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Aboriginal Landcare Education Program

Category: Agreement
Date: 26 February 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Partnership
Location:Northern Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Education | Employment and Training
Summary Information:
The Northern Land Council (NLC) has given formal backing to a partnership with Greening Australia on the Aboriginal Landcare Education Program (ALEP). The Program aims to give Aboriginal communities and people the skills and training needed to undertake natural and cultural resource management, with a particular focus on vegetation management.
The program directly supports six staff members, five of whom are Aboriginal, and is primarily funded by the Commonwealth's Natural Heritage Trust.
ALEP's role is to build Aboriginal peoples' capacity to undertake natural and cultural resource management through education and training; by facilitating access to resources; and developing sustainable vegetation-related business. ALEP projects include fixing up dusty areas and creating shade with trees; growing bush tucker and bush medicine plants; looking after natural bush areas; getting rid of weeds and replacing with native plants; and fixing up eroded areas.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Northern Land Council - Collaborator
  • Greening Australia - Collaborator

  • References

    Newspaper Article
    Northern Land Council (2003) NLC Backs Aboriginal Landcare Education Program

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