National Native Title Conference 2013 - Alice Springs

The annual National Native Title Conference will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from 3rd-5th June 2013 and will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Central Land Council (CLC) on the traditional lands of the Central Arrernte people, the native title holders of the Alice Springs area.

 

National Native Title Conference 2013 - Shaping the Future


Welcome

The Annual National Native Title Conference 2013 will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Central Land Council (CLC) on the traditional lands of the Central Arrernte people, the native title holders of the Alice Springs area. This year the Conference will be at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th June 2013.

The Native Title Conference is an opportunity for people to come together and engage in debate, including native title holders and claimants, traditional owners, native title representative bodies and service agencies, the Federal Court, National Native Title Tribunal, Commonwealth and State government agencies, academics, consultants and industry representatives.

The Native Title Conference prides itself on ensuring that Indigenous people are strongly represented in the Conference program. The Conference program consists of one day of closed workshops for Indigenous people and their native title representative bodies and service providers followed by two days of a public program which may include Indigenous Talking Circles, Women’s Forums, Workshops, Panel Discussions as well as the delivery of Conference papers.

The conference engages with native title as an active agenda for justice for people and country - both before and after the outcome of native title determination, and within the broader compass of traditional ownership.

Title and Themes

This year's conference " Shaping the Future" is reflected in the following themes:

  • The Native Title Act 20 years on, where to from here?

- Native title and social justice

- Native title rights and recognition in an international context

- Emerging issues in native title

  • Indigenous Governance

- Getting the right cultural fit

- Taking the long-term view, strategic planning

- Building capacity

  • The Indigenous Estate and Development Options

- Planning and investment priorities

- Natural resource management

- Culture and Country

  • Building a Future

- Economic and community development

- Keeping culture strong

- Education and jobs

Relevant topics within these themes include: TBA

Conference presentations will be in five formats: keynotes and plenary speeches, debate forums (a new format), technical workshops, topical workshops and Indigenous talking circles.

Registration

Registrations will be open in early 2013.

Who is the conference for?

  • Native title claimants and holders
  • Indigenous holders and managers of land
  • Staff and council of the Native Title Representative Bodies
  • Legal counsel
  • Anthropologists and other native title practitioners
  • Government employees involved in native title
  • Politicians
  • Judges
  • Academics
  • Those interested in native title

Call for Papers

Call for papers are now open. Please click here to download our call for papers application.

Please note our call for papers close on Monday the 4th of March 2013.

Sponsorship

AIATSIS is now seeking sponsors for the 2013 Annual National Native Title Conference.

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference please click here to download our Sponsorship Kit.

You can also download our Sponsors report from the 2012 National Native Title Conference here.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about the National Native Title Conference, please contact the Conference Team.

Conference Manager - Jennifer Jones

Telephone: 02 6261 4250 / Email: Jennifer.Jones@aiatsis.gov.au

Conference Assistant - Shiane Lovell

Telephone: 02 6246 1108 / Email: Shiane.Lovell@aiatsis.gov.au

Webpage: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/ntru/ntc13.html