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

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...

Gaps in Australia's Indigenous language policy: dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory

Young children learn best when taught through their mother tongue. This commonsense principle has been supported by decades of research on bilingual education for children who don't speak the dominant language. The research has also shown that there are positive effects on children’s cognitive development...

Policy change and the Indigenous Land Corporation

The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) was established in 1995 by the Keating Government as one element of its three-part response to the Mabo judgment. The first part was the Native Title Act (1993), which validated past grants of land to settlers and set up a...
Discussion paper

Karajarri: a West Kimberley experience in managing Native Title

This paper considers this ‘next level’. What happens after the native title rights are recognised?
Discussion paper

Challenges for Australian native title anthropology: practice beyond the proof of connection

This Discussion Paper arises from a concern that the current contributions of anthropology in the Australian native title arena are often unnecessarily confined to the production of expert reports and other materials, in accordance with legal briefs and criteria established under native title law.
Discussion paper

‘Will the Real Aborigine Please Stand Up?’: Strategies for breaking the stereotypes and changing the conversation

This paper provides a background to issues discussed at a workshop held by AIATSIS in December 2009, and offers some of the outcomes in order to provide a basis for further debate and dialogue and to inform future forums.

Reconciling Indigenous peoples' sovereignty and state sovereignty

The concept of ‘shared sovereignty’ is examined as a contribution to the debate on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada and Australia. The discussion includes some commentary on some common features of the reconciliation debate in both countries. The main focus is on the views...
Draft report

2019 Revision of the AIATSIS guidelines for ethical research in Australian Indigenous studies: consultation draft

The Code for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research consultation draft was launched on 1 July 2019. The code is the result of a comprehensive review of GERAIS to mark its 20th anniversary. This consultation draft has been released for public feedback...

Preserve, strengthen and renew in community project report

This report synthesises the main research findings that emerged from the Preserve, Strengthen and Renew in Community (PSR) project.

Re-evaluating Mabo: the case for native title reform to remove discrimination and promote economic opportunity

This paper seeks to reanalyse the Mabo case from the point of view of non-discrimination. It argues that the Mabo judgment may have been discriminatory in finding that pre-existing entitlements in surviving native title are restricted to the limited range of activities that can be...