AMSA Conference Indigenous Workshop Summary

Archer, R., Talbot, L., Marshall, C., Hunter, C., Muir, B., Forester, T., Wren, L, Bedford, K., Johnson, M., Singleton, G., Singleton, B., Smith, T., Chartrand, K., Wright, J., and Hedge, P. (2023) AMSA Conference Indigenous Workshop Summary. Report. National Environmental Science Program, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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This report summarises a two-day Indigenous Workshop at the 2022 Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference. The workshop was the seventh to be supported by the National Environmental Science Program and the most significant to date in terms of Indigenous leadership and attendance. Indigenous participants from 45 language groups joined others from government, research and non-profit agencies.

Indigenous organisations expressed a clear desire to work with government and research agencies to enable effective co-development of research, and to establish a nationally coordinated approach to Indigenous-led research and monitoring.

The two-day Indigenous workshop brought together Indigenous leaders and community members from across the nation. This was a rare occasion for Indigenous Australians to come together and provide input into two important focal areas.

1. Collaborate and strategise on the research priorities, opportunities and constraints for Indigenous participation and leadership in environmental research in Australia’s marine and coastal regions. 2. Discuss the need for a National Indigenous Environmental Research Network (NIERN).

Item ID: 80155
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-922640-12-3
Keywords: Traditional Owners, Sea Country management; indigenous,
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Sensitivity Note: This work is a summary of views held by indigenous attendees of the AMSA conference to discuss how marine research and management can more effectively build co-designed research and capacity with indigenous communities at the national and local level
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2023 02:00
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 30%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4503 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management > 450307 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander marine environment science @ 70%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 40%
21 INDIGENOUS > 2104 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture > 210402 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connection to land and environment @ 60%
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