Over 20 Indigenous jobs on the line in Groote Eylandt funding stoush

A woman weaves pandanus for the art centre on Groote Eylandt, which may face closure.

A woman weaves pandanus for the art centre on Groote Eylandt, which may face closure.

More than 20 Indigenous jobs on the remote Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory are on the chopping block due to a lack of funding and what an Aboriginal organisation says is "inappropriate control" being exerted by the local land council.

The Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (ASAC) has been running several programs including those for arts, a language centre, school engagement, bush medicine, and a men's shed on the island since 2014, but says that it has not received any funding from the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) since it first began operations.