The Indigenous Knowledge Forum 2019 will be held on 12-13 June 2019 at the University of Technology Sydney on the theme: Models for a Competent Authority - Facilitating Self-Determination. Focusing on access to and sharing of benefits from the use of traditional or Indigenous knowledge and culture, this Forum will bring together scholars and experts with the objectives of facilitating discussion and information exchange on international experiences with competent authorities.
The Indigenous Knowledge Forum invites interested participants to submit an abstract of 300 words by 1 February 2019. Abstracts should include the speaker's name and institutional affiliation and be emailed to Professor Natalie Stoianoff, Garuwanga Lead Chief Investigator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Now Open: Research Fellow on Garuwanga Project
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Research Fellow to become an integral member of the research team on the UTS Indigenous Knowledge Forum project: Garuwanga: Forming a Competent Authority to protect Indigenous knowledge. The Garuwanga Project has successfully attracted ARC Linkage funding to work with four Aboriginal communities from the Kimberley in Western Australia to the South Highlands and South Coast of New South Wales to identify, evaluate and recommend an appropriate Competent Authority legal structure so Australia can meet the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol.
The role of the Research Fellow is integral to the success of the project and the main tasks for this position include:
Complete and deliver project tasks in accordance with the Garuwanga project plan including preparing minutes and associated documents for all meetings
Manage and reconcile budget and financial statements for the project
Organise research project meetings including catering and travel arrangements for Partner Investigators
Organise research field trips to Indigenous communities in South Coast NSW and the Kimberley in WA
Book Launch - Overturning Aqua Nullius: Securing Aboriginal water rights by Dr Virginia Marshall
Overturning aqua nullius aims to cultivate a new understanding of Aboriginal water rights and interests in the context of Aboriginal water concepts and water policy development in Australia.
In this award-winning work, Dr Marshall argues that Aboriginal water rights require legal recognition as property rights, and that water access and water infrastructure are integral to successful economic enterprise in Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal peoples’ social, cultural and economic certainty rests on their right to control and manage customary water.
The book will be launched by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG at the Moot Court of the University of Technology, Sydney, at 11am on the 22nd February. Following the official launch light refreshments will be served and the author, Dr Marshall will be available to sign copies of the book.
Overturning aqua nullius (RRP $39.95) and other Aboriginal Studies Press titles will be available for purchase at the launch.
WHAT – Launch of Overturning aqua nullius - Securing Aboriginal water rights
WHERE – Moot Court, Law School, Building CB05B, University of Technology, 1 Quay Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000, Sydney
Roundtable 2016 Indigenous Knowledge: Governance Systems for Data Management and Benefit Sharing
The Indigenous Knowledge Forum and the University of Technology Sydney will host a Roundtable on Wednesday 14 December 2016 on the theme of Indigenous Knowledge: Governance Systems for Data Management and Benefit Sharing. This Roundtable will bring together scholars and experts with the objective of facilitating dialogue and discussion and information exchange on how governance systems for the protection of Indigenous knowledge and culture may be established and structured.
The Indigenous Knowledge Forum invites interested participants to submit an abstract of 300 words by 11 November 2016. Please see the Call for Papers for further information.
An exciting opportunity for an Indigenous Australian student is available at the UTS Faculty of Law. The University of Technology is offering a PhD scholarship to a student with research interests in governance frameworks for protecting and sharing Indigenous knowledge and culture.