For thousands of generations, Aboriginal Nations have cared for their Country.
Using Aboriginal law, communities kept our forests, rivers, and wildlife healthy and thriving.
Today, First Nations communities continue defend Country, Culture and the future, and resist the violence and destruction of colonisation.
This is despite bearing the brunt of environmental harms and gross injustice they have long been fighting to correct.
In the hands of Traditional Custodians, Country and Culture can thrive again.
EJA is supporting campaigns led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to achieve justice and to restore the health of Country and Culture.
Our team uses environmental and resources law to support and empower First Nations individuals and communities to return rights, agency and authority over Country, and to lay the legal foundation for just outcomes.
Support First Nations communities
We provide legal and advocacy support to First Nations communities fighting for Country.
Return rights to Traditional Custodians
We represent First Nations people to win legal recognition for the right to manage Country and the policies to support it.
Restore health to Country and Culture
We support First Nations communities managing Country to ensure governments deliver on laws and policies with funding and resources.
We’re partnering with Traditional Owner organisations to use legal avenues to get cultural water onto country. Read more
We’re working with Aboriginal organisations to create legal pathways to enable cultural burning and traditional care for land.
We’re providing legal assistance to First Nations people protecting Country from environmental harm.