supporting self-determined governance for Indigenous Development


There is an international upsurge in concern amongst many Indigenous peoples with matters of governance and development. Many Indigenous Australians are moving on from their success in securing land rights and native title, to the critical question of how, in the pursuit of self-determination, do they practically exercise their rights and interests to generate desired development. There are gaps in our knowledge about this in Australia and AIGI is leading self-governance models by harnessing strong Indigenous community and researcher partnerships; carrying out participatory action case-study fieldwork, survey research and analyses; creating a multiple source, comparative evidence base with national and international relevance; and, having a collective impact to make new governance knowledge widely available.