Membership

Becoming a member of the Darkinjung Land Council community brings great benefits.

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council membership is growing increasingly strong with new applications every day.

Darkinjung LALC encourages all members to come along to meetings and get involved in the decisions of the Council and your community once you become a member.

Who can be a member?
The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 states that to be a member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) you must be an Aboriginal person.

A person is qualified for membership if:

(a) the person is an adult Aboriginal person who resides within the area of the Local Aboriginal Land Council concerned and is accepted as being qualified on that basis to be a member by a meeting of the Council, or

(b) the person is an adult Aboriginal person who has a sufficient association with the area of the Local Aboriginal Land Council concerned (as determined by the voting members of the Council at a meeting of the Council) and is accepted as being qualified on that basis to be a member by a meeting of the Council, or

(c) the person is an Aboriginal owner in relation to land within the area of the Local Aboriginal Land Council concerned and has made a written application for membership in accordance with subsection (3).

Note: To be a member you have to be of 18 years of age.

Your Family History.

Your family history needs to be clear and easy to understand. It must identify and verify your line of decent.
When you submit your family history you also need to submit a Family tree explaining the family history verifying the information you provide.

If your mother or father is a current member of Darkinjung, you are still required to complete a family tree.

Links for organisations who may be able to help you with your family history.
http://www.linkupnsw.org.au/links
http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/about/family-records-unit/
http://www.aiatsis.gov.au
http://www.ntscorp.com.au
http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Darkinjung acknowledges that we operate and function on the lands of the Darkinyung people.

We pay our respect to these lands and its people. We acknowledge those ancestors that defended,walked and managed these lands for many generations before us and who have left a legacy of strong cultural, wisdom and knowledge embeded in these lands today.

We acknowledge and recognise all Aboriginal people who have come from other First Nations groups and who have now come to call this country their home. We acknowledge our Elders who are our knowledge holders, teachers and pioneers.

We recognise all Aboriginal people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities and
acknowledge the negative impact  and disconnection to family, land  and community.

We empower our youth who are our hope for a brighter and stronger future and who will be our future leaders.

We acknowledge and pay our respect to our Members who have gone before us and recognise their contribution to our people and community.

Experience a unique Aboriginal Cultural experience on Darkinjung Country Today

For bookings and pricing simply contact our office by phoning (02) 4351 2930 or send us an enquiry at bookings@dlalc.org.au