The Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) is a ‘future-forward’ Land Council, highly geared to enable the Anindilyakwa people to take full advantage of the opportunities and technology available in the 21st Century, while simultaneously preserving land, language and culture. This is the directive given by the 14 clans of the archipelago.
The ALC, under section 23(1) of the ALRA undertakes the following:
- Management of the land to protect Traditional Owners’ interests
- Protection of sacred sites
- Consultation regarding proposals relating to lands and seas in the Groote Archipelago
- Provision of assistance to Traditional Owners to engage in commercial activities and economic development
- Supervision and administration of Land Trusts
- Control of visits by all non-indigenous people through monitoring and permits
- Protection and preservation of culture, including Intellectual Property, Copyright and reproduction of cultural products to safeguard against illegal or improper use of research, digital images, designs, stories, bio-cultural information, artefacts and art
Click on the link below to learn more about Anindilyakwa Land Council’s vision, mission and values.
There are three totems within the official brand logo of the ALC. These represent the moieties and clans who live on the Groote Archipelago, and are the morning star, sawfish, and hammerhead shark.
Since commencing in 1991, the ALC has grown to 9 departments and around 145 employees, with over 50% of our workforce being Traditional Owners of the Groote archipelago.
The Groote Archipelago is situated in the Northern Territory (NT) on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, approximately 640km east south east of Darwin and some 50km off the Arnhem Land coast.
The weather on Groote Eylandt is tropical with hot humid and wet summers marked by thunderstorms. Summer temperatures range from 25 to 40 degrees Celsius. The winters are dry and mild with temperatures from a rare 10 to 30 degrees.
The Anindilyakwa people primarily reside in the three townships of Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra. There are also a number of homeland centres or outstations, associated with the townships.
To ensure the best possible legal protection for the Anindilyakwa people and to safeguard their intellectual property, the ALC will generally assume copyright over any design, text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings, photography and film generated with the aim of commercial production or research publication