Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Dale Mundraby

Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation

Mandingalbay Yidinji Country


Native Title

Proposed Mandingalbay Yidinji IPA

National Park

(ILUA)

Environmental Reserve

(Freehold)

Tenures within the MY IPA



Grey peaks National Park (ILUA)



Gaingurra

Reserve (ILUA)



East Trinity Reserve (Freehold)



Exclusive Native Title (mangrove)


Fish Habitat Area (Trinity Inlet)


Marine Park (Trinity Inlet)




Our IPA Journey


2002: Native Title claim lodged


2006: Native Title determination


2006: ILUAs with Qld Dept of Environment and
Resource Management (DERM), Wet Tropics
Management Authority (WTMA), Cairns Regional
Council, Telstra and Ergon Energy.


2009
Strategic Plan for Mandingalbay Yidinji Country


2010 Djunbunji Land and Sea Program


2011 MOU with DERM and Qld Fisheries


2011 IPA dedicated/declared?


MY IPA Partners


Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation


(Native Title holders)


Djunbunji Land and Sea Program (Rangers)


Department of Environment and Resource
Management (DERM)


Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA)


Queensland Fisheries


Cairns Regional Council


Telstra & Ergon


IPA Program


Southern Cross University


Biosecurity Queensland

Governance and Management



Governance:
Mandingalbay Yidinji Strategic Plan
Implementation Committee (MYSPIC)




Management tools
:


Partnerships


Rangers


Native title


Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs)


Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)


Other agreements in future?


Draft IPA Management Plan

QUESTIONS?


Djunbunji Land and Sea Program

Role of Djunbunji:


Collaborate with partner agencies


Train and employ our Rangers


Implement land and sea management agreements and plans


Support Elders & young people to access and learn about
Country


Provide contract land and sea management services


Support cultural tourism enterprises on Country


Djunbunji workforce
:


Executive Officer Liaison Officer


Land and Sea Coordinator


Cultural Heritage Ranger & 4 Rangers


Values of Country

Cultural Values


Holistic

land and sea cultural landscape



Sacred sites and Dreaming tracks



Many totemic animal and plant species



Country provides food and other important
resources



Scenic landscape is iconic backdrop to Cairns


Values of Country

Environmental Values


World Heritage listed



Vine forest, sclerophyll forest, mangroves, seagrass



8 “endangered” ecosystems



17 “of concern” regional ecosystems


Values of Country

Plants and Animals


479 plants species


17 “of concern”



6 “vulnerable”


220 animal species


18 “of concern”


5 mammals


105 fish


7 amphibians


17 reptiles


82 birds (17 migratory species)


IPA Component

Partner Agency

Management Instrument

Trinity Inlet

Fish Habitat Area

Fisheries Queensland

Exclusive Native Title

ILUA / MOU

Trinity Inlet Section

Great Barrier Reef Coast
Marine Park

DERM

Exclusive Native Title

TUMRA / MOU

East Trinity Environmental
Reserve

DERM

Southern Cross

University

MOU

Research Agreement

Grey Peaks

National Park

DERM

Co
-
existing Native Title

ILUA /MOU

Malbon Thompson

Forest Reserve

DERM

Co
-
existing Native Title

ILUA /MOU

Giangurra Reserve

Cairns

Regional Council

Co
-
existing Native Title

ILUA

Wet Tropics

World Heritage Area

WTMA

Co
-
existing Native Title

ILUA

Cultural Heritage Management

Cultural Site Mapping


Some archaeological surveys were done 20 years
ago, but many of our important sacred sites,
camping places, middens etc. remain
undocumented.



We will:


Collect all published information


Undertake cultural site mapping


Protect & interpret cultural sites


Develop secure information storage


Cultural Heritage Management

Traditional Knowledge


Our Elders hold important cultural knowledge about
how to properly use and manage our Country.



We will
:


Record Elders’ knowledge


Apply knowledge to management


Educate our children


Share our knowledge


Traditional Resource Use

Using our traditional resources keeps our people
healthy and our culture strong


We will:


Use our animal and plant


resources sustainably


Monitor our use of dugong & turtle


Develop agreements to share our resources


Participate in management of our fish resources


Use our Law and Elders’ knowledge to guide our use
of resources


Educate our young people on wise use of our
resources


Research and Monitoring

We want to work with researchers to better understand and
manage our Country


We will:


Develop protocols for collaborating

with researchers, including:


Protection of our knowledge


Training and employment


Sharing research findings


Negotiate Research Agreements with research institutions


Develop a Research Strategy that sets out our research
priorities


Our research priorities


Collaboration with Southern Cross University on
monitoring East Trinity Reserve remediation



Collaboration with Charles Darwin University on a
Community Wellbeing baseline study



Complete environmental baseline study



Tourism research?



Natural Resource Management

Managing natural resources is an essential part of
caring for Country and Culture


Our natural resources include:


The water that flows from the mountain streams
to the inlet and the sea



All the plants and animals that live on our land
and sea country



The rocks, the soil, the sand and the mud that are
the foundations of country


Natural Resource Management

With our partner agencies we will:


Monitor water quality across IPA


Control priority weeds in East Trinity

and other disturbed areas


Continue remediation of acid sulphate


in East Trinity Reserve


Control feral animals,

especially pigs, deer,

horses, fire ants, cats,

dogs and Asian Honey Bees


Develop & implement fire strategy

Welcoming Visitors

We welcome visitors who wish to enjoy and learn
about our Country and Culture


With our partner agencies we will:


Develop a Visitors Code of Conduct


Establish walking tracks in selected locations


Provide visitor information


Install appropriate signage


Develop visitor services:


Eco
-
cultural tours


Cultural education


Camping facilities