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Building capacity in indigenous governance: Comparing the Australian and American experiences

Hendrix, Burke A.; Delaney, Danielle; Witmer, Richard C.; Moran, Mark; Sanders, Will; Ganter, Elizabeth


This paper compares key aspects of governance structures for Indigenous populations in the United States and Australia. The paper focuses on policy coordination and administration, in particular the nodes of decision‐making in the two countries in relation to government contracting and accountability. The U.S. approach to funding Indigenous organizations stems from the 1975 Indian Self‐Determination and Education Act and its subsequent expansions. Through the development of contracting into...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-10-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12403


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