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Karrkad Kanjdji Trust

Category: Organisation
Date: 1 April 2010
Sub Category:Charitable Trust
Place:West Arnhem Land
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia

Located alongside Kakadu National Park, the trust spans over 2 million hectares.

Legal Status:

The Karrkad-Kandjdji Limited Trust ACNC Group is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission on 1 July 2021.

Legal Reference: ABN: 98502331587
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Education | Management / Administration
Summary Information:

The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT) was established by the Traditional Owners of Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas in 2010. The name refers to the stone country highlands and savanna lowlands of Arnhem Land.

The KKT is the trading name of the Trustee for the Karrkad-Kanjdji Trust. 

Detailed Information:


KKT's vision is that current and future generations of Bininj (Indigenous people) and Balanda (non-Indigenous people) can work together to support the sustainability of land management and cultural heritage work, while enabling the ongoing self-determination of the people of West and Central Arnhem Land.

What the KKT does

KKT works with Indigenous ranger groups to address the region's most important issues including environmental conservation, ranger employment, and intergenerational transfer of Indigenous knowledge. 

KKT's main projects:

  • Native biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Women rangers
  • Cultural heritage
  • Community sustainability
  • Bi-cultural education

Women's Ranger Program

One of KKT's most notable projects is their work in providing opportunities for women in the ranger workplace in a way that is flexible, welcoming, and culturally appropriate.

Indigenous women have exclusive access to certain places through the KKT's land and are the holders of very specific ecological knowledge, including animal behaviour, habitat specifics and traditional management techniques. Women rangers have incorporated their knowledge into conservation management, and are ensuring it is passed down to the next generation of Custodians. 

This project includes establishing the Warddeken Daluk Ranger team in 2016 to give Nawarddeken women the opportunity to have an active role in the management and caring of their Country, and establishing the Mimal Women Rangers program in 2018. 

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