We work for all landowners, members and people living on country and outstations, to support healthy lives and strengthen culture and language.
Our land is an important part of our identity and Mimal believes healthy country means healthy people. We strive to assist more Dalabon, Rembarrnga and Mayili people and families to spend time on country and outstations. Our staff and rangers do important work and we’re focused on creating more skilled jobs in land management and improving services and facilities.
Our members control Mimal Land Management through the election of a board of nine directors. The board acts on behalf of members.
The board provides guidance and oversight of all our work, ensures Mimal’s vision is being followed and that policy and procedures are being implemented. It also has oversight of Mimal’s financial and legal responsibilities. We are focused on building our knowledge and skills of governance - running a company the right way. Good governance under a strong, confident and informed board is critical to success. Underneath all of this, we aim to keep the support and direction from landowners strong and always listen to their feedback.
- Representing central clans Bininj Buldjdjan: John Dalywater (chair).
- Representing eastern clans (bininj koiyek): Alfred Rickson.
- Representing western clans (Bininj Karri): Guy Rankin, Delma McCartney.
Mimal staff oversee the day to day management of our operations, including our CEO and rangers. We also employ consultants when we’re busy and need extra help. Our staff maintain close communication with the board and landowners. The success of Mimal is based on having strong and growing staff capacity. Equipping our staff and rangers with the necessary skills and tools through training and career development is a high priority.
Our ancestors developed strong knowledge and managed the land for millenia. Mimal Rangers draw on that traditional knowledge and the latest in science to keep country healthy.
Our rangers are central to Mimal’s success through their work with landowners, outstation people and community. Their work on country includes controlled burning and fighting wildfires, monitoring endangered species, weed and feral management, recording and protecting our special sites. Employment through the ranger program provides important income in remote areas which helps grow the local economy. Importantly, it provides jobs that recognise and respect our knowledge.
Landowners and custodians control country and what happens on it and Mimal is here to make sure we are doing what the people who talk for country want. We work hand in hand with landowners, provide advice from both balanda and bininj worlds and help deliver strategies for actions that keep country and culture healthy.
Mimal is there for our members and we are also working for all traditional owners, for all clans and for all the people who live at local communities and outstations.
That is why listening to and talking with all people is at the centre of how we operate. To be a member, people can register their interest and work with staff to process their application and submit to our board for assessment. People need to be connected to one or more of the approved clan and estates. As well as connections to father’s country, affiliations through mothers, mother’s mothers, mother’s mother’s mothers andfather’s mothers are recognised. The board of directors may choose to accept other kinds of affiliation.
Binink Koiiyek Clans: Kalkalbbi from Kurlbakurlba; Balngarra and Mirradja from Wybalk and Bamdibu; Bunungu from Burumngaddan, Barnkul; Bunungu and Rirridjilngu from Bayamirri; Kabudubud from Badjaray/Bokoledji; Marananggu, Bununguand Warrayhngu from Karraram; Kurudjuru from Burrwandji; Lambirri from Willawarra; Marananggu from Bagetti; Karradjarngu and Bunungu from Bokanaridj; Nabulu from Djaddikku (Dubdub); Mabulu from Bamirrogoklo; Wundjiba from Gulumburru; Birrngandu and Wambukungu from Womana.
Bininj Buldjdjan Clans: Dakkal from Djimdjimrurrk; Marrku from Dubudarr and Malakadjalkno; Marrku and Dakkal from Barnkay/Kalbberan/Kibun; Burarrwurr/Brarrwurr from Bokkadadja or Madamuli; Wariba from Namarrkoworro; Wakmarranj and Kowarrang from Momob.
Bininj Karri Clans: Karnbirr from Djohmi; Mandjawalwal from Bobbalinjma; Barabba from Wurrkeyele/Mimbrung; Bularldja from Morhyi /Lorlo; Moenemoene from Belbban; Buluwunwun and Nabadbulu from Barakmino; Ngubu from Madbuy; Murrkana from Kalidjarinj.