Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Native Title, Land and Water Management

Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Native Title, Land and Water Management

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Dr Weir completed a series of speaking engagements to Indigenous groups, community groups, and academic and policy audiences on her Murray River work and was invited to participate in the National Water Commission's Indigenous Water Planning Forum in February 2009. Her manuscript 'Murray River Country', based on her PhD thesis, has been published by Aboriginal Studies Press. Water management and allocation issues emerged as an important issue in Dr Weir's Karajarri RNTBC case study, and during her fieldwork she met with Western Australian Department of Water staff to discuss water planning and facilitate opportunities for Karajarri Rangers to be involved in water monitoring. Together with Ms Sarah Yu, she also co-ordinated and wrote the Karajarri response to the Western Australian Government's 'Draft La Grange Groundwater Sub-areas Water Management Plan--Allocation'. Dr Weir gave two seminars exploring different understandings of ecology and how these relate to government approaches to land management, and is continuing her work on an edited volume on Native Title and ecology. Dr Weir also attended the 2nd CSIRO National Indigenous Science and Research Roundtable on Water, Climate Change and Indigenous Futures in November 2008 and provided advice to CSIRO on Indigenous participation in water planning and access to water. …

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