The CNTA is based in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU. It is funded from an Australian Government grant program through the Department of the Attorney General to deliver professional development to anthropologists working in the native title arena.
As of July 1 2021, Professor David Trigger replaced Emeritus Professor Nicolas Peterson as CNTA’s Director. In response to the ongoing challenges facing anthropologists in the Native Title sector, and the significant roles played by women anthropologists, CNTA has also appointed Ms Petronella Vaarzon-Morel as co-Director with Professor Trigger.
Dr Julie Finlayson will remain as the Centre’s Research Fellow.
Our sector encompasses primarily anthropologists employed by Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) and Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs), as well as consultant anthropologists working as in native title.