The Njamal people are the traditional owners of land stretching east of South Hedland, past Marble Bar and out to Wandanya on the Great Sandy Desert.
The Njamal people are a group of some 14 traditional families who work together through the Njamal People’s Trust to manage their country, its people and heritage.
The Trust has 6 outcomes to improve the wellbeing of the Njamal people:
- Promote the financial development of the Njamal people,
- Support and promote the maintenance of Njamal lore and culture, the cultural education of young Njamal people, and programs involving young and old Njamal people going out to country,
- Protect the well-being of the Njamal people by assisting Njamal people to obtain life’s essentials like accommodation and promoting pride in one’s self and self-care,
- Help Njamal people work together, respect and listen to each other, respect and listen to Elders, and respect the people who work with and for the Njamal people,
- Work to improve the physical health, mental health and well-being of both young and old Njamal people through programs such as suicide prevention, dialysis, and drugs and alcohol abuse treatment and education,
- Provide Njamal people with access to education and training, assisting with school attendance, early childhood financial training and life skills.
Njamal country is rich in minerals and has a large number of existing and potential miners seeking to come onto country.