National Native Title Conference 2012

Monday, 4 June 2012 to Wednesday, 6 June 2012 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre, Townsville, Australia

 

Welcome to the National Native Title Conference 2012 website

Echoes of Mabo: Honour and Determination

4 - 6 June, Townsville Queensland

In 2012 the Annual National Native Title Conference will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) on the traditional lands of the Wulgurakaba and Bindal Peoples, traditional owners of the wider Townsville area. This year the Conference will be held in Townsville, at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre from the 4th to 6th June 2012.

The Native Title Conference is an opportunity for people to come together and engage in debate, including native title holders and claimants, traditional owners, native title representative bodies and service agencies, the Federal Court, National Native Title Tribunal, Commonwealth and State government agencies, academics, consultants and industry representatives. The 2012 Native Title Conference will be celebrating 20 year's since the Mabo case recognised Native Title in Australia.

The Native Title Conference prides itself on ensuring that Indigenous people are strongly represented in the Conference program. The Conference program consists of one day of closed workshops for Indigenous people and their native title representative bodies and service providers followed by two days of a public program which may include Indigenous Talking Circles, Women’s Forums, Workshops, Panel Discussions as well as the delivery of Conference papers.

The conference engages with native title as an active agenda for justice for people and country - both before and after the outcome of native title determination, and within the broader compass of traditional ownership.

This year's conference " Echoes of Mabo: Honour and Determination " is reflected in the following themes:
- Recognition, Reform, Revolution
- Leadership and Legacies
- Families and Youth
- Culture and Country

Relevant topics within these themes include: decision making, case law, the experiences of Prescribed Bodies Corporate, compensation, water, hunting practices, cultural life, joint-management, anthropology and legal practice, mediation and dispute resolution, document and information management, making and implementing agreements, benefits, economic development, local government planning regimes, health, governance, weeds, housing, climate change, heritage, lateral violence, history, language, funding, policy, legal reform, environmental issues, international comparisons, research and statistics, sovereignty, reflections on the last 20 years, social relationships, theoretical developments and future trends.

Conference presentations will be in five formats: keynotes and plenary speeches, debate forums (a new format), technical workshops, topical workshops and Indigenous talking circles.

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Please click here for the 2012 conference presentations and papers.

 

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Contact Us

If you have any enquires about the Native Title Conference, please contact the Native Title Research Unit.

Conference Manager - Jennifer Jones
Telephone: 02 6261 4250 Email: Jennifer.Jones@aiatsis.gov.au
 
Conference Assistant - Shiane Lovell
Telephone: 02 6246 1108 Email: Shiane.Lovell@aiatsis.gov.au
 
Or please feel free to email or fax to the below:
Facsimile: 02 6249 7714 Email: ntconference@aiatsis.gov.au