A Derby Aboriginal corporation is set to become the first organisation in Australia to commercialise the breeding of the northern Australian giant freshwater prawn, known as cherabin (Macrobrachium Spinipes).
This week has marked an important milestone in the expansion of traditional Indigenous fire management in the Northern Territory as the Tiwi Island rangers, the first group to receive operational funds from the $34 million Savanna Fire Management (SFM) Program, conduct early season burning practices to create healthier country.
ILC Chairperson, Mr Eddie Fry, has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to legislating significant reforms to the corporation’s legislation, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005.
The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Board is proud to announce the appointment of Tricia Button as its new deputy chief executive officer – the first Indigenous woman in the organisation to hold the prestigious leadership position.
The ILC’s purchase of the Port Smith Bird Park, near Broome, Western Australia, on behalf of the Karajarri Traditional Lands Association (KTLA) is testament to the success that collaborative, cross sector partnerships can achieve in assisting Traditional Owners secure land for economic, cultural, environmental and social benefit.
The land grant marks another significant milestone in supporting Indigenous prosperity and economic empowerment.