Patrick Sullivan presents ‘Sustainable employment in the hybrid economies of dispersed Kimberley Aboriginal settlements’, on Monday 5 March from 11am to 12.30pm.
This seminar will show that Indigenous practices bound in Indigenous Knowledge Systems constitute a real economic activity, both in the broad sense of adding value to the life of the nation, and in the narrow sense of its potential to generate income.
This is an important part of a hybrid economy for the region, and Aboriginal people in their widely spaced settlements, bearing unique local knowledge, are ideally placed to do it.
Dr Patrick Sullivan's numerous field studies and placements within Indigenous organisations have involved practical research and advice on issues of land use and distribution, community control of community development, and governance institutions at the local and regional levels.
He has worked on native title claims since the High Court's Mabo decision in 1992 and has, at various times, worked for the Kimberley Land Council formulating anthropological and policy advice on local, national and international projects.
Patrick is a visiting research fellow with AIATSIS.
This seminar takes place in room 6, building 24 (24.06), Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University.
This is a joint School for Environmental Research (SER) and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) seminar.
Visit the SER website for further information about this and other SER seminars.