Nation Building Projects

Indigenous Community Governance Project

The Indigenous Community Governance Project (ICG) was conducted through a partnership between the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU, and Reconciliation Australia. The ICG project explored Indigenous community governance with participating Indigenous communities, regional Indigenous organisations and leaders throughout Australia between 2004 to 2008. The ICG website provides findings, reports, case studies and key messages from the research project.

Indigenous Nation Building: Theory; Practice and its emergence in Australia’s public policy discourse 

The Indigenous Nation Building Project is conducted by the Melbourne School of Government, UoM. Running from November 2013 to October 2016, it involves lead researchers from both local and international institutions including; UoM, University of Arizona, UTS, Flinders University, RMIT and Charles Sturt University. The Indigenous Nation Building Project utilises case analysis to examine Indigenous nation building by attending its logic, organisation, limits and opportunities. The cluster is designed to engage emerging theory about Indigenous nation building, provide the ‘raw material’ for hypothesis testing, and inform communities and policy-makers. 

Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority

The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA) represents communities and organisations that currently make up the Ngarrindjeri Nation and the current individual Native Title claimants of the Ngarrindjeri and Others Native Title Claim. The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority is the peak regional organisation of the Ngarrindjeri. The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority committee is currently made up of the Chairpersons or nominated representative from organisations and 4 elected community members.

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