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A key element of NAILSMA's work is bringing together Indigenous people, ranger groups and organisations to share knowledge and experiences, particularly the intergenerational transfer of Indigenous Knowledge.

NAILSMA is also involved in developing leadership and intergenerational skills by recognising the many levels of leadership and knowledge in Indigenous communities and supporting and promoting that leadership.

You will find information about important meetings, forums and other events supported or hosted by NAILSMA here.

Forum participants
1st of Dec, 2010 to 3rd of Dec, 2010
The Mapoon Land and Sea Advisory Committee held a forum in Mapoon for Traditional Owners of the Wenlock Catchment between 1st and 3rd December 2010....
15th of Oct, 2010
Water Facilitator Network staff in the Kimberleys, Sonia Leonard, Annette Kogolo and Natalie Young, coordinated a Water Forum in the East Kimberley...
14th of Jun, 2010 to 17th of Jun, 2010
The NAILSMA Indigenous Water Facilitator Network facilitated and supported a second 'back to country' trip in the East Kimberley in June 2010, in...
21st of Apr, 2010 to 22nd of Apr, 2010
NAILSMA was commissioned by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), through the University of Melbourne, to convene a...
24th of Mar, 2010
Indigenous experts from across north Australia launched an Indigenous Water Policy Statement at a landmark event that took place at Parliament House...
Footprint Postcard
1st of Dec, 2009
Report by Joe Morrison, NAILSMA CEO, on NAILSMA's participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, December 2009 Whilst...
5th of Aug, 2009 to 6th of Aug, 2009
The North Australian Indigenous Water Experts Forum 2009 provided an opportunity to raise ideas or concerns about economic development and...
5th World Water Forum panel members
16th of Mar, 2009 to 22nd of Mar, 2009
Indigneous Perspectives at World Water Forum 5th World Water Forum - Bridging Divides for Water Water and Culture: Traditional Water Management and...
Some of the delegates at the International Water Forum
7th of Aug, 2008 to 8th of Aug, 2008
An International Indigenous Expert Exchange on Issues and Opportunities arising from Emerging Trends in Mainstream Water Management On August 7-8,...
NAILMSA delegates, Jean Fenton and Joe Morrison during roundtable discussions
2nd of Apr, 2008 to 4th of Apr, 2008
NAILSMA in conjunction with Japan-based United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies and the Secretariat of United Nations Permanent...
Brenda and Daphne Huddleston of the Wagiman Guwardagun Rangers.
7th of Oct, 2007 to 9th of Oct, 2007
NAILSMA presents at the 2nd National Land and Sea Conference - Cardwell The Girringun Aboriginal Corporation successfully hosted the 2nd National...
NAILSMA forum 2005 delegates
12th of Sep, 2005 to 13th of Sep, 2005
The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance, held its second annual forum bringing together Traditional Owners from across...
Delegates at 2004 Forum at Menngen
12th of Aug, 2004 to 14th of Aug, 2004
NAILSMA's first forum was held in August 2004 at Menngen Aboriginal Land Trust west of Katherine where more than 200 people attended to discuss a way...
10th of May, 2004 to 12th of May, 2004
At a scene-setting workshop in May 2004, it was agreed that all work undertaken by NAILSMA should be cross-jurisdictional and have a north Australian...