2014 Indigenous Governance Awards Finalists video interviews

The Indigenous Governance Awards highlight numerous examples of culture-smart, adaptive and practically effective governance arrangements supporting sustainable change. At the 2014 Awards, AIGI filmed interviews with representatives of the Finalist organisations discussing their governance experiences.

These have been edited into topical clips, which feature in the Indigenous Governance Toolkit and on our Youtube Chanel. Here is a short clip of interview highlights. 

Featured are:
– Professor Mick Dodson, Chair of the Indigenous Governance Awards
– Phil Rist, Girringun Aboriginal Corporation
– Muriel Bamblett, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency 
– Stacey Petterson and Regina Ashwin, Wiluna Muntjiltjarra Wurrgumu Group
– Adrian Carson, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health 
– Philomena Hunter and Janet Gallagher, Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation
– April Martin, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation
– Angela Frost, The Marruk Project

AIGI and AIATSIS Indigenous Governance Development Forum: Mapping Current and Future Research and Resource Needs


An Indigenous Governance Forum was hosted by the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) on 29th – 30th July 2014.

The Background Paper, which included information from the pre-forum survey, was distributed to participants. Here is a link to the Indigenous Governance Forum Background Paper.


A report presenting the forum proceedings, titled Building Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance: report of a forum to map current and future research and practical resource needs, was published in June 2015. The report provides a synthesis of ideas, comments, issues and possibilities identified through the survey and the forum. Here is a link to the Building Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance report.

Prof. Mick Dodson - Indigenous Governance Forum Interview


During the Forum participants were interviewed about the importance and value of Indigenous governance. These interviews can be accessed on the AIATSIS website by clicking on the image to the left. 


Terri Janke & Company Lawyers and Consultants: Law Way – Indigenous Business and the Law

The Law Way Program is a series of online videos produced by Terri Janke & Company intended as a guide to business and law.

Law Way – Governance addresses the importance of governance to business. The video outlines the need to ensure that governance documents are kept up to date and in line with current laws, organisational objectives and structural changes.

Law Way – Commercial Contracts addresses different types of commercial contracts and the role of contracts in business relations. The video focuses on understanding the key terms of contracts and negotiating changes.



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