Settling With Indigenous People: Modern Treaty and Agreement-Making

SETTLING WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE: MODERN TREATY AND AGREEMENT-MAKING, Marcia Langton, Odette Mazel, Lisa Palmer, Kathryn Shain and Maureen Tehan, eds., The Federation Press, 2006

Posted: 7 May 2008

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Marcia Langton

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Arts

Odette Mazel

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; University of Melbourne, Law School, Students

Lisa Palmer

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Arts

Kathryn Shain

Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

Maureen Tehan

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

'Settling With Indigenous People' is an edited collection that describes the making of ten contemporary, mostly Australian, local and regional agreements and details the avenues through which such agreements can be implemented and sustained.

The Australian regional agreements concern South West Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin, and Cape York. There is a chapter about the return of the Maralinga lands to its traditional owners and one detailing two local government agreements in central and southwest Australia. Urban agreements in Darwin and Vancouver are compared and there are also chapters on the North West Territories and Northern Quebec in Canada and the Ngai Tahu in the South Island of New Zealand.

The discussion addresses governance and leadership, negotiation strategies, including the role of formal negotiating frameworks, the importance of process and outcome, the crucial impact of politics and timing, the significance of private sector engagement, and implementation mechanisms.

The chapters show how agreement-making has provided a forum in which indigenous groups can negotiate their needs and aspirations, including fundamental issues of recognition, inclusion and economic opportunity.

The authors include indigenous and non-indigenous academics, and others who have been involved in negotiating agreements.

Keywords: indigenous people, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, British Columbia, Aboriginal, treaty, agreement-making

JEL Classification: K11, K12, K19, K32, K39, O13, O18, Q28, Q32, Q33

Suggested Citation

Langton, Marcia and Mazel, Odette and Palmer, Lisa and Shain, Kathryn and Tehan, Maureen, Settling With Indigenous People: Modern Treaty and Agreement-Making (2006). SETTLING WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE: MODERN TREATY AND AGREEMENT-MAKING, Marcia Langton, Odette Mazel, Lisa Palmer, Kathryn Shain and Maureen Tehan, eds., The Federation Press, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1130064

Marcia Langton

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Melbourne
Australia

Odette Mazel

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences ( email )

Australia

University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Population and Global Health ( email )

4/207 Bouverie Street
Parkville, Victoria
Australia

University of Melbourne, Law School, Students ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
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Australia

Lisa Palmer

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Melbourne
Australia

Kathryn Shain

Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

Maureen Tehan (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia
+61 3 8344 6205 (Phone)
+61 3 9347 2392 (Fax)

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