In 2018 the National Native Title Conference will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Kimberley Land Council (KLC), hosted by the Yawuru people on their traditional lands in Broome, Western Australia.
The conference will be held at Cable Beach Resort from Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 June 2018.
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.
The conference seeks to highlight the challenges and opportunities of native title in the broader context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations for their lands, waters and communities. The conference aims to promote public debate, foster knowledge acquisition and sharing between native title holders and other parties. It is the leading annual event for professional development for NTRB/NTSP staff, government bodies, native title practitioners and academics.
Each conference is strongly supported by native title representative bodies, native title claimants and holders, their legal counsel, native title practitioners such as anthropologists, government institutions and departments, politicians, judges, academics and others.