Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation has a 51% stake in Karlka Recruiting Group and is a not-for-profit Indigenous Organisation (no. 3649) registered with the Office of The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation aims to create value for its members, maintain Nyiyaparli culture and to provide direct relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, destitution, misfortune and helplessness among the Nyiyaparli People.
Occupation of Nyiyaparli land by its traditional owners can be verified to at least 41,000 years, being the second oldest on record in Australia. The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the east Pilbara region including the township of Newman. The land has many landmarks and places that continue to have ongoing significance to the Nyiyaparli People.
Nyiyaparli traditional owners have significant mining benefit agreements with Australia’s major iron ore miners (BHP Billiton; Rio Tinto; Fortescue Metals Group; and the Roy Hill Project), all of whom have mining operations and tenements on Nyiyaparli country.