Gamilaroi, Santos, Native Title, Water & Truth Telling

Gamilaroi, Santos, Native Title, Water & Truth Telling
Gamilaroi, Santos, Native Title, Water & Truth Telling

Principal speaker

Dr Marcus Waters

In applying research-based practice based on lived experience as a Traditional Aboriginal language speaker and practitioner, Dr Waters brings others into an academic, cultural and creative "SAFE" third space as a conscious shift away from contemporary Indigenous studies; in moving from critique to project, from negative to positive deconstruction based not only on actual historical characters, but amalgamations and elaborations of historical constructions as well as invented identities via traditional forms of storytelling.

Dr Waters will share his experiences as a Native Title Applicant for the Gomeroi/Kamilaroi Aboriginal Nation and the controversial $3.6 billion Santos Narrabri gas project in the Pilliga, one of the most sacred areas of the Gomeroi Nation together with his being an Executive Member of the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) representing 22 Sovereign First Nations in the Northern Murray Darling Basin.

Dr Waters is also a nominated member of the Indigenous Sub-Committee on the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) advocating for environmental guidance including cultural and environmental water flows across the Murray Darling Basin during one of the most horrific droughts in Australian history.

This will be a no holds barred at times emotional and humorous truth telling journey providing privileged access into the disparity and conflict held within Native Title and the Water Space in two of the most contested and controversial areas of Australian legislation and policy covering everything from climate change to colonisation and is not to be missed.

This presentation if offered as online via Microsoft Team or on campus at Logan campus L08 1.06.

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