Two assumptions are often made about commercial development on native tile land. The first is that it is impossible for Aboriginal people to undertake it successfully because native title is a communal tenure that is incompatible with profit-making. The second assumption is that if commercial development is to happen it involves surrendering Aboriginal control to external commercial interests like mining companies. In this seminar Wayne Bergman discusses how the Kimberley Agricultural and Pastoral Company has used imaginative approaches to undertake development while maintaining Aboriginal control and not extinguishing native title.
A light lunch will be served.