The North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) is holding a land summit for Traditional Owners from right across the representative region on Djiru peoples Country at Clump Mountain, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of October 2014. This is the first land summit the NQLC has held since 2006 and promises to be a biennial event in the future.
The summit will be facilitated by well known Aboriginal activist Murandoo Yanner and includes presenters such as State Government Minister for Native Title, Andrew Cripps, Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, and Northern Land Council CEO Joe Morrison, human rights lawyer Dan O’Gorman SC and Torres Strait Island Regional Authority Chair Joseph Elu, amongst many others.
The summit provides an opportunity for the NQLC to consult with Traditional Owners about issues affecting them, as well as an opportunity to network with Indigenous, business and community leaders. A focus of this year’s summit will be on developing business opportunities as a means to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.