIRO have established a sawfish monitoring program on the Victoria River to record population estimates.

The Women’s Culture Walk 2018

Jul 6, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Thirty women from Numbulwar took part in the Women’s Culture Walk from 25-29 June 2018, traversing 40km of coast in the South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area.

NLC Rangers among first NT Fisheries Inspectors

Jun 1, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Two NLC rangers are among the first six Indigenous Rangers in the Northern Territory to become Fisheries Inspectors.

ABC Darwin: Ranger funding announcement 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

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.

ALFA Pre Fire Season Meeting

Apr 12, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Our Yugul Mangi and Numbulwar Numburindi Rangers attended the annual pre fire season meeting organised by ALFA NT from 10-11 April at Barrapunta.

The Wardaman: Looking after Country

Mar 14, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Birds are closely connected to Wardaman culture. Many Wardaman dances have been adapted from bird movements and much Wardaman rock art depicts birds.

Malak Malak ranger story

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

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.

Sabrina Wauchope, Croker Island Junior Ranger

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

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.

Bulgul Ranger Group

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

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."

Numbulwar Numburindi Ranger Group

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

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.