Garma 2018 festival report

The 2018 Garma Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary, hosted by the Youth Yindi foundation. This report outlines some of the festival's highlights.

Garma 2019 report

The 2019 Garma Festival, hosted by the Youth Yindi foundation, had nearly 40 companies and government agencies in attendance, with more than 450 participants, making 2019 the biggest attendance rate to date. This report outlines some of the festival's highlights.

Integrating art production and economic development in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

This report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. The report relates to the implementation of the National Survey in Region 2 (Arnhem Land).
Journal article

Review of kava use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of key information on the use of kava among Aboriginal people in Australia. This discussion is focussed on the use of kava in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) communities because concerns regarding the prevalence and effects of kava use are...

Garma Festival 2011 report

The 2011 annual Garma Festival was staged from Friday 5 August and the closing ceremony concluded the afternoon of Monday 8th August. The Key Forum theme was Academic Excellence & Cultural Integrity, a topic that flowed on from the 2010 Key Theme of Indigenous Education...

Garma Festival 2017 report

The 2017 Garma Festival placed a high value on education, with a bold vision to weave a national Indigenous education curriculum into the mainstream Western syllabus. The grounds of the bunggul again were an interesting place to watch and learn what that may look like...
Draft report

Empowered Communities: Empowered Peoples - design report

This report is the culmination of 18 months of engagement and design work by Indigenous leaders, communities and organisations across the eight Empowered Communities regions. In it, we propose a range of reforms that build on decades of effort by Indigenous peoples to reclaim control...

Promoting diversity of cultural expression in arts in Australia: a case study report

This report aims to contribute to understanding and debate of the implications of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression, to which Australia became a signatory in 2009.

Knowledge foundations for the development of sustainable wildlife enterprises in remote Indigenous communities of Australia

This paper analyses the Indigenous ecological knowledge and western science underpinning the northern long-necked turtle and fledgling tarantula spider industries that are established in central Arnhem Land. The paper examines the transmission of knowledge through education and training as a means of developing employment pathways...

The viability of wildlife enterprises in remote Indigenous communities of Australia

Sustainable wildlife enterprises developed for commercial purposes are a potential source of economic and socio-cultural benefit for Indigenous people living in remote locations in Australia. This paper examines the viability of a wildlife enterprise in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) that harvests three animal species for...