Aak Puul Ngantam - World Indigenous Network

Report
How do we know if we
are achieving our vision
- Two mobs, One river
NERP 2.2
KAANTJU COUNTRY
This is some of the Kaantju country.
Our country is approximately 400,000 hectares
Kaantju lands are situated on central Cape York between Umpilla clan estates
to the east and Wik Mungkan clan estates to the West
Kaantju people managing Kaantju country
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Kalan Enterprises is a family business, comprised of some Southern
Kaantju families
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Provides land management services, cultural heritage initiatives, business
development and supports personal and skills development of
Traditional Owners
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9 FT staff and 6 Casuals, all Cert 111 levels C&LM, 1 Ba Commerce final
year student, 1 cert 4 business, 1 specialist languages and ethno-botany.
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Last three years, focused on developing the work team and building core
land management capabilities and cultural heritage services
Kaantju people managing Kaantju country
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In 2012 commenced a planning process to guide the organisation forward
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The outcome of our planning helped us to understand that; you can’t have
healthy country, if the people aren’t healthy and our culture isn’t kept strong, and
this can be in any order.
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In our plan;
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We made a clear vision and mission statements (our dreams)
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Our Dream is to bring our country back to life like it was before by being on
country to protect our sites and share our proud culture with the rest of the
world. We will work to manage our country and nurture the biodiversity so
that our country will keep its clean running rivers and we will see healthy
populations of mantapa (plains turkey) and numpi (emu) roaming the open
grassy flats.
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Agreed on Targets and their current health
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Understood the threats to our targets
Now we are working towards implementing our plans
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Kalan wants to change the colours on our tables
Kaantju people managing Kaantju country
AURUKUN CAPE YORK
General Information
• Cape York’s largest Aboriginal community
• Covers 750,000 hectares
• 5 ritual clan groups
• 42 family groups
• Broader Wik Native Title estate covers 2.5
million hectares
• Communities of Napranum, Coen, Aurukun &
Pormpuraaw
Aak Puul Ngantam
• 2009 Reactive response to environmental policy frameworks around the
Wild Rivers legislation
• Over 2009 and 2010 Families came together to discuss formal response
and engage, Federal Government, QLD Government, regional orgs and
key stakeholders
• 2010 – 2011 Families come together to map out aspirations for country,
community, themselves and each-other
• Then discuss the vehicle in which they will drive to reach these outcomes
• 2011 Establishment of Aak Puul Ngantam to assist families achieving
these outcomes
• A vehicle to assist our outcomes and aspirations- utilising Government
and strategically chosen key partners to help us on our journey
•Our framework is an Aboriginal led bio-cultural approach
Winychanam
Wanam
5 Ritual Clan Groups
42 Family Groups
Ngan Aak Kunch RNTBC
APN Cape York
Sara
Puch
Apalech
Aak Puul Ngantam
Wik Registered Native Title
Prescribed Body Corporate
Aak Puul Ngantam
Trading as APN Cape York
wholly owned subsidiary
wholly owned subsidiary
APN Pastoral Co.
Community Engagement
APN Commercial
Training & Employment
APN Construction
Aurukun Property
Herd Development
Bio-cultural Management
APN Corporate Services
Contract Mustering
Ecosystem services
Bookkeeping
Labour Hire
Tourism
Cropping
School Camp
Mechanics
Fattening Properties
Carbon/Emissions Trading
Bakery
Butcher
Current Monitoring and Evaluation Context
Traditional Owner Vision and Aspirations
Healthy Country Healthy Culture Healthy
People and Livelihoods
Biophysical Asset
Management Target
Current MERI
Dealing
with
change
Biophysical
Science
Indigenous
enterprise
Traditional
Knowledge
Country &
People
Future Monitoring and Evaluation Context
Traditional Owner Vision and Aspirations
Bio-cultural Asset Management
Healthy Country Healthy Culture Healthy People and Livelihoods
FUTURE MERI
Dealing
with
change
Indigenous
enterprise
Traditional
Knowledge
Biophysical
Science
Country &
People
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Aak Puul Ngantam Pty Ltd, Kalan Enterprises Pty Ltd, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation
Anthropos Pty Ltd, Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation (CSIRO) and University
of New South Wales (UNSW)
Interdisciplinary research team includes:
Bruce Martin: CEO APN Cape York
Horace Wikmunea: Senior APN Ranger
Tim Jaffer: Executive Director Kalan Enterprises
Dion Creek: Projects Director
Lucretia Creek: Administration Manager Kalan Enterprises
Naomi Creek: Director
Dr David Martin: Anthropos Pty Ltd
Dr Justin Perry: CSIRO
Ellie Austin: Balkanu Pty Ltd
Melissa Sinclair: APN Cape York and University of New South Wales
and other traditional owners as they choose.
This research is part of the National Environmental Research Program
Northern Australia Hub. For more information about the Northern
Australia Hub go to www.nerpnorthern.edu.au
The research is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s
National Environmental Research Program
www.environment.gov.au/nerp
RESEARCH QUESTION AND APPROACH
Research Question
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How applicable and adaptable are the CFOC and WOC ME frameworks to local
community’s broader indigenous sustainable livelihood plans and work-programs.
When these tools are adapted by communities in this way how well do they support;
strategic and adaptive responses to environment changes and environmental policy
conditions; identification of potential sustainable livelihoods options; appropriate
governance and decision making and institutional contexts within which it occurs; and
improvements to local livelihoods, socio-economic conditions and sustainability at a
local scale in Cape York?
Approach/Method
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Two traditional owner groups in central Cape York in partnership with CSIRO, Anthropos
Consulting and Balkanu will;
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adapt the ME frameworks for CFOC and WOC to their broader sustainable
livelihoods plans and work programs,
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trial these, and
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over two years review outcomes in relation to impact on sustainable livelihood
outcomes at the local scale whilst maintain reporting commitments to external
stakeholders i.e. funders.
From this work recommendations will be developed for similar applications for
indigenous communities elsewhere.

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