The Indigenous Governance Toolkit is hosted by the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute. Reconciliation Australia created the original toolkit site. We gratefully acknowledge their fundamental role and ongoing support.
Much of the site content has been drawn from two key projects – the Indigenous Community Governance Project based at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University and the Indigenous Governance Awards.
The toolkit draws on the excellent international research and practical work of both Dr Neil Sterritt, Gitxsan leader and governance educator from British Columbia, Canada, and Professor Steve Cornell, researcher and governance educator from the ‘Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development‘ and Native Nations Institute at the Udall Centre of Public Policy, University of Arizona. We are grateful to them for sharing their resources on the Indigenous Governance Toolkit.
We’d especially like to acknowledge the following list of partners and contributors to this site:
- Jason Glanville who initiated the toolkit project at Reconciliation Australia.
- Diane Smith who was primarily responsible for its written content.
- Stephanie Garling, Janet Hunt, Katherine May, Charles Stephenson, and Rowena Withers and Janet Millar who made valuable contributions to the editing of the toolkit.
- Kate Brodie, Jessica Jeeves and Phoebe Dent who ensured it came to fruition.
- Carbon Media who created the toolkit’s latest web design.
- BHP Billiton, the primary partner and financial supporter of the toolkit.
- The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at The Australian National University which initiated the Indigenous Community Governance Project; and The Australian Research Council, The Australian Government, Northern Territory Government and Western Australian Governments who co-funded the ICG Project.
- The team at Reconciliation Australia who facilitated the toolkit site transfer to the AIGI.
And most importantly, we would like to thank the many Indigenous nations, communities, leaders and organisations who have generously contributed their knowledge, ideas and feedback in order to create this resource.