On 22 October 2009, Justice Andrew Greenwood of the Federal Court of Australia made a consent determination recognising the Kowanyama People’s native title rights including:
The name ‘Kowanyama’ means ‘the place of many waters’ and the area includes the Mitchell River System which has a tidal ecosystem where seasonal watering occurs over 40km. The significant wetlands area continues to be used and monitored and managed by the traditional owners.
Public documents can be accessed through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) website.
Mr Teddy Wilfred Bernard
Ms Charlotte Yam
Mr Darby Horace (Deputy Chair)
Mr Craig Goggleeye
Ms Glenette Greenwool
Mr Lawrence Daphney
Mr Monica Josiah
Mr Leslie (Monty) Gilbert (Chairperson)
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We’ve been kicking the dust throughout Cape York for more than 20 years. Here’s a snapshot of some of our successes around the Cape York Region and Traditional Owner PBC's throughout Cape York.
On a regular basis we produce informative publications which act to communicate to our constituents and the public the aims, objective and activities with regards to land dealing as well as other Indigenous related issues.