Image courtesy of Brayden Mann, DEWNR
The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA) was formed in 2007 to promote the wellbeing of Ngarrindjeri People by:
Protecting areas of special significance
Advancing health and welfare outcomes
Improving economic opportunities
Facilitating community projects
Recognising and protecting their Native Title rights and interests
Managing land of traditional or cultural significance
Protecting cultural assets
The NRA builds on the significant work of all Ngarrindjeri who have gone before and the more recent nation-building work of the Ngarrindjeri Tendi, Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee and the Ngarrindjeri Native Title Management Committee. These Ngarrindjeri bodies worked on the development of the NRA as the peak body for the Ngarrindjeri Nation and the development and implementation of the Ngarrindjeri Nation Yarluwar-Ruwe Plan (Sea Country Plan).
Released in 2006, the Ngarrindjeri Yarluwar-Ruwe Plan, is a significant work that describes the Ngarrindjeri people and culture and our relationship with our Yarluwar-Ruwe (Sea Country).
Importantly, the Ngarrindjeri Yarluwar-Ruwe Plan outlines our objectives and vision for the future of our Sea Country and our people. And, of particular importance, the Ngarrindjeri Sea CountryYarluwar Plan clearly describes our partnership approach to implementation that ensures a more sustainable future.