Canberra Murru waaruu Past Event

Murru waaruu (On Track) Seminar Series – Seminar 1

Wednesday 15 February 2023

The Murru waaruu (On Track) Seminar Series seeks to deliver on the outcomes of the 2022 Marramarra murru (Creating Pathways) Economic Development Symposium. Over the course of 2023, six Murru waaruu seminars will explore the development and implementation of a policy framework that facilitates the economic empowerment of First Nations Australians.

Delegates attending these invitation-only seminars will make a significant contribution to progressing the First Nations economic development, prosperity and wealth creation agenda in Australia. The outcomes of each Murru waaruu seminar will be recorded in an Issues Paper that will form part of a policy compendium, to be published at the conclusion of the series, to help chart Australia’s First Nations economic policy and institutional framework.

The first seminar in the Murru waaruu series is titled, ‘Niiringal (The Day After) Implementation of Uluru Part One: Treaty and Settlement,’ and  featured distinguished speakers including Harold Calla, Jamie Lowe, Professor Asmi Wood, and Glen Kelly. Delegates examined the legal principles, national and international conventions, and case studies from Australian and comparable nations’ governments and courts, in relation to the realisation of economic self-determination for Indigenous peoples.