Speakers

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Presenter/s Presentation Date
Jack Ah Kit A tribute to Galarrwuy Yunupingu 2 Jun 2016 John Leonard “Jack” Ah Kit was born on 22 July 1950 in Alice Springs. He was the fifth child in a family of 13 and moved with his parents to Darwin in 1954.
Richie Ah Mat Justice denied: winning the battle but losing the war. The battle for economic independence and self-determination by the Wik and Wik Way people 1 Jun 2016 Richie is a Yupungathi man from Western Cape York, his fathers’ traditional country. He was born and raised on Thursday Island.
Keri Akiba Saibai Mekem gardening project: developing long term sustainability and wellbeing of Saibai community 3 Jun 2016 Keri Akiba is the deputy Chairperson of Mura Buway PBC. 
Prof Gerald Taiaiake Alfred Land Claims, Reconciliation, and the Resurgence of Indigenous Nationhood 2 Jun 2016 Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is Professor of Indigenous Governance and Director of the IGov program at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Prof Gerald Taiaiake Alfred Everyday acts of resurgence 3 Jun 2016 Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is Professor of Indigenous Governance and Director of the IGov program at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Craig Allen Title fights, succession planning and capacity building 1 Jun 2016 Craig is a Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka man. With a background in Psychology Craig has worked extensively throughout the country supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, their families and communities.
Craig Allen I’ve not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that didn't work: supporting community build self-sufficient longevity 2 Jun 2016 Craig is a Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka man. With a background in Psychology Craig has worked extensively throughout the country supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, their families and communities.
Michael Anderson Understanding cultural flows: a coordinated research effort in pursuit of Aboriginal water rights 3 Jun 2016 Ghillar Michael Anderson is a Euahlayi Elder, farmer and Aboriginal land rights activist from northern New South Wales.
Kirsty Anderson-Bonavia ‘We have to protect this place’: returning to Nyimili to record and transfer cultural knowledge 2 Jun 2016 Kirsty Anderson-Bonavia is a Heritage Consultant (archaeologist) with Terra Rose Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in archaeology from the University of Western Australia.
Melissa Andrews We want to learn more about our Country and culture and how to look after it 3 Jun 2016 Melissa Andrews is a 20 year old Ngandi young lady. She graduated from NTOEC year 12 through Ngukurr School in 2014 and started a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Flinders University in 2015.
Alexandra Andriolo Developing guidelines for managing information in native title 1 Jun 2016 Alexandra Andriolo Alexandra Andriolo (nee Muir) joined AIATSIS in 2012 and is the Native Title Research and Access Officer. Alexandra has a BA (International Relations) (Hons Applied Linguistics) and has worked in the Indigenous research sector for 5 years.
Kenny Bedford Indigenous fishing issues 2 Jun 2016 Kenny Bedford is a Traditional Owner from Erub, in the North East corner of the Torres Strait Islands.  Since 2008, he has served as the Member for Erub on the Board of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA).  Over two consecutive t
Dr Michael Bennett Digital tracking: preserving culture in the internet era 1 Jun 2016 Dr Michael Bennett is a Senior Historian with NTSCORP where he was worked since 2002.  He has completed historical connection reports for numerous native title applications in NSW.  His other research interests include the history of Abo
Wayne Bergmann Native title and long term, secure and tradeable land tenure 1 Jun 2016 wayne bergmann Wayne Bergmann is the CEO of KRED Enterprises Aboriginal Economic Development Foundation, an initiative of the Kimberley Aboriginal Elders. Wayne grew up in Derby and is of Nyikina and Nyul Nyul ancestry.
Anthony Beven Independent directors: skill meets need 2 Jun 2016 Before his appointment as Registrar on 1 October 2007, Anthony Bevan served two years as the South Australian Regional Commissioner and six years as the Northern Territory Regional Commissioner and six years as the Northern Territory Reg
Frida Blom ‘We have to protect this place’: returning to Nyimili to record and transfer cultural knowledge 2 Jun 2016 Frida Blom is an anthropologist who practices in Western Australia. She holds a Master of Science in Social Anthropology from Lund University (Sweden).
Neil Brydges Native title agreements: Income tax and GST scenarios 3 Jun 2016 Neil Brydges practises in Arnold Bloch Leibler’s taxation group. He has particular expertise in corporate and international taxation, including the taxation of financial instruments, trusts, and foreign currency transactions, and GST.
Dr Belinda Burbidge Native title work: tracking community time and labour 1 Jun 2016 Belinda Burbidge Belinda Burbidge joined AIATSIS in 2015 as a Research Fellow in the Native Title Research Unit. Belinda holds a PhD in anthropology from The University of Sydney and a Master and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.
Samuel Bush-Blanasi Indigenous rights and nation building 40 years on: the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 2 Jun 2016 Samuel Bush-Blanasi is a Mayili man and resident of the Wugularr (Beswick) community in the Katherine region. He was educated in his own community before completing his studies at Kormilda College in Darwin.
Samuel Bush-Blanasi Land Rights the current situation 2 Jun 2016 Samuel Bush-Blanasi is a Mayili man and resident of the Wugularr (Beswick) community in the Katherine region. He was educated in his own community before completing his studies at Kormilda College in Darwin.
Rick Callaghan Independent directors: skill meets need 2 Jun 2016 Rick Callaghan is a Potaruwutj man from South Australia. He has worked with KPMG for five years and has operated his own consultancy business for 15 years.
Robert 'Bo' Carne Indigenous fishing issues 2 Jun 2016 Robert ‘Bo’ Carne, Djabirr Djabirr man from Dampier Peninsular WA, raised and educated on Larrakia country in Darwin.
Neil Carter Ancestors teaching us anew 2 Jun 2016 Neil Carter is the Repatriation Officer for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC). He is responsible for the repatriation of Ancestral Remains and Secret/Sacred objects.
Dr Dawn Casey Dangerous ideas 3 Jun 2016 Dr Dawn Casey is a descendant of the Tagalaka clan group around Croydon, North Queensland.
Danny Chapman Walbunja Fishing Rights 3 Jun 2016 Danny Chapman is a Senior Walbunja man. He is currently the South Coast Regional Councillor for NSWALC. He is the Chairperson of the NSW Aboriginal Fishing Advisory Committee who advises the Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Michael Chiodo Economic development for remote communities 2 Jun 2016 Michael Chiodo has been the Chief Executive of the Northern Territory Department of Local Government and Community Services since May 2014. The role includes oversighting the Northern Territory’s Office of Aboriginal Affairs.
Jeremy Clark Native title work: tracking community time and labour 1 Jun 2016 Jeremy Clark is a Tjap/Peek Wurrung Traditional Owner from South West Victoria with over 20 years’ experience in Aboriginal Affairs; specialising in cultural heritage, native title and land management.
Julie Clyn Principles practiced in transcending from agreements to practicing rights and interests on country 2 Jun 2016 Julie Clyne is a traditional owner of the Watarrka National Park.
Priscilla Collins Independent directors: skill meets need 2 Jun 2016 Priscilla Collins is Eastern Arrernte from Central Australia and mother of six children.  
Marlon Cooke ‘We have to protect this place’: returning to Nyimili to record and transfer cultural knowledge 2 Jun 2016 Marlon Cooke is a Yinhawangka lawman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Marlon is dedicated to his culture and wants to pursue a career working for his people.
Prof Jeff Corntassel Everyday acts of resurgence 3 Jun 2016 Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1998.
Bridgid Cowling Native title agreements: Income tax and GST scenarios 3 Jun 2016 Bridgid Cowling is a lawyer in Arnold Bloch Leibler's public interest law and native title practices.
Dr Charlotte Craw Bush Tucker Sovereignty? The ethics of recognition in the native food industry 2 Jun 2016 Dr Charlotte Craw is a pakeha New Zealander. She is a Curator at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and a Research Associate of the Monash Indigenous Centre.
Ian Crombie Commercial opportunities from Native Title: The Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara peoples’ journey to economic benefit 1 Jun 2016 Ian is a Antikirinya/Yankuntjara man, traditional name Minyungu.  He has lived most of his life in the Coober Pedy region which is his family’s traditional country. He has worked as a Police Aide and as a trained nurse.
Jim Cyngler Native title: community engagement, empowerment and self-determination 2 Jun 2016 Jim Cyngler OAM is an experienced mediator and Principal Instructor under the National Mediation Standards, mediating across a wide range of disputes including community, anti-discrimination, workplace relations and native title.
Cherry Wulumirr Daniels We want to learn more about our Country and culture and how to look after it 3 Jun 2016 Cherry Wulumirr Daniels is a renowned Top End Ranger and Cultural Leader. She is a role model for many women rangers across Australia.
Ernest Junior Daniels We want to learn more about our Country and culture and how to look after it 3 Jun 2016 Ernest Junior Daniels is an 18 year old Mambali young man. He is a member of the Ngukurr Yangbala Group.
Mr Lui Ned David Ancestors teaching us anew 2 Jun 2016 Ned David of Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council Torres Strait Islander Corporation has undertaken significant leadership roles in Torres Strait Islander education, Native Title, repatriation and cultural matters over the past
Jim Davis Native title: community engagement, empowerment and self-determination 2 Jun 2016 Jim Davis is the Manager of the PBC Support Unit at the Cape York Land Council.  Jim works daily with Traditional Owners on assisting directors and members of PBC’s with meeting the complex requirements of compliant Prescribed Bodies Corporat
Prof Megan Davis Substantial Constitutional Reform and Indigenous Rights 3 Jun 2016 Professor Megan Davis Dr Megan Davis is a Professor of Law and an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a member of the NSW Sentencing Council.
Dinawan Djirribang Renaming places: Yindyamarra-gu Wiradyuri 2 Jun 2016 Dinawan Djirribang (Bill Allen) – Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders  
Prof Michael Dodson AM A tribute to Galarrwuy Yunupingu 2 Jun 2016 Professor Mick Dodson photo Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM (Chairperson) is a member of the Yawuru peoples the traditional Aboriginal owners of land and waters in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Peter Donohoe Principles practiced in transcending from agreements to practicing rights and interests on country 2 Jun 2016 Peter Donohoe is the manager of the Land Management Section at the Central Land Council. Peter has worked on a broad range of land management and policy matters at the Land Council over 14 years.
Jeremy Dore Moving from emissions reductions to sequestration for savanna burning: trick or treat? 2 Jun 2016 Jeremy Dore Photo Jeremy has spent a decade honing skills to become an expert at carbon farming land and legal issues.
Dr Emilie Ens We want to learn more about our Country and culture and how to look after it 3 Jun 2016 Emilie Ens has worked with Cherry Daniels and the Yugul Mangi rangers on a range of “caring for Country “projects since 2008.
Leanne Evans Land tenure and development in the Territory 2 Jun 2016 Leanne Evans, Director, Land Tenure, Northern Territory Department of Local Government and Community Services.
Les Fallick Investing for a better future 3 Jun 2016 Les Fallick has more than 30 years' experience as an adviser, capital arranger and non-executive director. Les is a former senior executive of T Rowe Price, a global equities manager, and Gresham Investments.
Gibson Farmer Illortaminni Land Rights the current situation 2 Jun 2016  
Darren Forster Aboriginal rights to water: WA reform and opportunity 3 Jun 2016 Darren Forster is the Land and Sea Management Officer at the Goldfields Land and Sea Council (‘GLSC’).
Brendan Fox Ngurrara 2 way learning project 1 Jun 2016
Angus Frith Free, prior and informed consent and native title 2 Jun 2016 Dr Angus Frith has practised in native title law for more than 20 years.  He has been a barrister since 1999, practising mostly on behalf of native title groups in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and NSW.
Eddie Fry Unlocking the potential of the Indigenous estate 1 Jun 2016 Eddie Fry Photo Mr Edward (Eddie) Fry has extensive experience within the Australian resource sector and is a specialist in Indigenous and Native Title issues.
Melissa George Mabo Lecture 2016 3 Jun 2016 Melissa George is the Chief Executive Officer at North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance Ltd.
Kate George Investing for a better future 3 Jun 2016 Kate George is a Putijurra woman and was born at the 494 mile peg of the Rabbit Proof Fence approximately 1100 kms north-east of Perth. Kate has been involved in Aboriginal affairs in the state, national and international arena for over 40 years.
Melissa George Developing a National Indigenous Land & Sea Managers Network 3 Jun 2016 Melissa George is the Chief Executive Officer at North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance Ltd.
Mick Gooda Indigenous Property Rights and Economic Development 1 Jun 2016 Mick Gooda is a descendent of the Gangulu people of central Queensland and is the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. He is now in his 6th year in this position having commenced in February 2010.
Mick Gooda Dangerous ideas 3 Jun 2016 Mick Gooda is a descendent of the Gangulu people of central Queensland and is the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. He is now in his 6th year in this position having commenced in February 2010.
Scott Gorringe Applicant’s viewpoint: Tracing Native Title governance - Conception to determining Traditional Owner futures 1 Jun 2016 Scott Gorringe Scott Gorringe is a Mithaka man from Western Queensland. Scott’s approach is founded on the belief, that all groups of people bring a collective knowledge and strong value based ethics to address any complex challenge.
Mary Graham Women are the womb of the nation. We have equal rights to run the country! 1 Jun 2016 Mary Graham grew up in South-East Queensland, and is  Kombu-merri through her father and Wakka Wakka through her mother.  With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mary has worked across several government agencies, community organisati
Patrick Graham Queensland v. Congoo: what now for the law on extinguishment? 2 Jun 2016 Patrick Graham joined the University of New England as a lecture in law in January 2016. He obtained his legal education in the UK: at the London School of Economics (LL.B. and LL.M.) and Queen Mary, University of London (Ph.D.).
Charles Gregory Pre-determination ILUAs and the possibility of implosion 3 Jun 2016 Charles is a Barrister on Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers in Sydney.  He was called to the Bar in 2014.  Charles worked previously as a solicitor in private practice, at a native title representative body, and at an Aboriginal land council
Alan Griffiths Native title and compensation: lessons learned in Timber Creek 1 Jun 2016 Alan Griffiths is a joint Applicant in the Timber Creek Compensation Case and a senior native title holder for Timber Creek.  He is also a respected artist, law man and leader in his community.
Hema Hariharan Making agreements work 1 Jun 2016 Hema Hariharan, NTSCORP (Native Title Year in Review, Wednesday 4 June 2014) Hema Hariharan was appointed Manager Strategic Development in February 2011, having returned to NTSCORP to manage the newly formed Strategic Development Unit.
Chris Harriss Car parks over cultural heritage: the Djiru story 2 Jun 2016 Chris Harriss is a lawyer at North Queensland Land Council and has worked with Indigenous communities from Central Queensland north to the tip of Cape York and west to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Christine Hart Car parks over cultural heritage: the Djiru story 2 Jun 2016 Christine Hart is a traditional owner of the Djiru people from the Mission Beach area of North Queensland and also a director of Djiru Warrangburra Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.
John Hender Commercial opportunities from Native Title: The Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara peoples’ journey to economic benefit 1 Jun 2016 John has extensive experience working with Aboriginal Trusts and communities across Australia. He is passionate about building the financial knowledge and capacity of Aboriginal communities.
Tessa Herrmann Traditional, instinctive, elementary: the model litigant standard in native title 1 Jun 2016 Tessa Herrmann is a Senior Lawyer and the Manager of the Legal Services Unit at Central Desert Native Title Services Limited.
Amanda Hogbin Olkola’s journey to independence 2 Jun 2016 Amanda Hogbin is the founding CEO of the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation, in her sixth year working with the Olkola people, she has strived to bring their aspirations to fruition support their rights and develop opportunities in all aspects of Corpo
Kirsty Howey The Northern Land Council and the courts: a legal history 2 Jun 2016 Kirsty Howey has worked as legal advisor at the Northern Land Council for the past decade.  She has worked on a range of land council matters during that period, including acting as instructing solicitor in a number of native title and land c
Jenny Humphris Pormpuraaw ILUA 3 Jun 2016 Jenny Humphris is a Partner of MacDonnells Law, with offices in Townsville, Cairns and Brisbane. Jenny heads up the Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage practice.
Hmalan Hunter-Xenie Creating a national caring for country archive 3 Jun 2016 Hmalan Hunter-Xenie is of Tiwi/Iwaidja and Kaytej/Warlpiri descent (Northern Territory, Australia) and Drehu descent (Lifou Island, New Caledonia).
Barry (Jack) Johncock The Far West Coast Experience 1 Jun 2016 Barry (Jack ) Johncock comes from a community and sporting based background, and has been involved in community governance in Port Lincoln for many years.
Lorraine Jones Native title and compensation: lessons learned in Timber Creek 1 Jun 2016 Lorraine Jones is a joint Applicant in the Timber Creek Compensation Case.  She is a native title holder for Timber Creek and as a respected community member sits on a number of local boards.
Paul Kabai Saibai Mekem gardening project: developing long term sustainability and wellbeing of Saibai community 3 Jun 2016 Paul Kabai is the Chairperson of Mura Buway PBC. 
Glen Kelly Brian Wyatt Memorial Lecture 1 Jun 2016 Glen Kelly has been CEO of the National Native Title Council and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.
Francis Jupurrurla Kelly Land Rights the current situation 2 Jun 2016 Francis Jupurrurla Kelly is a Warlpiri man who was born on Mt Doreen Station near Yuendumu. He has been a health worker, mechanic, machine operator, council supervisor and community advisor.
Tom Kimber ‘We have to protect this place’: returning to Nyimili to record and transfer cultural knowledge 2 Jun 2016 Tom Kimber is a Cultural Heritage Advisor and GIS Officer with Ecology & Heritage Partners. Tom has 7 years of experience as an archaeologist in Australia, the UK and South America.
Cheryl Kitchner Women are the womb of the nation. We have equal rights to run the country! 1 Jun 2016 Cheryl Kitchner is a Kettyura woman of the Anaiwan Nation on the New England Tablelands in New South Wales.
Jonathan Kneebone Native title benefits in future act agreements: options for payments in and payments out in a post-boom world 1 Jun 2016 Jonathan Kneebone is a lawyer who has worked in native title and land rights for over a decade.
Amelia Kunoth-Monks Women are the womb of the nation. We have equal rights to run the country! 1 Jun 2016 Amelia Kunoth-Monks was born and raised on Mparntwe land Alice Springs.
Prof Marcia Langton Building a sustainable economy by deployed Aboriginal assets for long term wealth creation 2 Jun 2016 Marcia Langton Professor Marcia Langton is the Foundation Chair of Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.
April Lawrie The Far West Coast Experience 1 Jun 2016 April Lawrie is a Director at the South Australian Native Title Services Ltd.
Melany Laycock Developing guidelines for managing information in native title 1 Jun 2016 Melany Laycock has been working in the public sector for 25 years.
Stacey Little Making agreements work 1 Jun 2016 Stacey Little Stacey Little joined AIATSIS in 2015 as the Senior Research Officer (Legal). Stacey holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, and has worked in native title law since 2014.
Harold Ludwick Canberra to Cape Bedford: using historical photo archives for better land management 3 Jun 2016 Harold Ludwick is a Bulgun Warra man whose traditional land lies west of Cooktown. Harold identifies with the “Black Cockatoo” group from inland areas.
Stan Lui Indigenous fishing issues 2 Jun 2016 Stan Lui is a Torres Strait Islander from Erub (Darnley Island) which is located in the top eastern Torres Strait. Stand is a graduate of James Cook University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology and Aquaculture.
Ewan Maidment Creating a national caring for country archive 3 Jun 2016 Ewan Maidment is a professional archivist.
Kirstin Malyon Pormpuraaw ILUA 3 Jun 2016 Kirstin Malyon is the Deputy Principal Legal Officer of Cape York Land Council.
Lorrae McArthur What lies beyond that high water mark 2 Jun 2016 Lorrae McArthur is currently working at the Northern Land Council as the Sea Country Policy Officer.
Tony McAvoy SC Walbunja Fishing Rights 3 Jun 2016 Tony McAvoy was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW in January 2000 and appointed as Senior Counsel in September 2015. He has a strong native title practice having appeared for the claimants in numerous successful land claims.
Erica McCreedy Embedding traditional knowledge in nationally accredited qualifications 2 Jun 2016 Erica McCreedy is a Senior Project Coordinator with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) overseeing NAILSMA’s work in education.
Dr Pamela McGrath Supporting best practice in native title research into the future 1 Jun 2016 Dr Pamela McGrath is a Research Direct at the National Native Title Tribunal and President of the Australian Anthropological Society. Pamela has been involved with native title research and policy analysis for over fifteen years.
Laurelea McGregor Free, prior and informed consent and native title 2 Jun 2016 Laurelea has been working as a lawyer in the native title sector for almost 10 years. She previously working for the Kimberly Land Council and joined NTSCORP in 2015.
Ray McInnes Sustainable development through asset leasing 1 Jun 2016 Ray McInnes’ role in IBA is to manage the Leasing Solutions Section, and includes the acquisition, management and divestment of vehicles, trucks, buses, machinery and plant and equipment.
James McNamera Ugar traditional boundaries project 2 Jun 2016 James McNamara was appointed a member of the National Native Title Tribunal in 2014.He has over 20 years professional experience in native title, State land rights, cultural heritage, land administration and land managemen
Peter Miller The Far West Coast Experience 1 Jun 2016 Peter Miller comes from a community development, health and education background. He is Chairperson of the Corporation and also serves on the FWCI Board. He is across corporation issues from governance to finance in his role as Chairperson.
Bing (Glen) Morris Back to country 2 Jun 2016 Bing (Glen) Morris holds great knowledge in his own cultural capacity, that of his own tribal connections and knowledge of other tribes within NSW.
Joe Morrison Indigenous rights and nation building 40 years on: the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 2 Jun 2016 Joe Morrison is the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Land Council. He was born and raised in Katherine and has Dagoman and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Justice Debra Mortimer A judicial perspective on native title 2 Jun 2016 Justice Debra Mortimer was appointed to the Federal Court in July 2013, based in Melbourne. Prior to her appointment, she was a member of the Victorian Bar and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.
Bob Mumbler Back to country 2 Jun 2016 Bob Mumbler is an Elder of the Dunghutti Tribe, he holds vast knowledge of pre-colonial history as passed onto him by his Elders before him.
Peter Murray Ngurrara 2 way learning project 1 Jun 2016 Peter Murray is a Ngurrara Traditional Owner from the Great Sandy Desert and he brings to the role a wealth of experience, from enterprise development, to a deep understanding of the importance of cultural and heritage protection.
Manuel Nomoa Keeping Culture Alive: the Badu plant and animal traditional knowledge project 3 Jun 2016 Manuel Noma has lived on Badu Island all of his life and has been an active member of the board for the last three years.
Gordon Noonan Sustainable development through asset leasing 1 Jun 2016 Gordon Noonan is the current Chairperson of Manungurra Aboriginal Corporation and Manungurra development Corporation.
Dr Heidi Norman Towards an understanding of a land-based Aboriginal economy in NSW: Is the Aboriginal Land Rights Act a better option than Native Title? 2 Jun 2016 Dr Heidi Norman is a Senior Lecturer in the Communications Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Michael O'Donnell Native title and compensation: lessons learned in Timber Creek 1 Jun 2016 Michael O’Donnell is the Principal Legal Officer at the Northern Land Council.
Michael O'Donnell The Northern Territory Land Rights Act: local decision making, the role of land councils and recent developments in township leasing 1 Jun 2016 Michael O’Donnell is the Principal Legal Officer at the Northern Land Council.
Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker Ancestors teaching us anew 2 Jun 2016 Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker is a Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He was born in Darwin and of Alyawarre decent from the Barkly tablelands in the Northern Territory.
Janet Osborne Developing guidelines for managing information in native title 1 Jun 2016 Janet Osborne graduated from UWA in 2007, and has worked as a staff anthropologist in NTRBs for the past 9 years.
Matthew Osborne Indigenous fishing issues 2 Jun 2016 Matt Osborne is an Aboriginal man from the Narungga and Kaurna nations. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Marine Biology and is the Indigenous Business Development Manager at the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries.
Alison Page Dangerous ideas 3 Jun 2016 Alison Page is a member of the Wadi Wadi and Walbanga peoples of New South Wales. She is a former executive officer of the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and creative director of the National Aboriginal Design Agency. 
Michael Pagsanjan Pressure points and leverage in negotiating a just native title settlement 2 Jun 2016 Michael Pagsanjan is the director and managing solicitor at MPS Law.
Michael Pagsanjan Pressure points and leverage in negotiating a just native title settlement 2 Jun 2016 Michael Pagsanjan is the director and managing solicitor at MPS Law.
Bruce Pascoe Dangerous ideas 3 Jun 2016 Bruce Pascoe is an independent writer who has written 29 books of fiction and non-fiction. He won the Prime Minister’s Award for YA literature in 2013, the Radio National Short Story Award in 1999 and the FAW Literature Award in 2000.
Bruce Pascoe Aboriginal agriculture 3 Jun 2016 Bruce Pascoe is an independent writer who has written 29 books of fiction and non-fiction. He won the Prime Minister’s Award for YA literature in 2013, the Radio National Short Story Award in 1999 and the FAW Literature Award in 2000.
Graham Patterson Independent directors: skill meets need 2 Jun 2016 Graham Patterson retired from Westpac in 2013 after a 43 year career.
Rachel Perkins Substantial Constitutional Reform and Indigenous Rights 3 Jun 2016 Director, Blackfella Films P/L, Sydney, NSW (Photo by Leon Mead) Rachel Perkins’ is a member of the Arrernte nation whose lands surround Alice Springs and the Kalkadoon people from the MT Isa region.
Darren Perry Understanding cultural flows: a coordinated research effort in pursuit of Aboriginal water rights 3 Jun 2016 Darren Perry is a Traditional Owner from north-west Victoria. He has affiliations with the Ngintait, Ngarkey, Jardwajali and Gunditjamara Peoples of western Victoria and eastern South Australia.
Zoe Ramsay Native title and long term, secure and tradeable land tenure 1 Jun 2016 Zoe Ramsey Photo Zoe Ramsay has over 17 years pre and post-admission experience in commercial negotiation and litigation. Zoe was the Kimberley Land Council’s senior commercial lawyer in negotiations for the proposed LNG Hub at James Price Point.
Stanley Djalarra Rankin Embedding traditional knowledge in nationally accredited qualifications 2 Jun 2016 Erica McCreedy is a Senior Project Coordinator with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) overseeing NAILSMA’s work in education.
Kathryn Ridge Walbunja Fishing Rights 3 Jun 2016 Kathryn is an environmental lawyer and advocate for natural resource and cultural policy improvement. She has had the privilege of working for the Quandamooka People for the past 6 years.
Keith Rory What lies beyond that high water mark 2 Jun 2016 Keith Rory and a Traditional Owner of Garawa Mugularrangu (Robinson River) country in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Keith is a Regional Council
Michael Ross Olkola’s journey to independence 2 Jun 2016 Michael Ross is an Olkola man who has been at the vanguard of land rights for the people of Cape York for the last 3 decades.
Karrell Ross Olkola’s journey to independence 2 Jun 2016 Karrell Ross is an Olkola woman, she worked for 12 years as a Senior Case Manager for the National Native Title Tribunal.
David Ross History of Land rights in the Northern Territory 2 Jun 2016 David Ross was born in Alice Springs and is of Arrernte/Kayteye descent. Mr Ross joined the Central Land Council in 1979 and undertook an Associate Diploma in Business Management at the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1986-87.
Gary Rush Renaming places: Yindyamarra-gu Wiradyuri 2 Jun 2016 The Hon. Gary Rush was first elected as a Councillor in September 2012 and Mayor in September 2013.
Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith The economic benefits of being on country and future enterprise opportunities 2 Jun 2016 Professor Jeremy Russell-Smith coordinates the research programme of the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
Dr Kamaljit Sangha The economic benefits of being on country and future enterprise opportunities 2 Jun 2016 Dr. Kamaljit K. Sangha is an ecological economist working at the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0810.
David Saylor Has anyone seen the Model Litigant? 2 Jun 2016 David Saylor is a sole practitioner working out of Townsville.  He has previously worked with four NTRBs and is currently assisting Waanyi Advancement Limited and Waanyi Special Purpose Company with there legal matters.
Joann Schmider Women are the womb of the nation. We have equal rights to run the country! 1 Jun 2016 Girringun Aboriginal Corporation's Board is working with ComUnity ACETs, one of whom is Joann Schmider, a Mamu person.
Peter Seidel Native title agreements: Income tax and GST scenarios 3 Jun 2016 Peter Seidel is the partner responsible for co-ordinating Arnold Bloch Leibler’s public interest law contributions and is head of the firm’s native title practice.
John Sheldon Investing for a better future 3 Jun 2016 John Sheldon has over 20 years' experience working in Indigenous affairs.
Joylene Simpson Renaming places: Yindyamarra-gu Wiradyuri 2 Jun 2016 Joylene Simpson – Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders. Born is Cowra, currently living in Bathurst.
Graeme Smith Sustainable development through asset leasing 1 Jun 2016 Graeme Smith graduated from the University of South Australia with a Diploma of Arts.
Ailie Smith Ancestors teaching us anew 2 Jun 2016 Ailie Smith is a Senior Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre and has worked at the Centre since it was established in 2007.
Robert Sowerby Native title benefits in future act agreements: what is the best model? 3 Jun 2016 Robert Sowerby is a consultant at Alligator Energy Australia.
Brooke St James Knowledge Partnerships 1 Jun 2016 Brooke St James’ background is in Aboriginal cultural heritage management, community development and engagement.
Sereako Stephen Ugar traditional boundaries project 2 Jun 2016 Sereako Stephen is the Chairperson for Ugar Gedkem le. He is also a Director of Malu Lamar (TSI) Corporation RNTBC which is the PBC for the Torres Strait sea claim determination.
Wally Stewart Indigenous fishing issues 2 Jun 2016 Wally Stewart is a YUIN man from the far south coast of NSW and has worked in various government departments in the past 20 years. He was the first and only Aboriginal Senior Field Supervisor For NSW National Parks.
Dr Lisa Strelein Everyday acts of resurgence 3 Jun 2016 Photo of Dr Lisa Strelein Lisa’s research and publications have focused on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and the role of the courts in defining Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Major Summer Ancestors teaching us anew 2 Jun 2016 Major Summer is a senior Ngarrindjeri man with extension expertise in community development and cultural knowledge.
Debbie Symonds Olkola’s journey to independence 2 Jun 2016 Debbie Symonds is an Olkola woman, has over 10 years’ experience in remote Indigenous service with various organisations, including government and not for profit.  Currently she is the Operations Manager for the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation.
Nick Testro Native title benefits in future act agreements: options for payments in and payments out in a post-boom world 1 Jun 2016 Nick Testro Photo Nick Testro is a Senior Associate in the Projects and Real Estate Group of King & Wood Mallesons, based in Brisbane.
Nick Testro Native title benefits in future act agreements: what is the best model? 3 Jun 2016 Nick Testro Photo Nick Testro is a Senior Associate in the Projects and Real Estate Group of King & Wood Mallesons, based in Brisbane.
Alick Tipoti Keeping Culture Alive: the Badu plant and animal traditional knowledge project 3 Jun 2016 Alick Tipoti has been a director on the board for the last three terms and would like to continue in this role if re-elected.
Roy Tommy ‘We have to protect this place’: returning to Nyimili to record and transfer cultural knowledge 2 Jun 2016 Roy Tommy is a Yinhawangka man. Pitithangu, meaning dry leaf, is his Yinhawangka name which was given to him in traditional song by his grandmother.
Dr Tran Tran Making agreements work 1 Jun 2016 Dr Tran Tran Tran Tran is a research fellow based in the Indigenous Culture and Heritage team at AIATSIS. Her research focus is the transition from native title recognition to the realisation of community benefit. 
Janelle Trotman Principles practiced in transcending from agreements to practicing rights and interests on country 2 Jun 2016 Janelle Trotman is a Senior Community Development Officer with the Central Land Council's Community Development Unit. Janelle has a background in international development, financial management and governance strengthening.
Rajiv Viswanathan Investing for a better future 3 Jun 2016 Rajiv Viswanathan Photo Rajiv Viswanathan joined IBA in February 2012 from the Macquarie Group, where he held various senior roles in business development and risk management, most recently in New York.
Herbert Warusam Saibai Mekem gardening project: developing long term sustainability and wellbeing of Saibai community 3 Jun 2016 Herbert Warusam Herbert is a traditional owner from Saibai and also serves as a director of the Saibai Mura Buway Registered Native Title Body Corporate.
Sam Watson Substantial Constitutional Reform and Indigenous Rights 3 Jun 2016 Sam Watson is of the Munnenjarl and Biri Gubba tribal nations and he has blood ties to the Jagara, Kalkadoon and Noonuccal peoples.
Raelene Webb QC On country, online: using technology to support management of native title by native title holders 3 Jun 2016 Raelene Webb QC was appointed President of the National Native Title Tribunal in Australia in 2013 after a distinguished career as a barrister.
Geoffrey Winters Freehold: is it all it’s cracked up to be? 2 Jun 2016 Geoffrey Winters is a Kamilaroi man from Walgett who was raised, educated and currently lives in Sydney.  He is a graduate lawyer with Chalk + Fitzgerald Lawyers, working primarily in the areas of land rights under the Aboriginal Land Rights
Tony Wurramarrba Land Rights the current situation 2 Jun 2016 Tony Wurramarrba is a Warnindilyakwa man from Groote Eylandt. He is the Chairman of the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC). Tony successfully negotiated a comprehensive mining agreement with BHPBilliton on behalf of the traditional owners.
Bernie Yates Independent directors: skill meets need 2 Jun 2016 Bernie Yates retired from the APS in 2010 having worked in policy and program delivery roles in organisations covering Treasury, Employment and Workplace Relations, and Indigenous Affairs.
Last reviewed: 25 May 2016