Upcoming & recent events

CNTA Annual Conference Program 2024

Let’s Talk: Unexpected Challenges in the Native Title Environment 8-9 February 2024 Adelaide Venue: Lincoln College North Adelaide 7 February: Pre-conference Site visit to SA Museum Archives. ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Two groups: 9.30am and 11.00am. Meet the group in the Science Centre courtyard. Entry to the building is via a swipe card. So please […]

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Interview with Dr James Rose of the University of Melbourne

In this episode, we emphasize the importance of oral histories and geospatial data in our research project. We collaborated with a colleague to gather archival information and organized it meticulously within a relational database. Our decision to prioritize this research allowed us to present overwhelming evidence of living cultural practices ...

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CNTA/Anthroprospective collaboration at Queen’s college, University of Melbourne.

CNTA again joined with the Anthroprospective to continue with the theme of Ethics, Advocacy and Expertise at Queen’s College. See the attached program and the presentation by Ms Erica Taylor of Expertsdirect. QUEENS COLLEGE VIDEOS QUEENS COLLEGE GALLERY Please click here for full gallery photos

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Collingwood House/CNTA Collaboration

On the 9th of September 2023, Anthroprospective and the Centre for Native Title Anthropology teamed up to host an evening for close to 50 people for discussion and learning as we explored the intersection of ethics, advocacy, and expertise in the field of anthropology in Australia. An esteemed panel of experts delved into the complexities […]

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CNTA ASWA Collaboration Perth Workshop

In early August this year (2023)CNTA collaborated with the Anthropological Society of Western Australia (ASWA) to run a one day workshop at St Catherine’s College titled Creating the Archive, Reading the Archive, Reproducing the Archive: A symposium on documents, their production and their use in Heritage, Native Title, and Community Development. This was the first […]

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CNTA Anthropology Employment Survey results

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CNTA Managers Meeting Brisbane August 2023

The CNTA concept of a community of practitioners was actioned when Research Managers met in Brisbane in late August to discuss issues associated with native title research. Attached is the program. We invited external speakers and welcomed presentations by Emily Sexton, Richard Martin and Sarah Holcombe. The importance of managers meeting regularly cannot be under-estimated […]

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CNTA’s First Nations Native Title Workshop August 2023 Brisbane

CNTA held an inaugural workshop for First Nations staff and consultants working in the native title sector. Participants met in late August in Brisbane and were represented by  employees of the Federal Court, the National Native Title Tribunal, and staff from QSNTS, CYLC and NQLC. Although a small gathering, we welcomed First Nations staff and […]

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CNTA 2022 Annual Conference

CNTA’s 2022 Annual Conference had the theme Protecting and managing the Indigenous Estate, and was held from 9-11 February. It was the first virtual annual conference. Originally, it had been intended that sessions would be conducted simultaneously in venues in Cairns, Darwin, Perth and potentially Canberra, while being available at all sites and beyond them […]

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Compensation and redress in SE Australia

In this recently uploaded videocast and podcast, anthropologist Courtney Boag of First Nations Legal & Research Services (FNLRS) interviews Melbourne based QC Sturt Glackin and anthropologists Wendy Asche (consultant) and Mick O’Kane (FNLRS) on the topic of compensation. The panel explores how compensation claims may be developed in the more densely settled regions of Australia. […]

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Resources relevant to Native Title compensation claims and related issues

CNTA-commissioned presentations relevant to NT compensation claims The following comprises podcasts and video recordings of both CNTA workshops and commissioned presentations of particular interest to those working in the developing arena of Native Title compensation. Compensation and redress in south-east Australia Courtney Boag in conversation with Sturt Glacken QC, Wendy Asche and Michael O’Kane Summary: […]

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Forthcoming Podcasts

Forthcoming Podcasts

NEW!!! Fundamental topics for Native Title anthropologists CNTA is extending  its online outreach by commissioning a set of podcasts and videocasts which focus on core matters relevant to the roles of anthropologists in Native Title claims, in part because anthropology graduates from Australian Universities no longer have any training in subjects specific to Native Title […]

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Workshop on managing Trust funds, May 2021

Trustee corporations and their Indigenous beneficiaries: meeting challenges in the sustainable utilisation of trust funds. Presentations from a workshop held in Alice Springs, 27-28 May, 2021. This workshop focussed on the governance of compensation and other such funds held in trust for Indigenous groups, not on the internal governance of RNTBCs and other Trustee corporations. […]

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NSW Native Title User Group Forum

On March 17 2021, CNTA Director Nicolas Peterson and Research Fellow Julie Finlayson attended a Forum for Native Title practitioners  held in Sydney by the NSW District Registry of the Federal Court. The purpose of the Forum was to continue ongoing discussions and developing best practice processes for the Native Title practice area in New […]

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Virtual workshop with consultants on trade and commerce in NT claims

Issues for anthropological evidence in Native Title claims on matters of trade and commerce This virtual workshop specifically for anthropological consultants was held on 25 June 2020. Nicolas Peterson focused on the relevant literature on these issues, while David Trigger considered the complexities facing anthropologists called to give expert evidence in Native Title claims on […]

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Virtual workshops with staff of Cairns-based NTRBs, 15th April 2020

Virtual workshops with staff of Cairns-based NTRBs, 15th April 2020

From 15th April, CNTA auspiced three virtual workshops for the staff of Cairns-based Native Title Representative Bodies. On the 15th Sarah Bell presented a carefully crafted account of a best practice example of the development...

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Virtual meetings of NTRB/NTSP Research Managers

Virtual meetings of NTRB/NTSP Research Managers

During the Covid-19 lock down, CNTA is sponsoring virtual meetings of all NTRB/NTSP Research Managers. The objective is not only to support communication...

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