The Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council Aboriginal Corporation (MMEIC) was created as a vehicle for preserving, recording, communicating and teaching communities the language and culture of Minjerribah and Moorgumpin. MMEIC is a legally registered and incorporated community-based organisation, firstly under the Federal Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976, and then, by regulation, under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
The Corporation was first formed in 1993 and has fully maintained the conditions of its incorporation since that time. It is governed by an annually elected Board of Directors of 10 persons led by an Executive consisting of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
The current Chairperson of the Corporation is (Aunty) Merle Dippel who has held this office since 2012.
The Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders in Council also delivers a high level of localised Indigenous cultural advice and knowledge to a wide range of client groups across various communities and all levels of Government.
In consultation with the Elders in council, the President represents the Elders on several committee to advise groups on a broad range of Indigenous issues. These include cultural protocol and awareness, social and family structures of Indigenous communities, community development issues, historical issues, and traditional and contemporary issues affecting the Indigenous people of North Stradbroke Island.