Advancing Aboriginal Led Approaches to Enterprise and Economic Development in NSW

Wednesday, 6th July, 2022

Author: Research Centre for Deep History

The First Nations Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History. Join us for a conversation with Professor Heidi Norman about Aboriginal led approaches to enterprise and economic development.

What: Advancing Aboriginal Led Approaches to Enterprise and Economic Development in NSW with Professor Heidi Norman

When: Wednesday 6 July 2022, 6pm–7pm

Where: Free Online and in person at the Museum of Sydney. The session will be recorded and made available after the event.

Register: Bookings are required, register for your free ticket here.

About her talk and work, Heidi Norman has said:

“In this work I offer some initial insights, drawing on field work conducted over the last few years, about Aboriginal led approaches to enterprise and economic development. Focusing on NSW and the work of Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs), I map these approaches and identify some key themes along with the limits and possibilities of Aboriginal-led collective enterprise and economic development. I examine this point in relation to the history of Aboriginal contact and engagement with the settler economy, the public policy orientation towards economic development and more recently, Indigenous businesses. Bringing together the policy and the practice of communal and land-based enterprise, I offer suggestions for strategies to advance Aboriginal aspirations for economic development linked to the land estate.”

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Heidi Norman

About Heidi Norman Professor Heidi Norman is a leading Australian researcher in the field of Aboriginal political history. From 2018 she has commenced a large ARC funded study of the social, economic and cultural benefits of Aboriginal land repossession in New South Wales. At the heart of her research, is her support for Aboriginal peoples’ rightful place in the nation, especially within political institutions, in society and the economy as landholders. She is a descendant of the Gomeroi people from north western NSW.