We are an Indigenous owned, not-for-profit company and registered charity.
The Keeping Place is entirely owned and controlled by the Traditional Owner groups that use the software. When an Aboriginal Corporation subscribes to the software, they become an owner-member of our company.
Nyiyaparli Traditional Owner
But much of this information has been locked away in the archives of resource companies, government agencies and academic institutions.
Even with well-intentioned consultation, vast and valuable cultural information has remained inaccessible to Aboriginal communities. Protected but separated from the Traditional Owners.
It was built to protect cultural knowledge and strengthen connections between people and Country.
The Keeping Place uses the latest digital technology to create an intuitive, practical tool. With cultural protocols at the heart of software, knowledge can be shared between generations in a respectful, appropriate way.
We invite native title organisations, Indigenous ranger programs and Aboriginal land councils from across the country to join us as subscribers and member-owners.
Building on the combined experiences of member-owners, the platform will continue to evolve to meet the varied needs and aspirations of groups across the country.
A landmark pilot project was created between two native title groups and three resource companies in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. With a shared vision, they set about creating a safe and meaningful way to digitally return cultural and heritage information back to the rightful custodians.
The pilot project was further strengthened through collaboration with the National Trust of Western Australia and the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation.
This independent company was formed to help empower Traditional Owner communities all over Australia, embracing the potential offered by The Keeping Place.
Indigenous law firm, Terri Janke and Company, helped guide the establishment of the new company. The company’s legal structure was recommended to allow all future Aboriginal organisations who subscribe to the software to become member-owners.
Our charitable purposes are to advance education, social and public welfare and culture of First Nations peoples, communities and organisations.
Edith is a Nyiyaparli/Njamal woman and is currently Chairperson of The Keeping Place. Edith has previously been Chairperson, Director and Acting Chief Executive Officer of Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation
Michael currently serves as a Chairperson for Tarlka Matuwa Piarku Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, Director for Tjiwarl Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC and Director of The Keeping Place. Michael is proud to be appointed by his people to care
Michelle was appointed a Director on The Keeping Place Board in early 2022. She is also a Director on The Dieri Aboriginal Corporation (TDAC) RNTBC Board which is a recent subscriber for The Keeping Place software.
Shannon has experience in providing future-focused leadership to government and enterprise executives and boards to maximise the benefits of implementing new technologies, align that implementation with
Debbie has held numerous senior positions in State and Commonwealth governments over the last 30 years