Kalkadoon Native Title Aboriginal Corporation
The Kalkadoon Native Title Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Kalkadoon People. The Kalkadoon People’s native title rights have been recognised over approximately 38,719 square kilometres of land and waters in the Mt Isa region, including areas of reserves, unallocated State land, pastoral leases and other leases. In a Federal Court hearing in Mt Isa, Justice John Dowsett made the consent determination recognising the Kalkadoon People’s native title rights and interest.
The consent determination, and associated Indigenous Land Use Agreement recognises the Kalkadoon People’s exclusive native title rights over 4078 square kilometres of land and non-exclusive native title rights over about 33,432 square kilometres of land and waters. The nature and extent of the native title rights and interests existing in the balance of the determination area includes:
- the right to take, use, share an d exchange traditional natural resources from the area for personal, domestic and non-commercial communal purposes;
- the right to conduct cultural and spiritual activities and ceremonies on the area; and
- the right to maintain places of importance and areas of significance to the native title holders under their traditional laws and customs