Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge Associated with Natural Resource Management
The research project Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge associated with Natural Resource Management was funded by the Aboriginal Communities Funding Scheme of the Namoi Catchment Management Authority (now North West Local Land Services (NWLLS). The research was carried out through UTS and on behalf of the Indigenous Knowledge Forum.
The project aimed to:
identify key elements of a regime that will recognise and protect Indigenous knowledge associated with natural resource management;
facilitate Aboriginal Community engagement in the process of developing a regime;
develop a draft regime that no only accords with the aims and goals of North West New South Wales Aboriginal Communities but would be a model for implementation in other regions in New South Wales (NSW);
produce a Discussion Paper through which the draft regime could be distributed for comment;
conduct community consultations to refine the draft regime into a model that may be implemented through NSW legislation by finalising a White Paper to be delivered by the UTS Indigenous Knowledge Forum and North West Local Land Services to the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW) (OEH).
Comparative Study Report
Discussion Paper for Aboriginal Communities Consultation: 16-20 June 2014 Tamworth, Gunnedah, Walgett, Moree and Narrabri
The White Paper generated in the IKF project Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge Associated with Natural Resource Management was delivered to the NSW government on 2 October 2014 at the Second Indigenous Knowledge Forum.