Webinar on indigenous governance in Australia and Latin America

Webinar on indigenous governance in Australia and Latin America

In common with Australia the diversity of indigenous communities in Latin America is reflected also in a diversity of models of indigenous governance. Join us for a webinar to discuss and exchange ideas on governance structures and practices in Australia, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala. Speakers will share experiences, consider whether or not existing models are fit for purpose, and examine lessons learned on negotiating self-determination, impacts on indigenous knowledge, and progressing certainty on land and water tenure.


Noel Campbell (Co-Director Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, ANU)
Bruce Gorring (Director, National Indigenous Business Development Hub, First Nations Portfolio, ANU)

Case Studies

Guatemala: Leticia Teleguario (Kaqchikel politician and Indigenous rights activist, former Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Guatemala). Please see biography attached in the linked files below. 
Australia: Virginia Marshall (Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University)
Ecuador: Cristina Males (Deputy Chief Minister, Province of Imbabura, Ecuador)
ColombiaPablo Rueda Saiz (Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami)

Concluding remarks
Binota Dhamai (ANU academic, member of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)

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Date & time

Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9–10.30am




Noel Campbell


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