About NILSMC

In the UN International Year of Biodiversity, the Broken Hill Aboriginal community and the National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference Committee will host the National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference for 2010.

The Steering Committee is also pleased to announce Professor Marcia Langton will be a Patron of the National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference for 2010.

The National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference is held every two years and hosted by an Indigenous community. Over the years, the conference location has alternated between inland and coastal communities.

In 2005, the first NILSMC at Ross River Station near Alice Springs, was organised by the Central Land Council and the DEWHA Indigenous Land Management Facilitator’s Network.

In 2007, the Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC) to the Hon. Peter Garrett, MP, the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts, assisted the Girringun community with the second NILSMC in Cardwell, Queensland.

A Steering Committee has been established to oversee all aspects of the third NILSMC in Broken Hill. The Committee has engaged with the Broken Hill Aboriginal Working Party and the Broken Hill City Council to assist, and provide appropriate advice, in conference activity and the conference program.

Over three and a half-days, through plenaries and workshops, conference delegates can explore, discuss and debate themes such as Caring for Country-land and Caring for Country-water, governance and leadership, climate change and carbon markets and economic development and innovation. Delegates can also discuss the Indigenous Advisory Committee’s draft National Caring for Country strategy.

Conference Outcomes Report
Following the NILSMC 2010, a Conference outcomes report will be developed to provide a:

  • bench-mark guide to measure ongoing progress across a range of natural resource and cultural heritage management issues;
  • framework for future National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference hosts.

The NILSMC Steering Committee anticipates the report will be presented to Commonwealth and State and Territory Ministers.

Accommodation
The conference will be held at the Broken Hill Regional Events Centre from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 November.

As an accommodation option for delegates, a tent city will be established at the Centre. To find out more about the tent city see accommodation.

 If delegates are booking their own accommodation it is recommended they book as soon as possible.



 

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National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference
Leading Sustainable Traditions
2 to 5 November 2010, Broken Hill
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