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From boardroom to kitchen table: shifting the power seat of Indigenous governance in protected area management


Lee, E and Tran, T, and 𝘵𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘬𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘢 country, From boardroom to kitchen table: shifting the power seat of Indigenous governance in protected area management, Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2016, (2) pp. 81-93. ISSN 0729-4352 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Indigenous governance in Australia is determined by connections to country and enacted through family structures. Often unrecognised and/or inappropriately treated through non-Indigenous policy structures that govern protected areas and Indigenous-owned lands, Indigenous peoples on representative boards, councils and committees find themselves in opposition to Western governance systems. This often results in perceptions of governance dysfunction and conflicts of interest, while delegitimising kinship and family structures. This paper discusses the growing questions surrounding how Indigenous governance is framed by interrogating the formal mechanisms where Indigenous and non-Indigenous governance is discussed and influenced. We reflect on critical information gaps that are required to be filled to ensure equity among actors in land and sea management.

[The authors of this paper acknowledge 'tebrakunna country' as a co-author.]

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Indigenous, governance, protected areas, family
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Curatorial and Related Studies
Research Field:Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Heritage
Objective Field:Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
UTAS Author:Lee, E (Dr Emma Lee)
ID Code:113439
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-01-01
Last Modified:2018-03-22

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