Successful Native Title determinations have provided the foundation for the way the Kimberley Land Council facilitates agreements on behalf of Traditional Owners.
Native Title determinations allow for the provision of Future Acts which are part of the Native Title Act 1993 and give Aboriginal people certain rights to decide what activities happen on Native Title land. These activities can include third party development proposals.
It also opens up opportunities for regional agreements. Development proposals can include anything from services, such as the construction of roads and housing to resource proposals.
The Kimberley Land Council facilitates and negotiates agreements on behalf of Kimberley Traditional Owners.
Some of the activities and agreements the KLC has been undertaking, focus on looking at the long-term benefits for the entire Kimberley region. In doing this, Kimberley Aboriginal people can share in the benefits and work together to take control of their futures, through improving education, training, employment, health, housing and social conditions.