‘THE PROPOSED new Katherine Region Land Council has met with strong disapproval from around 100 Aboriginal traditional owners and community members.
The proposal put forward by the Jawoyn Association has drawn internal criticism with traditional owner Lisa Mumbin telling the meeting that the association was incapable of running a large and complex organization like a land council.
“The Jawoyn Association thought long and hard about asking for a new Land Council ten years ago – but back then it had strong leaders and strong support from traditional owners. Now it is just a shadow of the proud organization it once was.”
Northern Land Council Chief Executive Officer Kim Hill told the meeting that the proposal was little more than a “land grab”.
Read more in tomorrow’s NT News.’
Waiting to hear more from an authoritative source..