For thousands of generations, First Nations people have cared for their Country. Using Aboriginal law, communities kept our forests, rivers, and wildlife healthy and thriving.
But the violence of colonisation, decades of mismanagement, over-extraction and burning fossil fuels, has caused immense harm to First Nations communities and the health of Country and Culture.
We are supporting campaigns led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to achieve justice and to restore the health of Country and Culture.
There can be no climate and environmental justice without First Nations justice.
As an environmental justice organisation, we know that First Nations justice is inseparable from the fight to protect nature, safeguard our climate, and stand up for the communities most impacted by environmental harm.
We believe as non-Indigenous settlers, we have a huge responsibility to listen, learn and act to help fight for First Nations justice – 365 days a year.
Check out our guide for a collection of First Nations perspectives from across the continent, and First Nations led campaigns and organisations we encourage you to support.
What we do
Legal support for First Nations communities
We provide legal and advocacy support to First Nations communities fighting for Country and Culture.
Land rights for Traditional Custodians
We represent First Nations people to win legal recognition for the right to manage Country and the policies to support it.
Protecting Country and Culture
We support First Nations communities managing Country to ensure governments deliver on laws and policies with funding and resources.
Our impact highlights
More of EJA's work
We use the law to protect nature and regenerate vital ecosystems on the brink of collapse.
We partner with communities fighting for clean air and swimmable rivers, to make life safer and fairer.
Improving the law
We believe good laws, properly used, are key to stopping the destruction and creating a world that works for all of us.
We go to court to drive climate ambition, to expose destruction and deliver justice for frontline communities.