Our Traditional Owners

Anindilyakwa Land Council

The Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) is the representative body for the Traditional Owners of all 14 clans of the Groote Eylandt archipelago.

It comprises a Board of traditional owners, a land and environmental management division, a cultural business division, an economic development unit and a corporate services area.

The ALC’s primary purpose is to enable the Anindilyakwa people to take advantage of the opportunities and technology available today while preserving land, language and culture.

The ALC’s main responsibilities are to:

  • manage the land to protect the interests of the Anindilyakwa people
  • protect sacred sites
  • facilitate consultation about proposals relating to land and sea in the archipelago
  • support the traditional owners to engage in commercial activities and economic development
  • supervise and administer lands trusts
  • control visits by all non-Indigenous people through the permits system
  • protect and preserve culture, including intellectual property, copyright and reproduction of cultural products against illegal or improper use of research, digital images, designs, stories, bio-cultural information, artefacts and art.

Read more about the ALC and how it supports the Anindilyakwa people on its website: www.anindilyakwa.com.au.