ALA Two-way Indigenous Engagement Case Study

Together with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the CBA is supporting a two-way Indigenous engagement case study.

Based in SE Arnhem Land, the project aims to demonstrate the value of the ALA to Indigenous Australians, the value of Indigenous knowledge to non-Indigenous Australians and promote cross-cultural ways of knowing and managing Country.

The Aboriginal Yugul Mangi Rangers are working together with Emilie-Jane Ens and Mitchell Scott, ecologists from Macquarie University.

Using local Indigenous knowledge, biodiversity data from SE Arnhem Land is being entered into the ALA using both Western scientific names and information, and indigenous names, uses and significance.

Lead researcher Emilie-Jane Ens will be joined by Kelvin Ironstone (Yugul Mangi Ranger), Mitchell Scott (RA), and Lester Gumbala and Nehemiah Farrell (students, Ngukurr School) to give an update on the project.


Date & time

1–2pm 31 March 2015


Gould Seminar room (Bld 116, Daley Road), ANU


Emilie-Jane Ens

Event series


 Claire Stephens

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