Indigenous Land Management - Dean Yibarbuk

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TERN Symposium 2011

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  • 1. Indigenous Land Management TERN panel session Mr Dean Yibarbuk Melbourne, 30 March 2011

2. Summary

  • A bit about me
  • My responses
    • What Indigenous people contribute
    • Can we make things work better?
    • Is TERN able to help?
    • Can we work together?

3. About me

  • Traditional Owner of Djinkarr, near Maningrida Northern Territory (NT)
  • Senior Ranger - Bininj Fire Ecologist
  • Founder of the Djelk Rangers
  • A founding member of the Aboriginal Research Practitioners Network (ARPnet) hosted by Charles Darwin University (CDU)
  • Wardekken Land Management Limited Board of Directors
  • Indigenous Protected Area Committee Member

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What Indigenous people contribute

  • Our skills and knowledge living on country all the time
  • People working together on country with other neighbouring groups

9. Can we make things work better?

    • Other collaborative work more opportunities
    • Host organisations are sometimes under resourced which are supporting Indigenous land management activities
    • Indigenous engagement needs to be supported fully through various departments
    • Realise not all Indigenous people get benefit from major funding (unequal distribution of funded Indigenous land management activities across the top end, NT)

10. Is TERN able to help?

  • Build trust
  • Strengthen capacity on the ground
  • Resources on the ground to store information locally
  • Operate under cultural and natural and spiritual requirements

11. Can we work together

  • Mentorship
    • Trust is key
    • Regular interactions
  • Capacity building at various levels
    • Balanda working right way with Bininj
  • Setting up opportunities for our younger people
  • Recognition and acknowledgment
    • Doing things Bininj way

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  • Thanks
  • TERN
  • CDU & ARPnet
  • Dr Bev Sithole
  • Photo credits
  • CDU & ARPnet
  • North Australia Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance

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