Mimal Land Management is an Indigenous owned and operated organisation focused on bringing benefits to country and culture for Dalabon, Rembarrnga and Mayili landowners and people of south central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Later today Mimal will celebrate its independence in a ceremony of song, dance, culture and celebration at the ranger base at Weemol in south central Arnhem Land.
Earlier this year i had the pleasure of spending a few days on country working with the Mimal Rangers – and other ranger groups from across Arnhem land for a few special days talking about the importance of birds to the work the do on country. I’d love to be there …
Wednesday October 25 marks a new era for Indigenous landowners and managers as Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation celebrates its independence.
Mimal has been on a long journey to independence since the inception of Mimal Rangers almost 20 years ago.
Following the growth of fire emissions abatement projects, our landowners saw the opportunity to secure autonomy for our ranger group.
The first major step was incorporation in April 2015, followed by a gradual transition of the Mimal rangers from Northern Land Council to operating wholly with Mimal Land Management.
With the transfer of Working on Country contracts to Mimal, the transition is complete and cause to pause and celebrate.
There have been a number of organisations that have contributed to the journey and we thank them all for their support, guidance and efforts: ALFA NT, Warddeken Land Management, Northern Land Council, Prime Minister & Cabinet, Northern Terrtiory Government and Bush Heritage have been key organisations in the successful transition.
Thank you also to the many individuals who have been involved in Mimal past and present and have all contributed to where we are now.
The Independence Day event will include a bunggul, barbeque and live music at the Weemol Ranger Base starting at 4pm on Wednesday 25 Octover 2017.