Pre-conference workshops for native title
representative bodies, native title service providers (staff,
executive and members) and native title groups will be held on Tuesday
3 June 2008 (9.00am-5.00pm).
The Public Program will commence with a
Welcome Ceremony from 5.30pm on
Tuesday 3 June 2008.
The Conference program will commence at 9am
on Wednesday 4 June 2008 with sessions finishing at 5.00pm and
continuing at 9am on Thursday 5 June 2008 concluding at 5.00pm.
The Conference Dinner will be held on the
evening of Thursday 5 June 2008
See below for further program details.
9.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday 3 June 2008
Native title representative bodies, native title service providers
and native title groups only
Delegates from native title representative bodies (NTRBs), native
title service providers (NTSPs) and native title groups are invited to
participate in pre-conference workshops. Participation in these
workshops is restricted to NTRB, NTSP delegates and native title groups
only and will be conducted by NTRB/NTSP staff for NTRB/NTSP staff,
executives and members. These workshops will cater for the various areas
of interest and expertise within NTRBs/NTSPs. Key to the success of the
workshops is the free and open dialogue and sharing of knowledge.
Delegates can register between 4.00pm – 6.00pm on Monday 2 June 2008 or
between 8.00am – 9.00am on Tuesday 3 June 2008
5.30pm – 7.00pm Tuesday 3 June 2008
Native Title Conference 2008 Public Program
9.00am – 5.00pm Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5 June 2008
The Native Title Conference is open to members of the general public
who have registered. On these two days, keynote lectures and papers will
be presented by native title holders and claimants, practitioners, NTRB/NTSP
staff, researchers, government representatives, academics and others.
The full program will be provided to delegates at the Registration Desk.
The Mabo Lecture
9.00am WEDNESDAY 4 June 2008
2008 Mabo Lecture
Mrs. Bonita Mabo will give opening remarks
Chief Judge Joe Williams, te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi
(Waitangi Tribunal, New Zealand)
The inaugural Mabo Lecture was delivered by Noel
Pearson at the 2001 Native Title Conference which was held in
Townsville. Since the 2003 Native Title Conference, the Mabo Lecture has
become an annual event. Past presenters of the Mabo Lecture are Noel
Pearson (2001 & 2003), John Borrows (2004), Aden Ridgeway (2005),
Galarrwuy Yunupingu (2006) and Professor Michael Dodson (2007).
Indigenous Talking Circles
Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5
The Indigenous Talking Circles are an important
part of the conference program. These sessions provide an opportunity
for Indigenous delegates to talk among themselves about the impact of
the native title process on their communities. The sessions are not
open to non-Indigenous delegates. See the programs for session times.
wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 June 2008
NNTC Policy Table
A session at the end of each day has been set aside for delegates to
participate in a round table discussion of issues raised by the
conference and to plan for the future of native title for Indigenous
Transitioning to the CATSI Act: a practical workshop to get you
transitioned to the new law
The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) will
present a workshop for Indigenous corporations.
National Native Title Tribunal forum: Questions & Answers
The Tribunal will conduct an open session with some of its specialist
teams including geospatial and research to give an insight into what
assistance and information it can provide to all people involved in the
native title process.
See workshop abstracts on the
speakers page for further workshop