Indigenous Teamwork:The QLD Indigenous Womens Ranger Network is an inspirational organisation providing professional development, training and networking for Indigenous Women Rangers.
We have enjoyed another opportunity to work with this organisation in Cairns providing accelerated networking and a team development programme to 100 Rangers to see indigenous teamwork brought to life.
The valuable work that these professionals undertake is helping to save and conserve land and sea eco-systems, and in turn, the planet. In the field they combine ancient knowledge and modern technology to deliver effective land and sea management outcomes.
Congratulations once again to founder Larissa Hale and the QIWRN team for winning the prestigious Prince William Earthshot Prize that will assist in expanding their valuable work and capabilities for saving the planet and our natural eco-systems.
More about the QIWRN:
The Queensland Indigenous Womens Ranger Network (QIWRN) was established in 2018 to provide a forum for women rangers to share their experiences, ideas and information; provide support and advice; and enable connections in remote and isolated communities.
QIWRN is delivered by Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner and Reserves, a Cooktown-based Traditional Owner group who were the successful recipients of a joint State Government and WWF Australia grant to establish a state-wide women’s land and sea ranger network. Yuku Baja Muliku’s Ranger Coordinator, Larissa Hale, is a trailblazer for Indigenous women, being the first female Indigenous ranger coordinator in Queensland and also the Managing Director of Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner and Reserves.
QIWRN has been co-designed by Indigenous women, government and non-government agencies, land councils and other stakeholders as a highly collaborative program that delivers lasting support, opportunities and security for Indigenous women rangers across Queensland.