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Towards an Indigenous order of Australian government: rethinking self-determination as Indigenous affairs policy

Sanders, William


This paper begins with a historical analysis of both the rhetoric and the institutions of Australian Indigenous affairs since self-determination was first adopted as Commonwealth government policy in late 1972. It then moves on to conceive of these institutional developments, following Rowse, as the emergence of an Indigenous organisational sector. This terminology is, the paper argues, very useful both in tying together diverse institutional developments and in progressing debates about issues...[Show more]

CollectionsNorth Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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