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The PKKP Aboriginal Corporation

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Overview

The PKKP Aboriginal Corporation administers the traditional lands and waters of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama people and the Pinikura people on their behalf. These lands and waters cover approximately 10,888 square kilometres of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, between Exmouth and Tom Price.

The rights and interests of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura peoples to these lands and waters were recognised in the Chubby on behalf of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama People and the Pinikura People #1 and #2 v State of Western Australia decision, on 2 September 2015. The applicants were two separate but related language groups speaking for their own country, as well as a shared area. While these two groups are distinct and unique, they also observe common laws and customs that facilitate the protection and sharing of resources.

Following the determination, the traditional owners were required to nominate a prescribed body corporate to hold the native title in trust within six months, and the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation was nominated on 22 January 2016.

Managed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS acknowledges the funding support of the Native Title Branch of
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).