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Resources

The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) publishes and co-authors a wide variety of publications to keep land and sea managers, researchers, policy makers, students and others up to date with the latest developments in Indigenous natural and cultural resource management in north Australia.

You will find information on current activities in policy development, Indigenous knowledge, salt and fresh water management, youth leadership and opportunities in the carbon economy.

These documents can be accessed through the search options to the right of this page. If you would like further information please let us know: contact@nailsma.org.au

This discussion paper outlines the issues and responses required to maintain relative autonomy in collaboration for natural and cultural heritage conservation, as elements of a "beyond respect"...
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ATSEA Story Report
This story report provides a visual record of a visit to Darwin and north east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia, by 10 participants...
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ATSEA Northern Australia Study Tour Story Report booklet
This report provides a record of a study tour to Darwin and north east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia, by ten participants from the Republic of Indonesia and the Democratic Republic...
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Marine turtle and dugong monitoring
The Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation's Uunguu Rangers explain how they are working together with NAILSMA and the Commonwealth Scientific and...
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Indigenous people's right to the commercial use and management of water - Policy Position - Strategic Indigenous Reserve - NKS 017/2013
The purpose of this policy paper is to present the concept of a Strategic Indigenous Reserve (SIR)* as a means to advance Indigenous economic development to address Indigenous disadvantage in...
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The 2012 NAILSMA I-Tracker Forum was held at Mary River Park, Northern Territory from the 2nd to the 4th of October. It was attended by Traditional Owners, Indigenous ranger groups, government...
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The National Indigenous Sea Country Workshop was held at Mary River Park NT in May 2012. It was attended by over ninety delegates from around Australia. During the workshop a number of specific...
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This document was developed for the National Indigenous Sea Country Workshop (Mary River Park, May 8-10, 2012) to both inform and stimulate workshop discussions. The Project Steering Committee...
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This volume is one of a series of three documents produced following the National Indigenous Sea Country Workshop held at Mary River Park NT 8 - 10 May 2012. They are published under the NAILSMA...
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A local story with national significance that raises awareness of water planning issues in north Australia. Mataranka Traditional Owners explain the...
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A scoping study for Land and Water, Australia's Tropical Rivers Program
The report was requested by Land and Water Australia (LWA) as a scoping study to provide information to the new Tropical Rivers Program. The report, Indigenous Interersts in Tropical Rivers: Research...
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The Facilitators Guide to Indigenous Water Planning (.zip 25 MB) is a toolkit of resources for facilitators to support Indigenous communities to participate in water planning. The Guide is made up of...
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The Crocodile Islands Rangers began formal operations in 2010 to protect their seas, sacred sites and natural resources--as has been done informally...
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NAILSMA delivered five projects under the NAWFA Cultural and Social Program under the guidance and advice of the NAILSMA Inidgenous Water Policy Group (IWPG). Indigenous Knowledge in Water Planning,...
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Ashton Nandoo using drip torch
Ashton Nandoo speaks about his work as a Wunggurr ranger in Australia's West Kimberleys.
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