Female indigenous rangers supported
AS PART of NAIDOC Week, the Queensland Government has announced funding to establish and support a Women’s Land and Sea Ranger Network here in Queensland.
Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said the $200,000 grant, jointly funded with WWF-Australia, would help establish a female ranger network to support skills- exchange and advocacy.
“This year’s NAIDOC Week has a special focus on recognising the contributions that First Nations women make to our communities,” Ms Enoch said.
“The Palaszczuk Government recognises the valuable work Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women do in our ranger teams, and we want to ensure they are well supported.
“Women rangers perform unique leadership roles in their communities, contributing cultural knowledge to help protect Country.”
Ms Enoch said the project would start immediately, and included funding to employ a part-time co-ordinator that will organise network meetings and provide culturally appropriate support.