We are the Kokoberrin. The people of the Mudpalangen, mouth of the Staaten River area, and the area between and a bit beyond the Barku, Nassau and Staaten Rivers, in Western Cape York Peninsula. Today we reside in Kowanyama, Cairns and Normanton, but also in some other north Queensland communities. We are a strong peoples who hold connection to customary lore, respect and dignity for our future generations, the land and its future.
Understanding our history and our future is important to our connection to land, sea and freshwater. It comes from the beginning, when our ancestral beings created the land and its story. Today we pass this knowledge down to our next generations. Our land and sea is bound by a philosophy that has protected and been maintained from the beginning. This philosophy is made up of generations of management and respect for social and cultural well-being. Our country aligns to the Kokoberra of Kowanyama and we hold ancestral relationships to creations stories, language and lifestyle.
In 2004 under the guidance of senior Kokoberrin Elders, the Kokoberrin Tribal Aboriginal Corporation was formed under the Aboriginal Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act.
Wellbeing(a) Revitalise, maintain, strengthen and promote Kokoberrin art, culture and lifestyle.
Land management(b) Identify, map, document, acquire and manage Kokoberrin land, sea, water and natural resources.
Business (c) Identify, engage in and promote