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.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to them and their cultures, to their elders past, present and emerging.