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Posted by Australian Indigenous Governance Institute on June 06, 2018  /   Posted in NEWS

Common Roots, Common Futures: Indigenous Pathways to Self-Determination

Preliminary Report into Indigenous Governance Education and Training in Australia

Common Roots, Common Futures: International Network 

Common Roots, Common Futures (CRCF) is an international Indigenous governance network with a practice and applied research agenda which was established in 2012 by leading practitioners and stakeholders from the CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America). Common Roots International Indigenous Governance Workshops take place periodically to bring together Indigenous governance leaders, researchers and practitioners for an international conversation about what is happening that is innovative and productive in Indigenous-led self-governance and development. The international CRCF network and workshops are collaboratively hosted by the:

  • Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; and
  •  Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

We work collaboratively and in partnership with colleagues from across the CANZUS network, including:

  • Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre, at the University of Waikato, New Zealand; and
  • Canadian Gitxsan leaders.

We would also like to acknowledge the Australian Aurora Project (auroraproject.com.au) for its ongoing support of valuable internships and critical applied research which supported this audit initiative.

Some caveats to keep in mind

The research on which this report and audit rests was conducted over a very short period of four weeks at the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI), located within the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) at the Australian National University as part of an Aurora Internship Program. The simple goal was to see what is available in the field of Indigenous governance training and education needs. Accordingly, a number of limitations and caveats apply.

Firstly, the findings are preliminary, and the audit has been conducted with an assumption that, as with all such audits and surveys, it can be expanded in scope and will need to be periodically updated. All information is current as of August 2017.

Second, training initiatives are constantly being adapted to suit the needs of both the training provider and target audience; and come and go as a result of changing funding.

Third, the templates designed to collate data are working documents subject to ongoing refinement. They are not intended to provide an exhaustive overview of current Indigenous governance training initiatives in Australia. Neither are the template findings to be interpreted as recommendations; AIGI has not conducted any assessment of the delivery standards or content quality of the training programs.

Fourth, this report provides an overview of the research and outcomes. To view the data, please visit http://www.aigi.com.au/.

If you know of training and education initiatives that are not covered in this report please contact AIGI with updates, or suggested directions for further research.

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Review – Indigenous Women in Governance Masterclass

Posted by Australian Indigenous Governance Institute on December 14, 2017  /   Posted in NEWS

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What are the unique roles Indigenous women play in governing communities? Where are the examples of Indigenous women excelling in their chosen fields? How can communities and professions support young and emerging Indigenous women? These were some of the questions addressed at the inaugural Indigenous Women in Governance Masterclass, convened by the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) on 30 November 2017.  Read More

Governing for Indigenous Self-Determined Development

Posted by Australian Indigenous Governance Institute on July 06, 2017  /   Posted in NEWS

Far too many discussions about Indigenous governance and development are dominated by accounts of disadvantage and deficit.

The 2017 Common Roots, Common Futures International Indigenous Governance Conference, co-convened in Brisbane by the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute, the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University and the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, painted a very different picture.  Read More

Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance Masterclass

Posted by Australian Indigenous Governance Institute on February 22, 2017  /   Posted in NEWS

The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute is hosting a 1 day Masterclass on Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance in Brisbane on Friday 31 March 2017.

The demand for data is increasing as Indigenous nations engage in economic, social, and cultural development on a rapid scale. Additionally, the need to protect Indigenous cultural and proprietary information is paramount. This Masterclass examines the role of data as an exercise of sovereignty in Indigenous nation building and self-determination. The day will be presented by leading scholars Assoc Prof Maui Hudson (NZ), Prof Tahu Kukutai (NZ), DrPH Stephanie Rainie (US), Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (US), Prof John Taylor (AUS) and Dr Raymond Lovett (AUS).

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2016 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report released

Posted by Australian Indigenous Governance Institute on November 21, 2016  /   Posted in NEWS

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The Productivity Commission released the 2016 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) Report on Thursday, 17 November 2016. The OID report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This report is the seventh in the series.

The OID report provides data on a range of strategic areas and examines whether policies and programs are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous Australians. The report recognises governance as an essential component in promoting the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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