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National Native Title Conference

June 5 - 7 2018, Broome

In its 40th anniversary year, the Kimberley Land Council is proud to have been selected as the co-convenor of the 2018 National Native Title Conference.

The conference will be staged by AIATSIS, together with the Kimberley Land Council, and hosted by the Yawuru people on their traditional lands in Broome.

Held from June 5 to 7, the event will take place in the amphitheatre and carpark of the Cable Beach Foreshore Precinct. The event coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Kimberley Land Council’s formation at Noonkanbah – the site of one of the most significant land rights disputes in Australia’s history.

With over 800 delegates from around the country, the conference is one of Australia’s largest gatherings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the native title sector.

THEME | The 2018 conference, titled Many Laws, One Land: legal and political co-existence acknowledges that at any one place in Australia, different systems of law exist. The theme marks 25 years since the passing of the Native Title Act 1993 and represents the confluence of these laws as they relate to title of land and waters. 

Many Laws, One Land invites discussion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land owner experiences of navigating intersecting systems of law, while promoting new ideas for how native title holders, practitioners and the broader Australian public can work together to further leverage native title rights.

LOCAL BENEFITS | We are pleased to advise that more than 30 local businesses have been engaged by conference organisers to provide essential goods and services throughout the conference.

POSSIBLE DISRUPTION | Before and after the conference, logistical works will be conducted on and around the amphitheatre precinct. There may also be delays experienced for vehicle traffic to and from the beach access way. We apologise for any inconvenience or disruption to community members during this time.

For more information about the conference, including the program of events, please visit https://aiatsis.gov.au/.  If you have questions about the National Native Title Conference being held at the Cable Beach Foreshore Precinct, phone the Kimberley Land Council on 9194 0100.

Conference co-convenors, The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the Kimberley Land Council and hosts, the Yawuru people, thank the Shire of Broome, local businesses and residents for your support.