Commemorating native title recognition

THE Kalkadoon People have a lot to celebrate and North West residents are invited to join them.

On December 12, 2011 the Federal Court made orders recognising the native title of the Kalkadoon People over 40,000 square kilometres of land and waters in the Mount Isa region of North West Queensland.

The first anniversary of the recognition of their native title will be celebrated at a Family Fun Day at Buchanan Park on Saturday, from 12.30pm.

Kalkadoon Board director Noelene Dempsey said the Kalkadoon People had many reasons to celebrate.

"We are celebrating all the Kalkadoon native title land claims and the achievements for the Kalkadoon People over the last 12 months," Ms Dempsey said.

"This is for the elders and the wider Kalkadoon community in general, even if they don't live in the area.

"The recognition opens other doors for us, with that land claim comes recognition of the Kalkadoon People as the traditional owners of the land," she said.

Ms Dempsey invited the Mount Isa community to attend the event, which would feature games for the children, barbecue and plenty of entertainment.

"It's going to be a good day out for the whole family," Ms Dempsey said.

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