The Northern Territory Government say its committed to a treaty with its First Nations people despite closing down the independent Treaty Commission.
The treaty commission handed in its final report in June last year.
According to the NT Government, it was unable to continue funding the commission and in December announced its abolishment.
Work towards a treaty will now carry on within the government.
The decision has drawn criticism from First Nations leaders, some suggesting the government is intentionally delaying the process.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Selena Uibo says the they are still committed and will be holding a series of forums over the next 18 months to test the commissions recommendations.