hosted by the Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project (ATNS)
at the University of Melbourne, Australia
June 25th- 26th, 2013
Extractive industries have reached into virtually every corner of the world. Over the past 10 years, the ATNS project has been investigating the impact this expansion has on indigenous societies. Our questions continue to become more and more significant:
- Is mining compatible with maintenance of sustainable indigenous societies?
- Why have indigenous people continued to endure poverty while enormous wealth is extracted from their ancestral lands?
- What has to change if resource extraction is to create opportunities for indigenous autonomy and development?
- What must government, industry and indigenous organisations and peoples do to bring about this change?
This Symposium celebrates 10 years of the ATNS Project, and provides a unique opportunity for indigenous organisations, researchers and industry to gain access to the research outcomes of the Project and contribute to this growing body of knowledge. We warmly invite you to participate.
|Dame Meg Taylor||Professor Saleem Ali|
|Vice President, Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) for International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Washington DC, USA.||Director, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), University of Queensland|
|Professor Megan Davis||Professor Matthew Gray|
|Expert Member, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues|
Director, Indigenous Law Centre, University of New South Wales
|Director, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), Australian National University.|
Day One: 25th June 2013
Theme 1: Indigenous people and the resource extraction industry: towards public, transparent and human rights compliance standards (convened by Professor Marcia Langton)
Theme 2: Land and new ideas for economic empowerment: title, management and agreement making (convened by Associate Professor Maureen Tehan, Professor Lee Godden and Dr Lisa Strelein)
Day Two: 26th June 2013
Theme 3: The delivery and sustainable governance of benefits to indigenous people from agreements (convened by Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh and Professor Miranda Stewart)
Theme 4: Understanding indigenous population dynamics and the relevance to employment opportunities in the resources sector (convened by Professor John Taylor and Professor Marcia Langton)