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The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) publishes and co-authors a wide variety of publications to keep land and sea managers, researchers, policy makers, students and others up to date with the latest developments in Indigenous natural and cultural resource management in north Australia.

You will find information on current activities in policy development, Indigenous knowledge, salt and fresh water management, youth leadership and opportunities in the carbon economy.

These documents can be accessed through the search options to the right of this page. If you would like further information please let us know: contact@nailsma.org.au

This paper, Indigenous Legal Rights to Freshwater Australia in the International Context, was commissioned by the Indigenous Water Policy Group (IWPG) which is an initiative created and facilitated...
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This report, Fresh Water in the Maningrida Regions's Hybrid Economy: Intercultural Contestation over Values and Property Rights, was prepared for NAILSMA's Indigenous Water Policy Group (IWPG) The...
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Indigenous organisations and land owners are being asked more and more by non-Indigenous groups and other government and non-government stakeholders to say what Indigenous rights, responsibilities...
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This legal review looks at the current laws and policies relating to the dugong and turtle fisheries in Torres Strait and identify opportunities and obstacles to support a community-based approach to...
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This legal review looks at the current laws and policies relating to the dugong and turtle fisheries in Torres Strait and identify opportunities and obstacles to support a community-based approach to...
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Growing the Alliance- A paper presented by Peter Yu
  Growing the Alliance- A paper presented by Peter Yu at the Caring For Country 2nd National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference Cardwell – Queensland on Tuesday 10th October 2007 The...
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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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Welcome to all those readers of the only Indigenous newsletter for north Australian Indigenous land and sea management and development by Indigenous people in northern Australia. Much has happened...
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Seagrass communities of the Wellesley Island Group
The Wellesley Islands Rangers, through the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) and the NAILSMA Dugong and Marine Turtle Project, commissioned the Queensland Department of Primary...
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NAILSMA Research Guidelines and Protocols 2007
Research is an important means of promoting and assisting management and development on Indigenous land and sea estates in ways that are environmentally, culturally, socially and economically...
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Coercive Reconciliation. Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia (2007)
This book chapter 'Caring for country' authored by Joe Morrison, CEO of NAILMSA, is included in the book Coercive reconciliation: Stabilise, normalise, exit Aboriginal Australia (2007).  The Caring...
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Managing Water For Australia. The Social and Institutional Challenges (2007). Editors: Karen Hussey and Stephen Dovers. Published by CSIRO Publishing.
  Managing Water For Australia. The Social and Institutional Challenges Indigenous perspectives in water management, reforms and implementation   Published in 2007, the book titled 'Managing Water...
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...."In the face of this protracted drought and the prospect of long-term climate change we need a radical and permanent change in our water management practices. That is why I am proposing a $10...
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Background Paper and Literature Review 2007
This report, Indigenous Interests and the Natinoal Water Initiative, is an extended version of a review of current knowledge of relevance to the implementation of the National Water Initiative (NWI...
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NAILSMA Strategic Planning Workshop Outcomes, 8-9 March, 2006
Strategic reports  NAILSMA has held two strategic workshops to determine its direction. The first, a scene-setting workshop was held at the Holiday Inn, Darwin on 25–26 May 2004.  The aims of this...
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