Adnyamathanha elder Charlie Jackson says the administrator of the community's affairs is backed in his actions by hundreds of members.
Mr Jackson is among leaders of the Aboriginal Reform Group of South Australia which called for an inquiry into the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association, a Native Title corporation based at Port Augusta.
He said it was wrong to say that a "disgruntled minority" of members was advising the administrator Peter McQuoid.
Mr McQuoid is leading a review of the association by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
In The Transcontinental on Wednesday, former association chairman and leader of some common law holders, said Mr McQuoid had frozen the Adnyamathanha's mining royalties without consulting Native Title holders.
"It is a disgruntled, very small minority advising the administrator," he said.
"It is time to take appropriate action against this," he said referring to legal action by the association's Rangelea trust against the administrator to release the royalties to the trust.