Sustainable Economic Development for Northern Australia 2013

Second North Australian Indigenous Experts Forum, 2013
Indigenous Participation in Sustainable Economic Development for Northern Australia 2013

The vibrant network of Indigenous owned community Art Centres supported by ANKAAA play a vital role in the economy of Northern Australia. Sales of artwork provide essential economic support for artists and families in communities and homelands while also fulfilling a vital role in keeping culture strong.

ANKAAA is pleased to have partnered with Northern Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd.nailsma Northern Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) in production of the Video News Story Report on the Second North Australian Indigenous Experts Forum at Kakadu in May, which explored innovative ways for Indigenous interests to engage with government and industry in Northern Australia’s economic future.

Indigenous experts from across the north were adamant that they were not passive agents in determining the north’s future and called upon governments, industries and other interests to respect and acknowledge the uniqueness of north Australia and its peoples and for their inclusion in decisions that ultimately affect their land and resource interests.

ANKAAA’s David MacKenzie produced the video report and ANKAAA’s Deputy Chairperson Annette Kogolo and CEO Christina Davidson represented artist’s and Art Centres at the forum.

A second Forum Reports was also produced: An Indigenous prospectus for participating in the sustainable development of north Australia.