Indigenous Research Projects

The Centre's research into Indigenous issues includes the work of the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance; Indigenous ecological knowledge, and improving cross-cultural engagement through training packages for NRM workers.

Integrating research and Indigenous land management This project aims to improve coordination, collaboration and engagement of Indigenous land and sea managers and owners into the TS–CRC its partners and its current and future project portfolio.

Improving cross-cultural engagement This project seeks to improve cross-cultural engagements between natural and cultural resource management (NCRM) agencies and Indigenous communities, land owners and managers by learning from experience and engaging stakeholders in an exploration of best practice.

Indigenous Ecological Knowledge The indigenous people of north Australia have developed a complex and diverse knowledge about the ecology and landscapes of the tropical savannas – however much of this knowledge is now in danger of disappearing through generational change. Not only might this knowledge be invaluable for land management, it is highly valued by indigenous communities for range of reasons. The Centre, together with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Managers Alliance, brings a whole-of-savannas approach to this project with studies in WA, the NT and Qld.