Patta Aboriginal Corporation
The Patta Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Patta Warumungu people. Their ownership was recognised by the Tennant Creek No.2 decision of September 2007.
This determination arose from a claim to native title filed by the Patta Warumungu people in July 2006 over the Tennant Creek Township. This claim was swiftly negotiated between the claimants and the Northern Territory government. All parties agreed to recognise the claimants’ native title rights to use and enjoy the land and waters of the determination area.
The native title rights and interests include:
- The right to live on the land, and for that purpose, to camp, erect shelters and other structures;
- The right to hunt, gather and take natural resources;
- The aright to access, maintain and protect places and areas of importance in the Recognition Area;
- The right to engage in cultural activities, conduct ceremonies and teach the physical and spiritual attributes of places and areas of importance;
- The right to make decisions about the use and enjoyment of the Recognition Area by Aboriginal people who recognise themselves as governed by Aboriginal traditional laws and customs; and
- The right to share and exchange natural resources obtained.