Registered Native Title Body Corporate IPIMA IKAYA - One Voice

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On 7 October 2014, the native title determination known as the Northern Cape York Group #1 was finalised by the Federal court at the Aboriginal community of Injinoo in the Northern Peninsula Area.

As a result, the Ipima Ikaya Aboriginal Corporation (IIAC) was formed and became the Registered Native Title Body Corporate (RNTBC) and was assigned with the responsibility to manage the native title on behalf of the traditional owners of the Angkamuthi, Atambaya and Gudang Yadkeykenu tribal groups.

Following the first determination had in 2014, the Federal Court later finalised the native title determination listed as the Northern Cape York Group #3 on 26 July 2017.

These determinations successfully proved that the Angkamuthi, Atambaya and Gudang Yadkeykenu are the traditional owners of the Northern Cape York and that their customs and laws are fundamental to their traditional system of ownership. Ipima Ikaya means One Voice or One Talk.

Ipima Ikaya

The Corporation

IIAC is registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) under The Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). The CATSI Act ensures that the IIAC applies modern corporate governance standards that are tailored to suit the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Whilst registration is voluntary, under the Native Title Act 1993, prescribed body corporates such as IIAC are required to register under the CATSI Act.

The IIAC was registered on 18 September 2014 and the Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN) is 8114. In accordance with their rule book, the corporation has three (3) directors from each tribal group so a total of nine (9) directors. Currently they hold a term of two (2) years. To access the rule book, please click here.

IIAC is a registered Charity under the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) and is a deductable gift recipient.

Ipima Ikaya

Our Values


Empowering the Traditional Owners whom it represents to make informed decisions about the use of their land


Respecting and recognising the rights of each Tribal Group within Ipima Ikaya


Transparency and equity in the allocation of resources and accountability to members

Economic Growth

Supporting opportunities for economic growth and employment for the benefit of Traditional Owners


Operating in an ethical, responsible, efficient and effective manner


Operating in a manner that minimises risk, in order to provide security for beneficiaries

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Ipima Ikaya will empower the Traditional Owners of the Angkamuthi, Atambaya and Gudang Yadheykenu Tribal Groups, with strong governance and transparency, will support these clans to protect, preserve and advance their traditions, law, languages, cultures and customs while achieving their economic, social and cultural aspirations.



Cultural Heritage


Support Us


If you would like to donate towards our work on the Great Barrier Reef or any of our other projects please use the folllowing bank account details::



Account Name
Ipima Ikaya Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC


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