Indigenous Facilitation & Mediation Project Website
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has launched a website in support of their Indigenous Faciliation & Mediation Project. The site contains a lot of good full-text content, especially if you are interested in culture and conflict resolution. In addition to information about the project, the site includes sections entitled “Stories and Talking Points”, “Decision Making and Dispute Management in Native Title”, “Practice Issues in Facilitation and Mediation”, “Events, Training and Academic Pathways”, “Research and Publications” and “Links”. Overall, the Project aims to:
- Identify best practice in Indigenous decision making and conflict management;
- Build on Indigenous ways of making decisions and managing conflict in the design and implementation of flexible, responsive, reliable and sustainable decision-making and dispute management systems;
- Identify and develop relevant training; and
- Raise awareness of the need for procedural expertise and skills and long term relationship building in dealing with Indigenous decision-making process and conflict management beyond a more common emphasis on substantive outcomes.
Definately worth a look.