MISSION & HISTORY.
Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation is a registered charity governed by our volunteer Board of Directors. We are the peak body for First Nations lawyers and law students across Aboriginal lands now referred to as New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
Ngalaya was founded in 1997 by a group of young Indigenous lawyers and law students at UNSW, and incorporated in 1998. It was the first association of its kind in Australia. Ngalaya (nar-lee-ah) is a Dharug/Eora word meaning 'allies in battle'.
We are committed to First Nations justice. We believe that Indigenous lawyers have enormous impacts on their communities and the legal profession. Our mission is to support and grow the next generation of First Nations law-makers. We want to see First Nations people at every level of the legal profession, from graduate Legal Aid lawyers to Supreme Court judges.
We believe in First Nations self-determination and sovereignty. There is a clear role to be played by Indigenous lawyers to support the political and social aspirations of First Peoples across the continent.
GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIRST NATIONS LAW-MAKERS.
PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS.
Ngalaya receives no ongoing funding or grants, and relies entirely on the support of our community and the legal profession. The below organisations and our Corporate Members, have supported Ngalaya in the 2022-23 financial year.