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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.

30th of Apr, 2013 to 2nd of May, 2013
  (L-R) Future Genrations Co-chairs, Trish Maroney, Rick Archer, with Patrick Dodson, and Peter Yu The Second Forum was instrumental...
21st of Sep, 2012 to 23rd of Sep, 2012
The theme of the conference, People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country, aimed to put Indigenous conservation management under the spotlight. It...
19th of Jun, 2012 to 21st of Jun, 2012
Young Indigenous leaders, elders, leading professionals, practitioners and experts in a range of fields including economics, cultural, social,...
Some participants at the Oolloo Indigenous Water Planning Forum - 17 - 18 October 2011
17th of Oct, 2011 to 18th of Oct, 2011
The aim of the Forum was to give Traditional Owners within the Oolloo Water Allocation Plan area an opportunity to hear back about Indigenous-led...
Photo of co-chair Alan Maroney addressing the forum.
17th of Aug, 2011 to 18th of Aug, 2011
The aim of the Forum was to provide Traditional Owners within the government proposed Mataranka Water Allocation Plan area an opportunity to discuss...
29th of Jun, 2011 to 1st of Jul, 2011
The Forum was held in conjunction with the Apudthama Cape York Indigenous Rangers Conference and hosted jointly by the Apudthama Land Trust, Balkanu...
Forum participants
31st of May, 2011 to 3rd of Jun, 2013
The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) hosted the 2011 Gulf Water Forum on Sweers Island from 31 May to 2 June 2011. The Gulf...
Forum participants
23rd of May, 2011 to 26th of May, 2011
Karajarri Traditional Owners held a special meeting of their Association (KTLA) between 23 and 26 May to talk about water use and planning in their...
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...
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...
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,...


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