Society and Governance
ANTS has been funded by the Attorney General's Department (C'wlth) through the Native Title Anthropologist grant scheme to conduct two high level workshops examining issues of Society and Governance in native title anthropology.
The aim of these workshops is to explore how analyses of society, social organisation and authority in native title claim research might be refined and reoriented to better inform post-determination governance processes and structures, in order to advance and support sustainable Indigenous futures.
It is intended that a key outcome of these workshops will be an edited volume, made up of contributions by workshop participants and other experts in the field, to be published by the University of Adelaide Press.
The first Society and Governance workshop was held over the 6th, 7th and 8th of December 2011, in Adelaide.
|Dr Sally Babidge||University of Queensland|
|Mr Shaun Berg||Berg Lawyers|
|Dr Jayne Curnow||University of Adelaide|
|Dr Yvonne Ellinghaus||University of Adelaide|
|Dr Deane Fergie||ANTS, University of Adelaide|
|Dr Julie Finlayson||Canberra|
|Mr Stephen Hemming||Flinders University|
|Dr Emma Kowal||University of Melbourne|
|Dr Rod Lucas||University of Adelaide|
|Dr Pam McGrath||Centre for Native Title Anthropology, Australian National University|
|Dr David Martin||Anthropos|
|Prof Nic Peterson||Australian National University|
|Assoc Prof Daryle Rigney||Flinders University|
|Assoc Prof Andrew Rosser||University of Adelaide|
|Dr Diane Smith||Private consultant|
|Prof Peter Sutton||Private consultant/Adelaide University/South Australian Museum|
|Prof David Trigger||University of Queensland|
The workshop was facilitated by Justice John Sulan (SA Supreme Court). It consisted of moderated group discussions around issues of society and governance, integrated with and informed by presentations from individual participants. The presentations delivered were:
|Ray Wood||The Society of Law and Custom|
|John Morton||Society, pre- and post- claim|
|Deane Fergie||From family kindred to families of polity: a case for the analysis of everyday social organisation in native title|
|Diane Smith||A Relational Network Approach to Indigenous Governance and Social Organisation|
|Sally Babidge||Descent and its Limitations|
|Pam McGrath||The ethno-demographic imagination of Aboriginal futures and its application in strategic governance for native title societies|
|David Martin||Challenging "passive benefits": a local-group based approach to 'community development' arising from native title agreements|
|Emma Kowal||On society, descent and native title machines|
|Jayne Curnow||Assets Based Community Development|