- Regional WA > South Hedland
- Job posted on: 17th Jan 2022
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The Kariyarra People live in the towns of Port and South Hedland, as well as neighbouring towns and communities in the Pilbara region in the north-west of Western Australia. Kariyarra country is bound by Ngarla country to the north east, Nyamal to the east, Palyku to the south east, Panyjima to the south and Ngarluma to the west.
The Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 8355) is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) which holds native title in trust for the Kariyarra People, who are the native title holders.
The Kariyarra Determination Area is home to places of special significance to the Kariyarra People, including ceremonial sites, songlines, permanent pools and natural resources.
While all country is important to the Kariyarra People, areas of particular cultural and environmental significance within the Determination Area include the Yandeyarra Reserve, the Woodstock/Abydos Protected Area, Two Mile Ridge Protected Area (containing many petroglyphs), Mumbillina Bluff, Friendly Creek, Wamaranya, Marrapikurinya, Mt Dove, Kangan, Boodarie Station, Portree Pool, Mt Frisco and Munda Station.
The Kariyarra Determination Area contains several major rivers, the largest being the Yule (Kakurrka Muri) and the Turner (Kapankalanha), which are major topographic features within the Determination Area and importantly, are home to the mythological water serpent – the Warlu.
The primary objective of this position is to lead and manage the Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation’s (Corporation’s) Strategic Plan that outlines KAC's shared Healthy Country vision to connect people to traditional Law and to protect country.
The Kariyarra Land and Sea Manager is primarily responsible for the environmental management functions on behalf of the Corporation, requiring high-level liaison and ensuring coordination occurs between all parties in relation to proposed activities impacting on Kariyarra country. The position manages the Kariyarra Ranger Program.
This position is supported by the Kariyarra Elders and is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer, and through that position to the Corporation’s Board of Directors.
The position will work across a diverse and inspiring landscape, assisting the Kariyarra People to gather, pass on environmental knowledge and culture to younger generations, look after country and to help protect environmentally sensitive areas.
There is a fire management component to this role.
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For further information and to obtain a full job description please email Jodie Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Kariyarra Land and Sea Manager - South Hedland enquiry via EthicalJobs.