Jaru Native Title recognised on country
The Federal Court of Australia has travelled to the Kimberley region of Western Australia today to officially recognise the Jaru native title holders as the Traditional Owners of 23,591 square kilometres of country.
The native title determination was held at a place called Mary Pool, approximately 100 kilometres outside of Halls Creek, and was expected to be attended by around 70 Traditional Owners.
KLC responds to WA fracking announcement
November 29, 2018
The KLC has called on the WA Government not to lift the moratorium on fracking until a clear process for Traditional Owner consent is in place and more information becomes available about the details of the State Government’s plan.
Paruku Rangers score second snap of rare night parrot
November 24, 2018
One of the Kimberley’s most isolated Indigenous ranger teams has for the second time photographed the elusive and critically endangered night parrot.
Digital connections to Aboriginal country will revolutionise cultural and conservation management
October 24, 2018
A new project in West Australia’s Kimberley will use cutting-edge technology to create digital connections to country, helping maintain and teach Aboriginal culture and to better help in the fight against Australia’s appalling species extinction rate.
Mayala native title recognised after twenty years
October 4, 2018
Two decades after their native title claim was first lodged, the Mayala native title holders have today been recognised by the Federal Court of Australia as the Traditional Owners of their country in the Buccaneer Archipelago and King Sound in the Kimberley region of WA.
KLC calls for constitutional reform on historic 40th anniversary
September 17, 2018
The Kimberley Land Council will make history this week, officially celebrating 40 years of standing up for the rights of Kimberley Aboriginal people.
Unmarked remains given new home
August 28, 2018
The Gooniyandi rangers have taken on one of their most important jobs to date – assisting with the repatriation of unmarked human remains from the banks of the Fitzroy River.
Kimberley Traditional Owners establish Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council
June 19, 2018
Kimberley Traditional Owners met with State Government representatives in Perth during the first ever gathering of the newly formed Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council.
Images of historic land rights dispute unveiled
June 6, 2018
The Kimberley Land Council has unveiled a special 40th anniversary exhibition of photographs at National Native Title Conference in Broome.
Anthony Watson welcomes delegates to National Native Title Conference
June 5, 2018
KLC Chairman Anthony Watson delivers powerful speech to delegates at the National Native Title Conference.
KLC calls for Aboriginal Heritage Act rewrite
May 29, 2018
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.
National Native Title Conference
June 5-7 2018
In its 40th anniversary year, the Kimberley Land Council is proud to have been selected as the co-convenor of the 2018 National Native Title Conference.
Historic day on country for Middle Dampier Peninsula native title holders
May 2, 2018
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
Mar 12, 2018
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
Dec 21, 2017
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.
The Kimberley Indigenous Saltwater Science Project
Dec 20, 2017
The Kimberley Indigenous Saltwater Science Project (KISSP) working group met in November to discuss saltwater research and the challenges currently being experienced by both saltwater managers and scientists around research and monitoring activities in the Kimberley.
Bindunbur native title decision handed down
Nov 23, 2017
The Federal Court has handed down its decision in relation to native title on the Middle Dampier Peninsula. Handed down by Justice Anthony North, the judgment dealt with three different native title claims known as Bindunbur, Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr.
KLC pays tribute to Green Army rangers
Nov 23, 2017
More than 30 Indigenous rangers have lost their positions due to the axing of the Federal Government's Green Army program.
Cashless Debit Card opening statement
Nov 16, 2017
LC Deputy CEO Tyronne Garstone and Deputy Chair Merle Carter recently appeared before the Community Affairs Legislation Committee regarding the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017.
KLC exports Indigenous fire management to the world
Nov 16, 2017
The Kimberley Land Council is set to lead a groundbreaking international fire management project in Botswana.
First threatened compulsory acquisition since James Price Point
Oct 25, 2017
Barnicoat Island is currently the subject of a ‘Notice Of Intention To Take’ by the WA Government.
Giant painting ‘awakened’ in the desert
Oct 24, 2017
The Ngurrara canvas has been returned to the place it was painted 20 years ago.
Paruku Rangers discover night parrot
Oct 14, 2017
The Paruku Rangers working with WWF Australia and Environs Kimberley have gathered sound and video evidence of the night parrot in the Great Sandy Desert. Click here to watch our you tube video.
Traditional Owners lodge appeal after Sheffield conduct condemned
Oct 12, 2017
Mount Jowlaenga Traditional Owners have lodged an appeal with the Full Federal Court of Australia.
Aug 30, 2017 Nolan Hunter delivers prestigious Nulungu lecture
Aug 16, 2017 Biggest ranger forum ever
Jul 18, 2017 Senators seek feedback on Cashless Debit Card
Jun 02, 2017 25 years of native title - where to from here?
June 01, 2017 Kick starting cultural enterprise in the Kimberley
May 26, 2017 Reject minimalism on referendum anniversary
May 06, 2017 Bardi Jawi rangers discover Nicobar pigeon
May 01, 2017 KLC Chairman delivers UN Intervention
Mar 31, 2017 Senate rejects Section 18C changes
Mar 21, 2017 Bidyadanga crocodile warning
Mar 13, 2017 Rangers tackle bilby conservation
Mar 02, 2017 Indigenous fire management program gets underway
Feb 13, 2017 Referendum Council visits Broome
Dec 21, 2016 Questions remain over remote services reform
Dec 12, 2016 KLC and YAC announce new partnership
Nov 21, 2016 Rangers rise to Smackdown challenge
Nov 18, 2016 Native title at heart of Fitzroy River Declaration
Oct 25, 2016 Second native title win for Gooniyandi people
Oct 11, 2016 Ranger expertise on fire ground
Sep 30, 2016 Strength shown at AGMs
Sep 16, 2016 Community closures still on the agenda
May 13, 2016 Bindunbur Native Title Trial update
May 12, 2016 Ngurrara 2-Way Learning Cultural Camp
Jan 19, 2016 Bunuba people celebrate native title determination