In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH ROBINSON ROPEYARN ‘ROBBIE SALEE’ 8 October 2019 St Michaels and All Angels Church Injinoo Robbie was there from the beginning of our movement as Pama of Cape York Peninsula. Together with David Byrne Robbie supported this community’s great leader, old man Dan. Robbie was the backroom organiser and administrator for the… Continue reading In Memoriam

Land Reform Unit

The work of Balkanu’s Land Reform Unit is to secure land ownership and management opportunities for Cape York traditional owners. The Unit operates in parallel to, and in close cooperation with, the Cape York Land Council who are the statutory Native Title Representative Body for Cape York people under the Native Title Act (1993). In… Continue reading Land Reform Unit

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Aboriginal Traditional Owners Celebrate return of Cape York Land

Media Release 06 April 2016. More than 50,000 hectares of land at Cape York has been returned to Aboriginal Traditional Owners, after a 22-year effort that might pave the way for further ancestral land tenure resolutions.  An area of about 54,500 hectares known as Sandstone East, about 90 kilometres north-west of Cooktown, has been returned to the… Continue reading Aboriginal Traditional Owners Celebrate return of Cape York Land

GAMAAY DREAMING TRACK WILL BE OPENING IN AUGUST 2015

 If you are planning to walk the Gamaay Dreaming Track, walking permits are required and fees can be paid at the following; Reenactment AssociationThe Boathouse, 121a Charlotte St, Cooktown Call (07) 4069 6861 or email:  gamaaydreamingtrack@gmail.com  Click the flyer to enlarge

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Keeping the Dream Alive

An exciting milestone for an ambitious Cape York tourism project was reached on 17 December 2014 when the first leg of the Dreaming Track was officially launch by Federal Member for Leichardt, Warren Entsch, at the Cooktown’s Grassy Hill lookout. It was a proud day for the Gamaay people, the Traditional Owners of the land… Continue reading Keeping the Dream Alive

Hike it, bike it, ride it, drive it… do it!

Balkanu is working with the Traditional Owners of Cape York to develop the greatest tourism trail  in Cape York Peninsula – the Cape York Dreaming Track – traversing the beautiful unspoilt areas of eastern Cape York Peninsula from the Daintree rainforests in the south, through mountains, savannah plains, wetlands and stunning coastline, to the most northern tip of Australia.… Continue reading Hike it, bike it, ride it, drive it… do it!

A new era for Cape York Icon

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation is proud to announce that the historic Homestead Guesthouse in Coen is under new management.  Adai Cape York Investments Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Cape York Charitable Trust– 100% Cape York Indigenous owned, recently purchased the Guesthouse and has appointed Balkanu to operate the business as a commercial indigenous enterprise.

Norman Baird: A Spark Within

The book “Norman Baird – a spark within” has encapsulated the details of the life of an extraordinary indigenous Australian – Norman Baird who was a Bama Buruwarra (man from Buru). EXTRACTS from Norman Baird – a spark within Norman Baird once wrote that he was prepared to advocate for the Kuku Yalanji people as… Continue reading Norman Baird: A Spark Within

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Annual Reports

Annual reports are available on request.

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Cape York Deaming Track

Hike it, bike it, ride it, drive it… do it! Balkanu is working with the Traditional Owners of Cape York to develop the greatest tourism trail in Cape York Peninsula – the Cape York Dreaming Track – traversing the beautiful unspoilt areas of eastern Cape York Peninsula from the Daintree rainforests in the south, through… Continue reading Cape York Deaming Track

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