6 September 2023

This video showcases a two-day Indigenous Workshop at the 2022 Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference. The hub supported the organisation of the workshop and the video production.

The workshop was the seventh to be supported by the National Environmental Science Program and the most significant to date in terms of Indigenous leadership and attendance. Indigenous participants from 45 language groups joined others from government, research and non-profit agencies.

Indigenous organisations expressed a clear desire to work with government and research agencies to enable effective co-development of research, and to establish a nationally coordinated approach to Indigenous-led research and monitoring.

The video includes the welcome to country (Cairns – Gimuy Walubara Yidingi Nation and Yirrganydji Nation), interviews with nine Indigenous attendees, and the field trip to the Mangrove Boardwalk Project and Yule Point tidal seagrass meadow – Yirrganydji Country (Djabugay Nation).