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Central Land Council annual report 2017-18



Central Land Council annual report 2017-18


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Central Land Council

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Alice Springs


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70 CLC ANNUAL REPORT 201718 Ratara Aboriginal Corporation, whose members are traditional owners of Finke Gorge National Park, in June finally entered into a sublease with the Northern Territory over the old ranger station in the park. The Finke Gorge National Park had been granted to the Lhere Pirnte ALT in 2011, with the ALT granting a lease to the NT in the same year to allow the NT to continue to operate the National Park under a joint management arrangement. Yalka Ratara is upgrading the ranger facilities and surrounding area using rent income from the NT government for the park to operate a tourism business including a camp ground. Land management staff represented the tourism interests of constituents at interagency meetings and regional tourism and economic development fora, such as the stakeholder meetings associated with the East MacDonnell Plenty Highway tourism master plan. BUSHFOODS INDUSTRY The CLC has contributed to applied research and related activities of a collaborative project of the NT government and the bushfoods industry. The project builds on existing research to better understand opportunities and challenges and develop strategies to increase Aboriginal peoples involvement in the industry. Related activities and outcomes include: an event in Arlparra community that brought together 35 bushfoods harvesters from across the region to identify strategies, share knowledge and promote intergenerational learning a national bushfoods industry event in Alice Springs that connected community-based harvesters with horticulturalists, advocacy bodies, researchers and other agencies a market research project initiated with international consultancy firm Ernst & Young better contact between CLC staff and harvesters, who have requested help with fire management in order to protect their bushfood plants. PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT The CLC provided representation, support and advice to traditional owners involved in both large commercial enterprises and small community-based projects. It continued to assist traditional owners involved in pastoral enterprises with governance and planning by providing secretariat and legal support for company boards. It also facilitated board meetings of Huckitta Enterprises Pty Ltd under a management support agreement and helped the company deal with the resignation and subsequent departure of its pastoral coordinator. Kurrawarra Nyura Mala Aboriginal Corporation directors (left to right) Elaine Sandy, Charlotte Cooper, Belinda Manfong, Penny Williams and Kevin Bishop at Tjinkitji during a burning trip in June 2018.

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