This activity is no longer funded.
The program is specifically targeted at anthropologists employed in NTRBs and NTSPs (or joint applications with consultants), though applications from others working in native title may be considered. The scheme is not intended to duplicate training opportunities already available to applicants via their employer.
Details of the kind of projects undertaken with the funds are described below.
Travel funds were awarded to two staff members from Central Desert Native Title Services (CDNTS) to visit Native Title Services Victoria, and give a paper at the Native Title Pre-Conference Assembly in December 2015.
Native Title Managers' Meeting 2-3 May 2016
The Managers' Meeting was held in Canberra at the Forrest Hotel and Apartments on 2-3 May with the majority of managers from native title service organisations present. This was the first time managers of native title anthropology units had the benefit of a specific meeting with many meeting each other for the first time.
One participant reported:" I really appreciated the chance to meet and discuss a range of things with others in the industry, who I hadn't made contact with [before]'.
We were also pleased to include presentations from the
- ABS Indigenous Data section
- the NNTT
- PM&C's Land Branch, and the
- Native Title Unit in the Attorney General's Department.
Three consultant anthropologists addressed specific themes - dispute management (John Morton), the PBC environment (David Martin) and how NTRBs/NTSPs might use their consultant anthropologists more effectively (Anna Kenny).
Anthropologist John Morton addresses the Managers' Meeting.
Managers in session.
Participants from the Attorney General's Department and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.