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Land Council returns to Traditional Owners for instructions following NT Court water decision
The Central Land Council acknowledged the NT Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to dismiss legal challenges to a controversial w...
Giovanni Torre 31 Jan 2024
Remote NT Traditional Owners left out of river consultations: "Hear my voice"
Alawa Traditional Owner Naomi Wilfred has spoken out, voicing her concerns for the future of the Northern Territory's river syst...
Jess Whaler 8 Dec 2023
Arnhem Land Traditional Owners petition Federal Parliament to protect the Roper River
Traditional Owners from across the Northern Territory travelled to Canberra on Tuesday to ask for protection of the Roper River...
Giovanni Torre 29 Nov 2023
First Nations leaders, fishers, farmers and environmentalists unite in Canberra for the Murray-Darling
With the Senate set to decide the fate of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, an alliance of First Nation leaders, irrigators, farmer...
Giovanni Torre 14 Nov 2023
Thorpe vows to fight for First Peoples' rights in federal water plan
Senator Lidia Thorpe has urged the federal government not to miss the "opportunity to deliver on their commitments to First Peop...
Giovanni Torre 13 Nov 2023
First Nations legal challenge launched against Commonwealth over Murray-Darling consultation failures

A confederation of more than 20 Murray-Darling Basin First Nations has launched a legal challenge against Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek’s approval of a Wat...

Giovanni Torre Oct 26, 2023
Pilbara's Kiwirrkurra community endures poor infrastructure and no running water for three years

The Pintupi people of the Kiwirrkurra community, a shire in eastern Pilbara in Western Australia, have not had access to clean running water, a basic human right, for three years....

Jess Whaler Sep 20, 2023
Dja Dja Wurrung Clans call for water rights and greater say in water management

Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation is calling for involvement in water management, and a share of water entitlements in the Djaara gatjin (water) strategy Dhelkunyangu Ga...

Giovanni Torre Jun 28, 2023
US Supreme Court upholds 19th century treaty, rejects Navajo Nation's call for water access

The conservative-stacked United States Supreme Court has rejected Navajo Nation claims the US government has failed to recognise the tribe's water rights.In a 5-4 decision the cour...

Giovanni Torre Jun 23, 2023
Water rights and energy top Indigenous talks agenda

Professor Peter Yu believes understanding and recognising Indigenous water rights are vital for the health, wellbeing and survival of this country's First Peoples. "It's really in...

Rudi Maxwell May 16, 2023
Californian First Nations tribes fight to save salmon from defiant ranchers amid water crisis

First Nations people in northern California are fighting to save the environment and their communities from ranchers who are defying state orders to reduce their water usage. Th...

Giovanni Torre Aug 31, 2022
Researchers find First Nations' water rights are decreasing

Griffith University researchers have found that 12 months on from Australia’s first study of Indigenous water rights holdings in the Murray Darling Basin, holdings have reduced by...

Aaron Bloch Dec 20, 2021
Victorian Traditional Owners shun Commonwealth exclusion of their voice on Murray-Darling Basin

Traditional Owners have called the Commonwealth’s failure to include a First Nations voice in discussions about the future of the Murray-Darling Basin a "continuation of the govern...

Sarah Smit Nov 18, 2021
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