Karrkad Kanjdji Trust
Karrkad Kanjdji Trust provides reliable and sustainable philanthropic funding for natural and cultural resource management in West and Central Arnhem Land, Australia. Through their work their aim is ‘that current and future generations of bininj (Indigenous People) and balanda (non-Indigenous people) can work together to support the sustainability of their vital land management and cultural heritage work whilst enable on-going self determination for the people of West and Central Arnhem Land.’
Karrkad Kanjdji Trust works on a range of projects, including: land and sea management plans for Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas; improving natural resource management through education and technical skills transfer; sustainable preservation of natural and cultural assets, including Indigenous knowledge systems, through the maintenance of the living landscape; increasing the effectiveness of natural resource management; and supporting the conservation and preservation of endangered species.
One initiative of interest is the Arnhembrand project, which was an independent art, science and stories project auspiced by the Karrkad Kanjdji Trust to promote the objectives of healthy country and healthy community in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area. Arnhembrand used new mediums and technologies to highlight the critical relationship that the Djelk clans have with their land and to tell their positive story to a wider audience.