Undertaking research of the rock art and of the Kimberley region requires Kimberley Foundation Australia to work respectfully and collaboratively with those who have legal or traditional rights, and with government agencies that have statutory roles in conservation, heritage protection and development. The Foundation does not own or control the rock art, sites of archaeological significance or areas of interest to earth scientists. Instead it sensitively facilitates the gathering and sharing of knowledge about this extraordinary region.
KFA enters into a legal agreement with its researchers for the projects it sponsors. These research projects typically require permissions for access and consultation with the people whose land they are on and reaching an agreement regarding what work is being done and how the local community might benefit from the work done.
Research teams work collaboratively with traditional owners and their communities and respect the role of indigenous organisations in the Kimberley.
Mowaljarlai sharing Wanjina myths