Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Rim

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commission (ATSIC) was created by the federal parliament in 1992 – a response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the National Inquiry into Racist Violence. The Commission works to advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples, promote an indigenous perspective on different issues, build support and understanding, and empower indigenous peoples.

 

The Centre for Indigenous Natural and Cultural Resource Management (CINCRM) helps (1) provide pathways for Indigenous students into mainstream academic research and key decision making positions within Indigenous and non-Indigenous resource management agencies, (2) develop collaborative and multi-disciplinary research paradigms for sustainable cultural and natural resource management with the full participation of Indigenous communities, (3) incorporate Indigenous Knowledge systems as a respected and valued body of knowledge in the Australian Higher Education system, (4) establish and further refine research methodologies appropriate to Indigenous communities, and (5) empower and inform Indigenous people in Australia and internationally.

 

The Ecological Society of Australia

 

The European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights(ENIAR) promotes awareness on indigenous issues and provides information to Indigenous Australians about Europeand international organizations.

 

The Kaitiaki web site is for kaitiaki mäori working on behalf of whanau, hapu and iwi, particularly on environment and resource management issues. Observers, those waiting to be welcomed, can participate.

 
The Kaitiatanga Program and Network supports and promotes a different world view. One where we do not own the earth to exploit as we wish, but instead we understand that we and all life are created from Papatuanuku (Mother Earth) and temporarily supported by her in a very interdependent way.

The Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) is an independent company that offers support to Indigenous communities to pursue their community development goals in their own way. ICV is making a difference by providing volunteers who can transfer their skills to people in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organizations. ICV matches skilled volunteers with approved short to medium term projects.

 

The Indigenous Education & Training Alliance (IETA) is committed to cultivating, connecting, shaping and strengthening professional learning communities in relation to education and employment of Indigenous peoples.

 

Indigenous Peoples and the Law

 

The Indigenous Science Network originated from a meeting in Darwin (Australia) in 1998 for people attending the Australian Science Teachers' Conference (CONASTA) and the conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) who were interested in indigenous science. It has expanded to include people from all over the globe and includes academics, researchers and classroom practitioners.

The Network is an e-mail based exchange of information and ideas where over the past six years the bulletins have been published every two months.

 

The Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (PCRC) coordinates, articulates and disseminates information about the concerns and struggles of peoples of the Pacific in their desire to exist free of exploitation, from the threat of environmental degradation and from both foreign and internal forms of subjugation.

 

Pacific Environment protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by strengthening democracy, supporting grassroots activism, empowering communities, and redefining international policies. For nearly two decades, Pacific Environment has been at the forefront of efforts to protect and preserve the ecological treasures of the Pacific Rim.

 

The Weather Master (TWM) presents indigenous weather modification in terms of Western scientific research to enable wider understanding. TWM acknowledges the contribution made by various Indigenous cultures to the development and preservation of this technology.

 

The Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) has a section on rainforest aboriginal heritage.