An Indigenous owned mine training centre and bauxite mining operation has opened in the Northern Territory, set to deliver economic benefits for the local Yolgnu people.

The Gulkula Regional Training Centre and Gulkula bauxite mining operation were developed by Gumatj Corporation in Northeast Arnhem Land with support from Rio Tinto, and are 100 per cent owned by the Gumatj clan.

The mine and training centre opened at the Garma Festival on Saturday, where Rio Tinto committed to purchasing the bauxite produced at the mine at a signing ceremony attended by Gumatj clan leader Dr. Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM.

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