The shared vision of Ingkerreke's Board and Management today is deep-rooted in the values held by the founding members when the corporation was established over 30 years ago. The founding members believed that outstations are intrinsic to maintaining the connection of Indigenous people to their culture and customary responsibilities. Outstations are also outposts from which Indigenous people can participate in and develop the remote economy through tourism, horticulture, land management and other enterprises.
Ingkerreke's mission is to provide services that will enable Indigenous people to continue to reside on their outstations. Ingkerreke takes pride in overcoming the challenges of providing housing, municipal, infrastructure and other support services in remote locations through a combination of innovation and advocacy.
Ingkerreke is a Central Arrernte word pronounced "IN-gare-uh-kuh" and meaning "all together". As an Indigenous Corporation, Ingkerreke embraces diversity and invests in training and developing local Indigenous staff members. Our emphasis is on providing sustainable employment opportunities to Indigenous people, including trade apprenticeships. Ingkerreke's corporate culture fosters teamwork, respect and social cohesion in our local community. This is reflected in our motto: "Together we are stronger".