Our Nation has a rich history that is captured in our songs, stories and way of being. Many aspects of our culture contain guidance and instructions for how to live – things that western societies call laws. These traditional laws are as old as our people. As they did in the past, our traditional laws continue to guide how we manage natural resources in our Territory today.
We are identifying and compiling our own laws related to the governance, stewardship and management of our Territory for the following purposes:
- To gather these laws in a transparent manner which allows them to be accessed, used and engaged with;
- To implement and enforce these laws in ongoing governance of marine use and the stewardship of marine spaces and resources within our Territory; and
- To rely upon these laws as evidence in support of Aboriginal title and rights cases in court, if necessary.