The Mirarr established Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) in 1995 to assist them in managing a balance between sustainable development, traditional practice and living culture on their land.
GAC represents the rights and interests of the Mirarr as well as receiving, distributing and investing royalties from the Ranger uranium mine which was imposed on Mirarr land in 1978.
GAC is run by a Mirarr board, it provides services and support for Mirarr members and other Bininj (Aboriginal people) affected by the Ranger Mine in line with cultural obligations.
GAC works to ensure the cultural and economic future of the Mirarr is secure and stable. This work falls into five broad categories:
- Protect Mirarr country
- Long-term beneficial health and housing outcomes
- Protect the physical and spiritual culture of the Mirarr and neighbouring clans
- Ensure Bininj control of Bininj lives and country using robust and transparent good governance
- Develop sustainable incomes and businesses for future generations
GAC’s vision for the welfare of the Mirarr extends well beyond the current projected end of the Ranger uranium mine in 2026.
In 2010 the Corporation had six fulltime staff. In 2017 it has grown to over 50 staff.
GAC is responsible for a range of facilities and businesses in addition to the main office: Djidbidjidbi Residential College, the Community Centre, Marrawuddi Gallery, Bowali Cafe, the post office and the newsagency.
Gundjeihmi runs many cultural and community programs and engages with strategy, policy and management across several issues including land and cultural rights, environment and conservation, mining, education, health, child protection, retail and tourism.