Our Land is Our Birth Right – Mabo25 and Beyond

Monday, 10 April 2017

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Registrations are now open for the 2017 National Native Title Conference to be held Monday 5 June to Wednesday 7 June, on the traditional lands of the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba people, in Townsville, Queensland.

Register now.

Co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC), this year’s program will celebrate 25 years since the High Court of Australia’s momentous Mabo decision.

The conference grows each year and has seen record attendances set for the last three years running. The diverse program attracts an expanding number of Indigenous organisations, native title holders and claimants, lawyers, academics and representatives from government agencies.

The call for papers has been extended to Friday 14 April 2017. We are calling for proposals that will contribute to the discussion and target the conference sub-themes; looking back, looking around us, looking forward.

Submit a paper.

Applications are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ who would like to attend the National Native Title Conference 2017.

Complete a sponsored delegate application.

The city of Townsville will be hosting a schedule of events from 2-3 June commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the landmark High Court of Australia Mabo decision.

See the schedule of events.

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Last reviewed: 10 Apr 2017