Staff from the Rangelands NRM Geraldton office recently attended a workshop in Norseman at the invitation of the Ngadju Conservation Group, in conjunction with Gondwana Link Ltd, to formulate a plan for Ngadju to care for their country through an NRM program or project.
NRM Indigenous Facilitator Bevan Gray said the Ngadju have a long held a desire to return to country and implement sustainable NRM practices across the claim area.
The Ngadju Conservation Group was endorsed by the wider Ngadju Native Title Working Group to investigate opportunities in NRM and to build a relationship with key organisations like Rangelands NRM.
“A full day’s workshop resulted in a fantastic outcome whereby all participants left feeling empowered to deliver excellent on-ground activities,” Mr Gray said.
“That will allow for a continuance of Ngadju tradition and a succession plan that will enable future generations of their people to truly care for country.”
“Rangelands NRM staff were happy to help facilitate proceedings and give guidance to the group of passionate and committed Ngadju.”
Prior to the meeting Rangelands NRM was able to facilitate the provision of funding through the State NRM Office for a six month position with Gondwana Link to assist Ngadju build capacity in NRM planning and activities.
Image: [L to R] Keith Bradby (Gondawana Link), Peter Price (Gondawana Link) Jane Bradley (Rangelands NRM), Bevan Gray (Rangelands NRM), Les Schultz (Ngadju Conservation Working Group)