The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) is a leader in finding practical solutions to support Indigenous people manage their land and sea resources into the future. NAILSMA, a not for profit company, has over a decade of experience in delivering complex and challenging programs across north Australia.
Indigenous Australians are responsible for managing over 40% of the land in north Australia and have interests in well over 80% of the north. NAILSMA is making a real difference to finding solutions to support them in their work for future generations.
Call for dialogue on Indigenous water policy Peter Yu, Chair of NAILSMA, has supported calls for the NT Government to reinstate the Strategic Indigenous Reserve (SIR) water policy ensuring a foundation for an equitable approach to Indigenous participation in the current and developing economies of the Territory and across northern Australia. Read media release. Posted 13/06/2013
Kantri Laif Issue 7 - May 2013 - north Australian Indigenous land and sea management news.Read online, download pdf or email us for printed copies. Find out how. Posted 06/06/2013
Indigenous participation in northern development. Professor Patrick Dodson said, ‘there was a critical need to develop a commercial framework that could assist Traditional Owner interests for engagement with investors, development proponents and governments'. Read media release. Posted 22/05/2013
NAILSMA and NLC called a moratorium on water allocation proposals that could result in excessive use of a valuable water source until the NT Government finalises Mataranka Water Allocation Plan. This water allocation issue raised much media attention. Read all. Posted 28/03/2013
Closing the gap with water allocation - Strategic Indigenous Reserves. This newly released Indigenous water policy position reaffirms the rights of Indigenous people to a share of the water on their traditional lands. Read media release and policy position. Posted 20/03/2013
The Information Hub is a great place to discover more about our work in north Australia supporting Indigenous people manage their land and sea resources into the future. You will find detailed information about each of our program areas as well as a rich resource of publications, articles, digital story reports and information on north Australian ranger groups. Browse through the site and use the comprehensive search facility to locate your areas of interest.
- Second Indigenous Experts Forum on Sustainable Economic Development 2013 - 30th of Apr, 2013
- International spotlight on north Australian Indigenous fire management at UN Climate Change Conference in Doha - Dec 2012 - 5th of Dec, 2012
- The National Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Change Adaptation Workshop 2012 - 14th of Nov, 2012
- Society for Conservation Biology Conference - Oceania 2012 - Darwin, Australia - 21st of Sep, 2012