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Negotiating a space in the nation: the case of Ngarrindjeri

Australian Research Council - Discovery Project

Professor Robert Hattam

Negotiating a spaceThis research project aims to investigate a hopeful site for the development of post-apology Indigenous Affairs in the south east of Australia. One such case, is Ngarrindjeri nation and its negotiations with local, State and Federal Government across a complex agenda, including caring for country, community leadership and governance, economic development, a community education strategy, and inter(national) coalition building. The research will contribute to Australian commitments to reconciliation, cultural diversity, intercultural communication and collaboration with Indigenous communities. Importantly, it will also contribute to better management of scarce water resources in the Murray Darling Basin.