This project will seek to develop research that includes Indigenous voice and representation in governance structures of institutions and land management agencies, and will develop a framework of broad research principles, protocols and processes to guide more ethical and collaborative cultural land management research. The project will complete several regional on Country workshops with Indigenous land management organisations, Traditional Owner groups, government land management agencies and university-based researchers to provide opportunities to create and support relationships between these parties.
This project extends the 2021 Cultural land management in south-east Australia project, which scoped a new Indigenous-led approach to the development of research priorities and projects relating to cultural land management. This research will provide new insights into the views of Indigenous land and fire managers and others regarding the present and desired future state of engagements between Indigenous land and fire managers and state, territory and local government agencies.
This project will provide new insights into strengthening collaborative governance and research involving Indigenous land and fire managers and state, territory and local government agencies, supporting further opportunities for leverage in public land management activities with advice about appropriate principles, protocols, processes and governance structures.
The central research questions are:
- What are the existing and potential points within the governance structures of relevant institutions and land management agencies for Indigenous voice and representation to be included equitably and effectively?
- What are appropriate research principles, protocols and processes capable of guiding more ethical and collaborative cultural land management research in the future?
Project Steering Group:
- Matthew Shanks (Taungurung Land and Waters Council)
- Vikki Parsley (Bush Heritage)
- Jack Pascoe (Conservation Ecology Centre)
- Daniel Miller (Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation)
- Teagan Goolmeer (University of Melbourne).
|25 January 2023||Hazard note edition||Hazard Note 1: Understanding the Black Summer bushfires through research|
|2 May 2023||Presentation||Timothy Neale - 2023 Natural Hazards Research Forum presentation|
|6 July 2023||Guide or fact sheet||Principles and protocols for cultural land management governance and research|
|17 July 2023||Workshop material||NAIDOC Week 2023 webinar - additional resources|
|21 November 2023||Presentation||Oliver Costello and Tim Neale - Principles and protocols for cultural land management governance and research|