The Kimberley region of Western Australia covers 421,000 square kilometres. Aboriginal people make up almost half of the population and their cultures, traditions and languages are as diverse as the landscape itself.
Kimberley Traditional Owners continue to define themselves according to their cultural values and traditions which are inextricably tied to the land, the sea and the waters of the region. Traditional law, customs and languages are practised across the Kimberley.
The Miriuwung Gajerrong people are the traditional owners of the lands around Kununurra and the Argyle Dam, extending to the north coast of WA and into the Northern Territory - an area of roughly 30 000 sq.km in the east Kimberley region. This project will seek to incorporate the traditional ecological knowledge into the on-going management of the Miriuwung Gajerrong estate, reducing critical threats to biodiversity and improving habitat. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 21 February 2012)