Ngan Aak-Kunch represents the native title interests of the Wik, Wik Way and Kugu people of Australia's northwest Cape York region.
Located about 700km northwest of Cairns, and about 100km south of mining town Weipa, the region is one of the country's most remote, and its natural beauty and resources present many opportunities to generate sustainable futures for ourselves and our children.
The country contains some of the country's most pristine wilderness and wetland areas, home to the breeding grounds of some of the nationâs most spectacular flora and fauna species. With approximately 200km of coastline and several river systems that criss-cross our lands and mark traditional lines between neighbouring clans, water and the significance of its annual journey through our homelands plays a considerable role in our traditions, beliefs and culture.
Mineral sands, bauxite, timber and other deposits are also present throughout the area and present a clear and tangible opportunity for the communities of the western cape to develop our lands for the benefit of current and future generations.
Ngan Aak-Kunch represents families broadly divided into five ritual cults associated with particular regions, these five group are Sara, Puch, Apalech, Wanam and Winchanum.