Gloreen Campion harvesting tubers. Photo by Clement Bresson

Maningrida Wild Foods sells wild-harvested native foods that have been sourced by Aboriginal people in the Maningrida region for thousands of years.

Maningrida Wild Foods mixes traditional cultural knowledge with social enterprise. We follow the guidance of our senior Aboriginal people, our holders of deep cultural and environmental knowledge.

We create opportunities for land and sea owners to generate income from their country and natural resources. Our work enables people to live or spend time on their clan estates, keep their cultural connections with bush foods alive, promote the consumption of healthy foods in the community and provides an important stream of financial income.

We sell Yokkarra* (fish), Bibbo* (mud crabs), many different species of Yilaba (bush foods*) and make some products in Maningrida. We follow the seasons and local knowledge and are always experimenting with new products.

We are all part of Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, established in 1979 to support people to live on their homelands. Some of our activities are supported by the Australian Government’s Community Development Programme.

* These terms are in Ndjebbana, the language of the Owners of the land on which Maningrida stands.

Maurice Kernan, Johnson Ankin and Dean Cooper with fresh catch of mud crabs. Photo by Ingrid Johanson