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Nov 24, 2017

Kimberley Traditional Owners establish Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council

Kimberley Traditional Owners will meet with State Government representatives in Perth today during the first ever gathering of the newly formed Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council.


Images of historic land rights dispute unveiled

The Kimberley Land Council has unveiled a special 40th anniversary exhibition of photographs taken during one of the most influential land rights disputes in Australian history.


KLC calls for Aboriginal Heritage Act rewrite

The Kimberley Land Council is calling for a complete overhaul of the Aboriginal Heritage Act, following the start of a WA State Government review of the legislation in the Kimberley this month.


Historic day on country for Middle Dampier Peninsula native title holders Yi-Martuwarra Ngurrara native title handed down in central Kimberley

Historic day on country for Middle Dampier Peninsula native title holders
Hundreds of people gathered in Beagle Bay for the on country determination of the Bindunbur and Jabirr Jabirr/Ngumbarl native title claims. 


Yi-Martuwarra Ngurrara native title handed down in central Kimberley

The Ngurrara people have today been recognised as the native title holders of approximately 20,000 square kilometres of land and water in the central Kimberley.


Traditional Owners triumph in landmark Full Federal Court win
The Kimberley Land Council has welcomed a "landmark decision" by the Full Federal Court of Australia upholding the appeal of the Mount Jowlaenga Traditional Owners against mineral sands company Sheffield Resources Limited and the West Australian Government


AIATSIS media release - KLC announced as co-convenor for NNTC

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is proud to announce the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) as the co-convenor of the 2018 National Native Title Conference.


KLC pays tribute to Green Army rangers

The Kimberley Land Council has paid tribute to the more than 30 Indigenous rangers who will leave the organisation’s ranks, following the end of Green Army funding this month.


Nov 23, 2017

Bindunbur native title handed down

A Federal Court decision has confirmed the existence of native title over the Middle Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.


KLC exports Indigenous fire management to the world

The Kimberley Land Council has been named as a leading project partner in a new international savanna fire management project which will see Australia’s knowledge of Indigenous fire management exported to the world.


Nov 16, 2017

Oct 24, 2017


First threatened compulsory acquisition since James Price Point

A group of Kimberley Traditional Owners is at risk of having a portion of their land forcibly acquired by the State Government, the first time since the controversial James Price Point decision.


Oct 16, 2017

Kimberley Rangers off to Africa

Three Indigenous rangers from the Kimberley will soon embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Kenya, Africa, to connect with Maasai community rangers in their tribal homelands.


Oct 14, 2017


Paruku Rangers' night parrot discovery

The Paruku Rangers have gathered photographic and audio evidence of what is believed to be the ‘holy grail’ of birds, the incredibly rare night parrot.


Oct 12, 2017

Traditional Owners lodge appeal after Sheffield conduct condemned

Kimberley Traditional Owners of the Mount Jowlaenga area have lodged an appeal with the Full Federal Court of Australia against mineral sands miner Sheffield Resources Ltd and the State of Western Australia.


Sep 29, 2017

Land Councils convene to focus on a new approach to Indigenous advancement

Today, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Kimberley Land Council and the Northern Land Council met in Sydney to commence a high-level dialogue aimed at resetting the relationship between Indigenous Australians, Governments and the broader Australian society.


Sep 29, 2017

Joint statement - KLC, KALACC, KLRC and Aarnja

Our ancestors walked this land for thousands upon thousands of years. They had laws, languages and cultures that survive until this day.


Sep 22, 2017

Sheffield response

An appeal by Kimberley Traditional Owners from the Mt Jowlaenga #2 native title claim group against mineral sands miner Sheffield Resources Ltd and the State of Western Australia has been dismissed in the Federal Court of Australia.


Sep 7, 2017

Sawfish numbers soar

Nyikina Mangala rangers together with Murdoch University researchers have recorded a spike in the critically endangered sawfish in the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River.


Jul 31, 2017

Indigenous Rangers Protecting Australia

Indigenous rangers will travel thousands of kilometres from locations all across northern Australia for a massive ranger gathering in the Kimberley this week.


Jul 27, 2017

Fitzroy River dam proposal statement

The Kimberley Land Council is not aware of any engagement between KIMCO and the KLC or Traditional Owners regarding a new proposal to dam the Fitzroy River.


Jul 18, 2017



Senators seek feedback on Cashless Debit Card

Kimberley Land Council Directors met with Senators Jacqui Lambie and Skye Kakoschke-Moore at their quarterly board meeting in Kununurra last week.


July 12, 2017




Traditional Owners take on mining company and win

In a major win for Traditional Owners, an Australian mining company will be forced to pay court costs of around $200,000 for exhibiting what has been described as “thoroughly unreasonable conduct” in relation to a native title claim.


June 03, 2017

25 years of native title - where to from here?

Kimberley Land Council Chief Executive Officer Nolan Hunter says the only way forward for land rights in Australia is a complete overhaul of the Native Title Act, with Aboriginal people at the centre of reshaping the legislation.

June 01, 2017



Kick-starting cultural enterprise in the Kimberley

An innovative cultural enterprise model, to provide targeted cultural and environmental business expertise to the Kimberley Indigenous Ranger Network, will launch on Friday 2nd June at the Ernst and Young offices in Perth. READ MORE HERE

May 26, 2017



Reject minimalism on referendum anniversary

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and as the nation marks another National Sorry Day, KLC CEO Nolan Hunter says Australia must act now if it wants to see real Indigenous recognition. READ MORE HERE

May 05, 2017

Bardi Jawi rangers discover Nicobar pigeon on Kimberley coastline

A bird native to South East Asia and the South Pacific has been discovered in Western Australia’s Kimberley region by Indigenous ranger group, the Bardi Jawi rangers. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

April 11, 2017



KLC calls for native title transparency

The Kimberley Land Council has called on the Attorney General to support a forum for native title representative bodies and other key stakeholders to properly discuss all of the Government’s proposed changes to the Native Title Act. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

March 31, 2017

KLC applauds Senate's rejection of 18C changes

The Kimberley Land Council has applauded a decision overnight of the Senate to throw out changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

March 23, 2017

KLC responds to Native Title Amendment Bill

The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) has welcomed a Senate report supporting the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017, but says more needs to be done to protect the rights of native title holders. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

March 21, 2017

Karajarri rangers set first crocodile trap

Karajarri rangers are urging local community members to be aware of a saltwater crocodile that has been spotted at a nearby creek. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

March 17, 2017

Kimberley Indigenous rangers tackle bilby conservation

Indigenous rangers from across the Kimberley will gather in Fitzroy Crossing this week in an effort to better understand and protect the iconic Australian bilby. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

March 2, 2017

Indigenous fire management program gets underway

The Kimberley Ranger Network will begin its annual fire management program across the region this month.


Feb 13, 2017

Referendum Council dialogue discusses Constitutional reform

This past weekend delegates from across the Kimberley and Pilbara came together at the Broome First Nations Regional Dialogue to discuss constitutional reform.



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Fitzroy River Declarationmedia release - Issued on behalf of Traditional Owners

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Feb 26, 2015

Kurungal landowners celebrate legal recognition of their land after almost two decades

Dec 1, 2015

KLC represents Indigenous Australia at UN climate change conference

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Barnett turns his back on Aboriginal people

Nov 13, 2014

Indigenous people from five continents discuss nature and culture

Nov 10, 2014

WA Aboriginal Heritage Act needs to be scrapped

Aug 6, 2014

Traditional Owners to lose millions of dollars under Emission Reduction Fund

Jul 9, 2014

United in the stand against domestic violence

Jun 27, 2014

KLC returns from United Nations event

Jun 6, 2014

Crocodile management top priority for Kimberley rangers

Jun 4, 2014

After 18 years Traditional Owners of the Fitzroy River get native title

May 29, 2014

KLC heads to New York to host United Nations event

May 8, 2014

Karajarri people declare IPA to protect country and culture

May 7, 2014

Bardi Jawi Rangers launch specialised marine vessel

May 2, 2014