What are Indigenous Rangers?


Indigenous Rangers are local Indigenous people working under the guidance and approval of elders and according to a local work plan usually developed by negotiation with the federal government to address local and national environmental and cultural management priorities.  They often work in Indigenous Protected Areas but also can work on Indigenous owned land or other land or sea by agreement.  Groups are typically organised through local or regional Indigenous organisations and have their own strong cultural connections expressed often through their logo and knowledge of local land and sea ownership and traditional rights and interests.