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Looking after our country our way

The North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) is an Indigenous led not-for-profit company operating across north Australia. We work to assist Indigenous people manage their country sustainably for all future generations.

Our organisation commenced in 2001 as a unincorporated joint venture. We provide Indigenous leadership in the delivery of large-scale and complex programs that meet the environmental, social, cultural, and economic needs of Indigenous people across northern Australia. NAILSMA works with all stakeholders to realise its philosophy of Looking after our country...our way to empower Indigenous people to take control of their lands and sea.

In 2012, we established and transitioned into a not-for-profit company to further our vision and mission. Our current member is the Northern Land Council.

Our focus is on facilitating large-scale and complex projects that combine science and research, Indigenous knowledge and practical support to achieve results that meet, cultural, environmental and economic benefits for Indigenous people. To date, we have successfully delivered over $30 million worth of projects across northern Australia.

Fast facts about NAILSMA

  • NAILSMA is recognised by Government and business as being at the forefront of Indigenous thinking about water policy and planning, regional marine planning, Carbon, Indigenous Livelihoods  and Indigenous youth leadership.
  • NAILSMA has delivered well over $30 million worth of projects across north Australia, partnering with Indigenous Australians, private and corporate sectors, and the public.
  • NAILSMA is regularly selected through competitive processes to implement and deliver land and sea management projects for Federal and State Governments.
  • NAILSMA brokers partnerships with industry leaders to support innovative Indigenous enterprises by delivering hands-on workshops, tools and knowledge in remote areas.

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