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Implementation pathways to achieve Ngunnawal, First Nations Peoples and Australian Capital Territory government treaties

Reconciliation Government relations with First Peoples First Peoples treaties Self-determination Australian Capital Territory MVPs 2022

Karabena Consulting was contracted by the ACT Government to produce this report on considerations needed to facilitate self-determination in the region over which the Australian Capital Territory boundaries lie. Karabena Consulting used three interlinked strategies: face-to-face workshops, surveys, and interviews conducted by Ngunnawal elders themselves.

The feedback received has enabled the author to propose three key elements to the Treaty process. First is reparation – to compensate Ngunnawal Traditional Owners in the ACT region through the establishment of a Ngunnawal Future Fund. Participation is the second element – to initiate 'truth telling' and other treaty-related programs for the wider community. Thirdly, the author advocates for representation – to install a Voice to Parliament - in this case, the ACT Legislative Assembly.

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