Understanding connection to country

18 August 2017

On Thursday 17 August, more than 20 new ERA employees and contractors took part in latest round of cultural awareness training in Jabiru.

ERA’s Cultural Awareness Programme is delivered in partnership with the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation representing the Mirarr Traditional Owners.

It provides an important introduction to the unique cultural, environmental and historical values of the Kakadu region and the Mirarr Traditional Owners. 

Mirarr country encompasses the Ranger Project Area and the Jabiluka Mineral Lease, the town of Jabiru and parts of Kakadu National Park, including the wetlands of the Jabiluka billabong country and the sandstone escarpment of Mount Brockman.

The Mirarr hold beneficial freehold title to traditional country via the Kakadu and Jabiluka Land Trusts and in accordance with the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.

ERA's Cultural Awarness Training Programme is mandatory for all staff.