Mineral Resources has donated two 4WD vehicles to help the Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation establish their new Jajiwurra Ranger Program.
The first four Jajiwurra Rangers were recruited in August and have responsibility for land management activities across Robe River Kuruma Country in the Pilbara region.
From L to R: Kevin Shaw, Andrew Love (Ranger Coordinator), Royce Evans, Rodney Alexander SNR, Nathan Evans.
RRKAC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Galante said the Robe River Kuruma people established the ranger program to help them manage their Country for future generations.
“Development of a strong ranger program facilitates the maintenance of healthy Country and healthy culture so that Robe River Kuruma people can continue to contribute to and enjoy cultural, social, environmental and economic outcomes of their lands and waters,” Mr Galante said.
“The establishment of the ranger program is a long-held aspiration of RRKAC and the vehicles are an important contribution in getting the ranger program activated and having Robe River Kuruma people working on Country.”
MinRes General Manager Communities and Heritage Heath Nelson said supporting Traditional Owners was an ongoing focus for MinRes.
“We are committed to engaging with Indigenous communities on new opportunities that deliver real value for their people,” Heath said.
“Supporting the establishment of programs such as the RRKAC Ranger Program has a generational impact that goes well beyond the life of our mines, building skills that can be transferred and used well into the future.”
For more information on MinRes’ approach to maintaining strong community relationships in the regions where we live and work, read our 2023 Sustainability Report.