News

October 1 2016

Making a Difference by Giving Back to Indigenous Communities

Simplot is proud to announce that it has launched a program to support Warddeken Land Management and the aboriginal community of Kabulwarnamyo in Western Arnhem Land.  The program will help facilitate the delivery of food and supplies into the remote communities of Kabulwarnamyo and Manmoyi.  

Warddeken Land Management operates out of Kabulwarnamyo and is supported by a group of Indigenous rangers who work to manage the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area. Spanning 394,951 hectares and adjoining the Kakadu National Park it is an area that has global significance for its natural and cultural values. The rangers work on a variety of projects including weed and feral animal control and traditional fire management.  

An important initiative for Warddeken Land Management has been the creation of the Nawarddeken Academy, a school where traditional ecological knowledge is passed onto younger generations. Under the guidance of community elders the children learn in both their traditional languages and English and are taught to value customary knowledge and practices.

Managing Director, Terry O’Brien, said that we are proud to be supporting the Warddeken Rangers and the work they are doing to preserve the natural and culture values of our indigenous communities.

“Taking away the burden of costs associated with transporting food is one way we have been able to assist this remote community” Mr O’Brien said.

For more information on the Warddeken Rangers and the Nawarrdeken Academy see www.warddeken.com