Each of the Australian States and Territories has one or more federally-funded organisations known as Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs
) or Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs), whose functions include 'assisting and facilitating native title holders to access and exercise their rights under the NTA' (National Native Title Tribunal n.d.).
--2004b 'Pilot Mentoring Project for Junior NTRB Anthropologists', report to the National Native Title Tribunal, Anthropos Consulting Services, Canberra.
The primary aim of this project was to improve the capacity of NTRBs to perform their functions by improving the anthropological expertise of in-house staff.
* Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs
), including some local land councils
Category 2 comes with copyright provisions, along with a responsibility for the NTRB
to maintain the conditions of access and use set by the institution from which the items came.
The GLSC was established in 1984 as the peak Aboriginal land and heritage body in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, and is also the NTRB
for the Goldfields.
The elected Aboriginal and Tortes Strait Islander Commission (last seen in 2005 and replaced by the appointed National Indigenous Council) and various peak-level Indigenous working groups including the National Indigenous Working Group, Queensland Indigenous Working Group and Western Australian Aboriginal Native Title Working Group were 'weak organisations' unable to unify NTRBs
in strategic action (CNT, p.33).
Jess Clements and Toni Bauman facilitated an IFaMP workshop (Implementing the Recommendations of the NTRB
Report--Indigenous Facilitation and Mediation Project), at the AIATSIS Native Title Conference at Coifs Harbour in June 2005.
The project coordinated a workshop, Community Justice Mediation Models and Native Title, at the pre-conference NTRB
workshops at the Native Title Conference 2004, Adelaide, on 2 June 2004.
Pre-conference workshops, for native title representative body (NTRB
) delegates only, were held on Wednesday 2 June.
The workshops, which will commence in the first half of 2004, are aimed at developing an understanding among NTRB
staff of facilitation and mediation skills and of models of decision making and dispute management in Indigenous communities.
Together with the Aurora Project, AIATSIS is coordinating the provision of advice requests relating to corporate structuring, commercial arrangements, tax and trusts issues from Native Title representative bodies (NTRBs
) to a pro bono panel of law firms.