This paper argues that although the Inuit and the Sámi continue to face inertia and resistance to change from non-Indigenous governments at all levels, continuing the development of robust and effective institutions of self-rule and shared rule is critical to the success of Indigenous self-determination...
This article explores questions regarding the development and support of Indigenous priorities and self-determination in Australian libraries and archives. It calls for greater use of Indigenous research methodologies within library and archival science in order to seek ways to decolonize and simultaneously indiginze libraries and...
How data sovereignty can empower First Australian communities to define success on their own terms, and in so doing, improve outcomes for people.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015–18 (the Agreement) provides a strategic framework setting out the commitment of the ACT Government and service partners, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, and the community, to work together to recognise and respond to the...
The IPP is a mandatory procurement-connected policy under the legislative instrument of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.
The purpose of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) is to leverage the Commonwealth’s annual multi-billion procurement spend to drive demand for Indigenous goods and services, stimulate Indigenous economic...
Many Indigenous communities in the USA have used tribal self-determination and access to land to build an economic base and deliver benefits to their people.
While the circumstances in the USA differ from both Australia and New Zealand, two US experts believe that some...
This report was conducted to explore what cultural factors are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gain and understanding of how these factors relate to health and wellbeing. It was developed as part of the Mayi Kuwayu project – a national longitudinal...
This discussion paper is designed to inform the national consultation process about the value, role, scope and form of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA).
This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.
The Policy Shop is a podcast at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
The right to self-determination and recognition feature prominently in debates surrounding Indigenous peoples in Australia and indeed around the world.
In this episode New Zealand Māori constitutional lawyer, Dr Moana Jackson...
This guide provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
This guideline is intended primarily for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research participants and communities, but will also be a useful resource for researchers and for others interested in understanding more about such research.
The impact of neoliberal governance on Indigenous peoples in liberal settler states may be both enabling and constraining. This book is distinctive in drawing comparisons between three such states—Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
The Dungala Kaiela ‘Defining Goulburn Murray’ Oration is an annual event co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. The Orations have rolling themes examining culture, climate change, economics and regional development, legal issues, health and society. The aim of the Oration is...
Recent research into the pressures on the out-of-home care (OOHC) system concluded that there was a limited amount of research driven by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community itself, which indicates that Indigenous voices are not being adequately captured. This silencing means that the...
This guide provides case studies of international jurisdictions that have historic treaties or modern treaty-making processes, self-governance arrangements, and other mechanisms aimed at realising self-determination for Indigenous peoples.
This paper presents a case where history seems to move in fits and starts and circles. Mapuche belonging was erased from Santiago de Chile more than 4 centuries ago by Spanish conquistadors. Now the Mapuche are recreating a sense of belonging in peripheral neighbourhoods of...
By peeling back the layers of the wider Port Phillip landscape to reveal what lay beneath, buried under two centuries of built form from European colonisation including houses, roads, factories and shopping centres - what would be left? Imagine for a moment a landscape that...
The concept of ‘Country’ is central to Aboriginal culture and has sustained the Quandamooka Peoples (the Quandamooka) of South East Queensland (SEQ) for 40,000 years. On 4 July 2011, the Federal Court of Australia determined that 54,500ha of exclusive and non-exclusive Native Title rights over...