NQ Dry Tropics supports 16 Traditional Owner groups to access information and funding for land and sea activities.
We have helped over 15 projects in the last couple of years including; introducing a cultural education program to school children and the Townsville region, a two-day workshop of Traditional Owner women at Cape Upstart just outside of Bowen, weed management projects on Palm Island and Magnetic Island.
We have also helped a Traditional Owner group set up the Green Army – a group of Traditional Owners employed to do land management activities.
Local Traditional Owner groups are moving ahead to develop an ecological knowledge project. NQ Dry Tropics is supporting people to collect, record and use traditional knowledge.
We have a Traditional Owner Management Group meeting on June 18 and 19 in Townsville to discuss this project and Traditional Owner natural resource management in the region.
NQ Dry Tropics has also helped Aboriginal landowners understand how climate change will affect them, how a carbon credits system works and how to minimise climate change on their property. One hundred people attended workshops about climate change.
NQ Dry Tropics published a useful landholders’ guide to cultural heritage called Healthy Land Yarn.
Safeguarding the Gungu is educational DVD. It involved three Traditional Owner groups and is being presented in schools to teach young people about the cultural importance of seaturtles.
The groups below have an interest in NQ Dry Tropics activities. For more information on each see Traditional Owners.
• Gugu Badhun