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We envision a future Australia where Indigenous nations can pursue and exercise their right to self-determination and economic development through strong self–governance. We know that practical, effective and culturally legitimate governance is the fundamental building block for delivering real change.

The Indigenous Governance Toolkit is a free online resource developed to support Indigenous nations, communities, individuals and organisations to strengthen their governance in ways that are meaningful to them.

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IGA 2016 Executive Overview

The Indigenous Governance Awards were created by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities in 2005 to identify, celebrate and promote effective governance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations and initiatives. We are pleased to present an overview of our findings.

On the 20th of June, 2018, Indigenous peoples from public and private sectors came together to discuss the importance of Indigenous data sovereignty and Indigenous Data Governance. The summit was held by the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute in collaboration with the Maiam nayri Wingara Indigenous Data Sovereignty Collective. We are pleased to present the attached Communique, developed from the summit.

Audit Report

An important outcome of the latest Common Roots workshop in Brisbane 2017 was the recommendation that each CANZUS country undertake an audit of the kinds of governance education and training available to Indigenous nations and communities. In response, AIGI has developed a template for the purpose of documenting the results, conducted a preliminary audit, and produced the ‘Preliminary Report into Indigenous Governance Education and Training’.

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Australian Indigenous Governance Institute Submission – Closing the Gap Refresh 2018

The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Closing the Gap refresh 2018. Whilst a refresh is needed, AIGI believe that significant work is yet to be done to ensure that the voices and ambitions of Indigenous peoples are captured and embedded in a revised agenda.

Review - Indigenous Women in Governance Masterclass

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2014 Indigenous Governance Awards Finalists interview highlights

The Indigenous Governance Awards exemplify strong governance. In this video clip the 2014 Awards Finalists discuss their governance experiences.

Voices of Our Success Executive Overview Released

We are delighted to release Voices of Our Success Executive Overview. The Overview presents innovations and emerging trends identified in our analysis of the governance solutions of the top ranked 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards applicants. 

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Welcome to the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute. AIGI is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organisation that is a centre of knowledge and excellence in governance.

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What We Do

AIGI connects Indigenous groups, individuals and organisations to world-class best-practice expertise and knowledge, with a focus on building sustainable, effective and legitimate governance on the ground.

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Our cover photo

The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute thanks 2012 Indigenous Governance Award finalist Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) for use of the photo on this page.


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