TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

Proper Engagement Protocols for Indigenous People

TitleProper Engagement Protocols for Indigenous People
Publication TypeConference Participation
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLawrence, M
Keywords7: Knowledge and Adoption

My name is Marceil Lawrence I am a woman from far North Queensland, my family are traditional owners from the Palmer River one of the Rivers that run off the Mitchell River. I am a Ku Ku Western Yalangi on my Dad's side and we are from the Family of Kawanji and Minkadji our totem is the night owl and the Grey Kangaroo. I have a Graduate Diploma of Natural Cultural Resource Management which I completed in 2006, from Deakin University. I was employed by TRaCK for close to a year as the Indigenous Co-ordinator. My new position which I had just stepped into for three months is the NAILSMA Indigenous Water Facilitator The paper I am presenting will discuss key issues related to Indigenous engagement in research, including: (1) Why should you engage properly; (2) Trust for Researchers; (3) Creating connections and Maintaining them; (4) Establishing Trust; (5) Being Real and being Honest; (6) Being aware.