Cultural Heritage & Native Title

From Tuesday April 19 to Thursday April 21 the 2005 Cultural Heritage & Native Title Conference will be held at the Duxton Hotel. With the theme of Building relationships from a shared history for a shared sustainable future, the conference will examine: Wik and the Wik Way Peoples determination; WA Mining Act amendments; South Australian proposed legislative changes; sustainable development; and relationship building, negotiation and cultural heritage management. Speakers at the conference will include Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Mitchell Hooke, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement chief executive Parry Agius, National Indigenous Times editor Chris Graham, Pastoralists & Graziers Associations Native Title policy director Henry Esbenshade, Tiwest environment and community affairs group leader Anthea Pate, Billinue Aboriginal Community chairman Mal Ryder, South West Land and Sea Council chairman Ted Hart, Office of Native Title WA executive director Gary Hamley, National Native Title Tribunal deputy president Fred Chaney, and Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA land access manager James Bowie. The conference will also include two full day workshops – Negotiating native title agreements and building cross-cultural relationships, led by Wanati principal John Clarke, and Developing a cultural heritage management plan, led by Blakiston Crabb partner Christine Lovitt. For registration and further information phone IIR Conferences on (02) 9923 5090 or email

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