Social justice and governance research

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'Common roots, Common futures: Indigenous Pathways to Self-Determination' Conference

Baboquivari Peak, Arizona, sacred to the Tohono O'odham people and home of I'itoi, the Creator.

This conference was a partnership between NCIS, the Harvard University Australian Studies Committee, the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University.

The conference brought together thought leaders on Indigenous governance and development from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. The overall goal of the conference was to begin a dialogue between individuals and groups in these four countries in order to share what has worked in terms of successful structures, processes and projects by indigenous groups, thereby promoting international collaboration.

Key NCIS researchers: Professor Mick Dodson.

Conference date: 20 – 22 February 2012.

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Indigenous Community Governance

The Indigenous Community Governance project was a partnership between NCIS, the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Reconciliation Australia. The project undertook research on Indigenous community governance with participating Indigenous communities, regional Indigenous organisations and leaders across Australia.

The project was supported under the Australian Research Council's Linkage funding scheme. It received additional funding from the Northern Territory and West Australian governments and the Australian Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs), each of whom also contributed to the research.

Key NCIS researchers: Professor Mick Dodson.

Project timeline: 2004 – June 2008.

» read the project overview on the CAEPR website

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