10th Annual National Native Title Conference (3-5 June 2009) – registrations open

“The 10th Annual National Native Title Conference will be hosted by the Wurundjeri people in Melbourne on the 3-5 June 2009.

Convened jointly by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV), the conference will emphasise the first principles of Native Title through workshops, speeches and discussions under theme Spirit of Country, Land, Water, Life.

Speakers include Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commissioner, a keynote address by Commonwealth Attorney General, The Honourable, Robert McClelland, NTSV Chairperson Graham Atkinson, Victorian Attorney General, The Honourable, Robert Hulls, Justice Tony North and Marcia Langton. Chairperson of the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) and winner of the 2008 Human Rights Medal Les Malezer will deliver the annual Mabo Lecture on Friday 5 June.”

More information: http://ntru.aiatsis.gov.au/conf2009/NativeTitleConference2009/

Conference contact: 02 6246 1161, ntru@aiatsis.gov.au