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Indigenous peoples and governance structures : a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Nettheim, Garth; Craig, Donna. ; Meyers, Gary D
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 085575379X
  • Country: Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greenland, Scandinavia

Examines ways Indigenous peoples have used national and international legal mechanisms to create governance structures which facilitate interaction with non-Indigenous governments and structures, while remaining as close as possible to Indigenous structures and processes; includes studies from the United States, Alaska, Canada; New Zealand; Inuit of Greenland; Smai of Scandinavia; comparative study on land rights in North America and New Zealand and its significance to Australia; significance of Indigenous governance in Norway to Australia; describes land-holding and governance structures under land rights legislation in Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory; examines land-holding structures for land acuqired via the Indigenous Land Corporation; proposed amendments for councils and associations legislation; accountability for land councils and legal services in New South Wales; design of Indigenous organisations established to exercise borad governmental powers, particularly in Queensland; governance structures under native title legislation; overviews selected institutions and strategies for Indigenous Australian management of country and types of agreements.

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