AIATSIS seeking young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate in a new research project

From the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torees Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

The Native Title Research Unit (NTRU) at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) would like your help.

We have recently commenced a new project, ‘Youth Engagement in Native Title’. The aim of this research project is to investigate and report on the experiences of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in native title throughout Australia. This project supports AIATSIS ongoing commitment to foster and support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in native title and follows on from the Youth Forum at the National Native Title Conference 2017.

The NTRU are looking for young (18-35 years old) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in native title. This involvement may be through a PBC, NTRB or other related bodies such as cultural heritage, Indigenous organisations and land and sea management groups. The research team are hoping to connect and interview young people to get their views on the challenges and opportunities they may face in native title. In particular, how their experiences may differ from those of their Elders and other community leaders.

The outcome of this research project will be a high quality, publicly available research paper. By telling these stories, it is hoped that PBCs and NTRBs will be better positioned to support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whom are, or may want to become involved, in native title. This may be in their community or nationally.

Click here to view our flyer, and for further information or to participate, please contact Stacey Little via e-mail Stacey.Little@aiatsis.gov.au or on (02) 6261 4227.