Niiringal (the day after) – Implementation of Uluru Part 2: Using the Acquired Assets’ was the second seminar in the six-part Murru waaruu (On Track) Economic Development Series that the First Nations Portfolio is presenting in 2023. The seminar series follows on from the success of the 2022 Marramarra murru (Creating Pathways) Economic Development Wealth Forum and Symposium and is designed to bring together leading scholars and practitioners to ensure that we remain on track to deliver a compelling, evidence-based case to transition the current First Nations economic development policy paradigm to one that enables economic self-determination.
The Murru waaruu Seminar Series seeks to develop the components of a policy framework that will facilitate the economic empowerment of First Nations Australians. Seminar Two – held from 18-19 April 2023 at the Australian National University in Canberra – focused on enhancing the fungibility of First Nations land, water, sea Country, bio-cultural resources, intellectual property and financial assets.
‘Niiringal (the day after) – Implementation of Uluru Part 2: Using the Acquired Assets’ identified alternative tenure systems, pathways to diversification, broadening of asset use, enhanced First Nations control and management systems, and potentially new institutional arrangements to foster economic self-determination.
Distinguished keynote speakers and expert panellists discussed the challenges and opportunities involved in activating economic returns for First Nations land, water, sea Country, and bio-cultural assets, identified opportunities for recalibrating existing institutions or developing new entities, and presented ideas for potential avenues of First Nations policy reform.
The aim of ‘Niiringal (the day after) – Implementation of Uluru Part 2: Using the Acquired Assets’ was to create a platform for engagement and meaningful dialogue on issues relevant to First Nations communities and organisations, business and industry sectors, government, philanthropists, and key allies and stakeholders.