Working on country: listening, sharing and providing practical support

Working on country: listening, sharing and providing practical support Book Section

Working on country: Contemporary indigenous management of Australia's lands and coastal regions

  • Author(s): Baker, R., Davies, J., Young, E.
  • Secondary Author(s): Baker, R., Davies, J., Young, E.
  • Published: 2001
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Notes: This chapter serves as an overview of the whole book, under the following headings: (1) Listening and communicating - provides an overview of chapters from the book. (2) Resources for working on country : this is an excellent overview section in the chapter. It provides discussion of the previous chapters relating to the imbalance between indigenous and non-indigenous land ownership that has concentrated almost all of the most economically productive lands and resources in non-indigenous ownership. Indigenous socio-economic disadvantage and the social dysfunction that accompanies it, is closely linked to indigenous people's continuing frustration at not being able to work on country. It is mentioned that the best prospect for sustainable futures for indigenous-owned lands is for governments to focus on supporting indigenous people to maintain strong cultural ties to the land, through stewardship payments to indigenous people and organisations who are implementing indigenous approaches to working on country. (3) Sharing Experiences - provides an overview of chapters from the book.

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Baker, R., Davies, J., Young, E., 2001, Working on country: listening, sharing and providing practical support, Book Section, viewed 16 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4237.

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