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Wet Tropics Rainforest Aboriginal Peoples’ Governance Context and Projects Jim Turnour, The Cairns Institute, JCU working in partnership with the Rainforest Aboriginal Peoples’ Alliance
Rainforest Aboriginal peoples 8 language groups 20 tribal groups north 2 central 9 south9 ~ 120 RAP clans, ~ 600 family groups ~80 RAP legal entities including > 18 Prescribed Body Corporates, 3 Cultural Heritage Bodies, >18 Land Trusts ~ 20,000 Rainforest Aboriginal persons Sub-regional RAP bodies eg Girringun 2 Land Councils – NQLC and CYLC > 25 years of a regional RAP body
South of Cooktown, Kalkajaka (Yalanji, Black Mountain) incl Mowbray River 2 RNTBCs 2 Tribal Groups, both with NT Determinations Largest (1/3 rd ) WT Protected Area ILUA 6 LGA ILUAs with 3 Councils IPA almost whole area 230 sq km + 10 rangers Central – Wangetti to Kurramine Beach incl Tablelands Chooreechillum (Ngadjon language, Mt Bartle Frere) 11 RNTBCs, sub regional group CentralWTICCAC 8 tribal groups, 12 political entities - 8 with NT Determinations 6 of the 11 WT Protected Area ILUAs 27 of the 37 WT ILUAS, with 5 LGAs IPA towards Yarrabah, 8 sq km + 4 rangers IPA potential 300 sq km Mission Beach to Paluma Mt Spec Munan Gumburu (Nwaigi language) 5 RNTBCs, sub regional group Girringun 10 Tribal Groups, 5 with NT Determinations 4 of the 11 WT Protected Area ILUAs 5 LGA ILUAs with 3 Councils IPA almost whole area + 13 rangers Managing country and culture Wet Tropics Bioregion – Statutory and non-statutory agreements
20 Tribal Groups, all but 5 Determinations, 3 IPAs for half the groups 80 CNRM legal entities incl >18 RNTBC/PBCs + 15 land trusts and other land management bodies 9 Local Governments 11 State Agencies 8 Commonwealth Agencies Researchers NGOs Wider communit y The Public
Projects Indigenous Economic Development and Sustainable Livelihoods for Northern Australia – Jim Turnour PhD as part of Northern Futures CRN Which Way Australia’s Rainforest Bama Culture – Indigenous Heritage Fund Project funded by the Australian Government
Theoretical Frameworks Post Colonial Theory Neoliberalism as policy framework, ideology and governmentality Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and Framework Methodology Case Study Methodology: Single case multiple units of analysis Qualitative interviews across northern Australia Discussion papers informing structured negotiations with governments
A few general references I have found useful Neoliberalism Larner, W. (2000). Neo-liberalism: Policy, ideology, governmentality. Studies in political economy, 63. Harvey, D. (2005). A brief history of neoliberalism, Oxford University Press Gane, N. (2013). "The emergence of neoliberalism: Thinking through and beyond Michel Foucault’s lectures on biopolitics." Theory, Culture & Society: 0263276413506944. Peck, J. (2010). Constructions of neoliberal reason, Oxford University Press. Sullivan, P. (2011). Belonging Together: Dealing with the politics of disenchantment in Australian Indigenous affairs Policy. Aboriginal Studies Press. Livelihoods Chambers, R. and G. Conway (1992). "Sustainable rural livelihoods: practical concepts for the 21st century.“ Scoones, I. (2009). "Livelihoods perspectives and rural development." The Journal of Peasant Studies 36(1): 171- 196. Davies J., et al. (2008). "Applying the sustainable livelihoods approach in Australian desert Aboriginal development." RANGELAND JOURNAL 30(1): 55-65. APO NT, Ed. (2011). Creating and supporting sustainable livelihoods: A Proposal for a New Remote Participation, Employment and Enterprise Development Scheme. Darwin, Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory. Post colonial theory Nakata, M. (2007).The cultural interface. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36(5), 2–14. Rigney, L. I. (1999). Internationalization of an indigenous anticolonial cultural critique of research methodologies: a guide to indigenist research methodology and its principles. Wicazo Sa Review, 14(2), 109- 121. Smith, L. T. (1999). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Christie, M. (2014). Decolonizing Methodology in an Arnhem Land Garden. Cross/Cultures, (173), 57.