Indigenous peoples and governance structures: a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights

Government Land use Aboriginal Australians Torres Strait Islanders Australia United Kingdom

Examines ways Indigenous peoples have used national and international legal mechanisms to create governance structures which facilitate interaction with non-Indigenous governments and structures, while remaining as close as possible to Indigenous structures and processes; includes studies from the United States, Alaska, Canada; New Zealand; Inuit of Greenland; Smai of Scandinavia; comparative study on land rights in North America and New Zealand and its significance to Australia; significance of Indigenous governance in Norway to Australia; describes land-holding and governance structures under land rights legislation in Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory; examines land-holding structures for land acuqired via the Indigenous Land Corporation; proposed amendments for councils and associations legislation; accountability for land councils and legal services in New South Wales; design of Indigenous organisations established to exercise borad governmental powers, particularly in Queensland; governance structures under native title legislation; overviews selected institutions and strategies for Indigenous Australian management of country and types of agreements.

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Canberra, ACT
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