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Northern Kuuku Ya'u Kanthanampu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation | Prescribed Body Corporate
Location:Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter:Native Title
URL: http://www.orac.gov.au/PrintCorporationSearch.aspx?corporationName=northern%20kuuku&icn=
Summary Information:
The Kuuku Ya'u Kanthanampu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC is an incorporated body established to exercise rights and duties pursuant to the consent determination concerning the Kuuku Ya'u People's traditional lands on the Cape York Peninsula (25 June 2009). The application to register the Corporation was approved by the Delegate of the Registrar on 19 March 2009; the Constitution of the Corporation was amended on 13 January 2010 to provide for the powers and functions of the Corporation following the registration of a consent determination with the National Native Title Tribunal and the registration of three Indigenous Land Use Agreements to elaborate and provide for the implementation of the terms of the consent determination. According to the Constitution of the Corporation:

"The objectives of the corporation are:
(a) to act as a trustee prescribed body corporate in respect of any native title determination ;
(b) to fulfil the role and functions of a prescribed body corporate in accordance with the [Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)];
(c) to hold and manage the native title rights and interests of the common law holders of those rights and interests;
(d) to be the grantee of grants of land made under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld);
(e) to fulfil the role and functions of a trustee in accordance with the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) ;
(f) to fulfil the role and functions of a trustee in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) and any associated Indigenous Management Agreement;
(g) to represent the interest of traditional owners of Iron Range National Park;
(h) to hold land granted pursuant to the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Cth) for the benefit of Aboriginal people, their ancestors and descendents;
(i) to act as trustee of land granted pursuant to the Land Act 1994 (Qld) ;
(j) to own land, including legal and equitable interests in land;
(k) to act as trustee of any community purpose reserves pursuant to the Land Act 1994 (Qld);
(l) to exercise all powers necessary and/ or convenient to perform its functions for the benefit of the common law holders of the rights and interests in the land, or beneficiaries of trusts, in all matters relevant to these objects;
(m) to comply with the terms of any agreements between the Kuuku Ya'u, the State and other parties, to which this corporation is a party;
(n) to assist Kuuku Ya'u people who were removed from country to return to country;
(o) to protect, preserve and advance the traditions, laws, languages, culture and customs of the Kuuku Ya'u people;
(p) to help build trust and friendship between the Kuuku Ya'u people and other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people;
(q) to represent traditional owners in all matters related to the ownership, use, occupation of, and access to Kuuku Ya'u country; and
(r) to promote the economic, social and cultural aspirations and well-being of the Kuuku Ya'u people."

For further information regarding the consent determination, follow the link below to: Kuuku Ya'u People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 679 (25 June 2009)

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Kuuku Ya'u People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 679 (25 June 2009)
  • Kuuku Ya'u People's Protected Areas Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Kuuku Ya'u People's Marine Park Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory

  • References

    Fact Sheet
    National Native Title Tribunal (16 December 2009) Extract from the National Native Title Register: Kuuku Ya'u People v State of Queensland

    Glossary

    Aboriginal Corporation (Australia) | Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) (Native Title Act) (Australia)

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