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Published on March 8, 2009

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Matt Rigney on MLDRIN, Indigenous Water Planning Forum, National Water Commission, February 2009

MLDRIN and the MDBA A Partnership Approach MLDRIN TLM IPP UOM Cultural Flows

MLDRIN

TLM IPP

UOM

Cultural Flows

 

M O U between the MLDRIN & MDBA … a framework for the participation of Indigenous nations in the management of the natural resources …

… a framework for the participation of Indigenous nations in the management of the natural resources …

The Living Murray Indigenous Partnerships Project

Indigenous Partnerships Project

(Altman, J.C., Buchanan, G.J. and Larsen, L., 2007) < 0.2% of the Basin in Indigenous Estate

Indigenous Engagement in NRM Extent of Involvement Ownership of land/water Ownership of land/water with covenants (eg. Native Title) High level control over land/water through planning Joint Ownership Native Title access Joint Management Input into management/planning Advisory Committee involvement Indigenous consultation Site management The Reality The Theory (incl. policies, international obligations etc)

Indigenous involvement until now… Site management The ‘motherhood’ dimension

Site management

The ‘motherhood’

dimension

IPP Principles Traditional Owners Informed consent Improving capacity to engage Delivering social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes Partnerships based on respect, honesty, and capacity to participate equally , with shared responsibility and clearly defined accountability and authority

Traditional Owners

Informed consent

Improving capacity to engage

Delivering social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes

Partnerships based on respect, honesty, and capacity to participate equally , with shared responsibility and clearly defined accountability and authority

Values Sites Spiritual connections Inter-generational knowledge Education Country Access Stories Employment Icon Site Management Plan Food

Indigenous Facilitators One per Icon Site, regionally based Guide & facilitate involvement of Indigenous community Gladys Sumner – Chowilla Ken Stewart – Hattah Lee Joachim – Barmah-Millewa Damian Morgan-Bulled – Gunbower, Koondrook, Perricoota Grant Rigney – Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes

One per Icon Site, regionally based

Guide & facilitate involvement of Indigenous community

Gladys Sumner – Chowilla

Ken Stewart – Hattah

Lee Joachim – Barmah-Millewa

Damian Morgan-Bulled – Gunbower, Koondrook, Perricoota

Grant Rigney – Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes

Indigenous Working Groups One per Icon Site Ensure consultation is undertaken in an appropriate way & in-line with principles 2 representatives from each statutory Indigenous organisation and Traditional Owners groups Flexibility with respect to existing forums Meets 3 – 4 times per year

One per Icon Site

Ensure consultation is undertaken in an appropriate way & in-line with principles

2 representatives from each statutory Indigenous organisation and Traditional Owners groups

Flexibility with respect to existing forums

Meets 3 – 4 times per year

Use & Occupancy Mapping Methodology developed in Canada 25 years ago Individual experiences brought together using a rigorous social science methodology Information recorded spatially Data is digitised and collated

Methodology developed in Canada 25 years ago

Individual experiences brought together using a rigorous social science methodology

Information recorded spatially

Data is digitised and collated

Use & Occupancy Mapping Individual Map Biographies n = all participants Thematic n = approx 7 themes Composite Hunting sites Plant harvest sites Occupation sites All data from all participants Typically 10 - 30,000 data points 40 – 60 features relevant to purpose of mapping project

Example UOM Questions 21) Did you ever collect native BEE HONEYCOMB for eating purposes? [HC] If “yes,” show some spots. 30) Did you ever collect MEDICINE PLANTS for use by you or your family? [MP] If “yes,” show some spots. What kind of plant did you collect at each spot?

21) Did you ever collect native BEE HONEYCOMB for eating purposes? [HC]

If “yes,” show some spots.

30) Did you ever collect MEDICINE PLANTS for use by you or your family? [MP]

If “yes,” show some spots. What kind of plant did you collect at each spot?

U&O Mapping Pre-test methodology

Australian Map Icons Repatriation site Death Site Specialty Wood

Yorta Yorta U&O Mapping Pilot

Map Biographies underway…

Outputs from the Yorta Yorta Pilot 66 respondents av. length of interview: 80 minutes 6500 features mapped Up to 456 features per individual av. # features: 91 median # features: 64 104 map sheets used

66 respondents

av. length of interview:

80 minutes

6500 features mapped

Up to 456 features per

individual

av. # features: 91

median # features: 64

104 map sheets used

Outcomes NRM Individuals Indigenous Nation Awareness

NRM

Individuals

Indigenous Nation

Awareness

Cultural Flows “ Cultural Flows” are water entitlements that are legally and beneficially owned by the Indigenous Nations of a sufficient and adequate quantity and quality to improve the spiritual, cultural, environmental, social and economic conditions of those Indigenous Nations”.

“ Cultural Flows” are water entitlements that are legally and beneficially owned by the Indigenous Nations of a sufficient and adequate quantity and quality to improve the spiritual, cultural, environmental, social and economic conditions of those Indigenous Nations”.

 

 

 

Cultural Water can be used for the following purposes: Empowerment and social justice - water is delivered to Country by the peoples; Growing native plants; Protecting and hunting animals; Song, dance, art and ceremony; Spiritual sites; and Improved cultural-economic and health outcomes through the provision of food, medicines and materials for art.

Cultural Water can be used for the following purposes:

Empowerment and social justice - water is delivered to Country by the peoples;

Growing native plants;

Protecting and hunting animals;

Song, dance, art and ceremony;

Spiritual sites; and

Improved cultural-economic and health outcomes through the provision of food, medicines and materials for art.

Water Options

 

Moose II & Training

Timeline Environmental Flows Cultural Flows Pre-1970 Not considered Not considered 1970’s On ‘radar’ Increasing awareness of water quality and salinity problems Murray-Darling Basin MC & Commission established; CAC created 1980’s 1990 Learning MDBC NRM Strategy Barmah-Millewa Forest Management Plan / Agreement – creation of the B-M environmental reserve Report on Water Use in the Murray-Darling Basin 1991 1992 1993 1994 On ‘radar’ Lake Victoria cultural heritage protection – investigation & works Barkindji Elders Committee & Lake Victoria Advisory Committee MLDRIN MOU drafted 1995 1996 1997 Strategy Development Cap on Diversions Salinity Audit ICM Policy Statement 1998 1999 2000 Learning Scoping Study on NRM involvement Indigenous employees 2001 Action (projects) E-Flows Expert Reference Panel report Murray Mouth dredging MDBMC First Step Decision on TLM River Red Gum health survey & trial flooding 2002 Strategy Development MLDRIN MOU signed by NSW Indigenous Action Plan developed TLM Indigenous Partnerships Project developed MLDRIN MOU signed by MDBC 2003 2004 On-ground outcomes (results) Riparian response & bird breeding events Flooding through weir raising 2005 2006 Monitoring & improvement 2007 Action (projects) - Cultural mapping

On ‘radar’

Increasing awareness of water quality and salinity problems

Murray-Darling Basin MC & Commission established; CAC created

Learning

MDBC NRM Strategy

Barmah-Millewa Forest Management Plan / Agreement – creation of the B-M environmental reserve

Report on Water Use in the Murray-Darling Basin

On ‘radar’

Lake Victoria cultural heritage protection – investigation & works

Barkindji Elders Committee & Lake Victoria Advisory Committee

MLDRIN MOU drafted

Strategy Development

Cap on Diversions

Salinity Audit

ICM Policy Statement

Learning

Scoping Study on NRM involvement

Indigenous employees

Action (projects)

E-Flows Expert Reference Panel report

Murray Mouth dredging

MDBMC First Step Decision on TLM

River Red Gum health survey & trial flooding

Strategy Development

MLDRIN MOU signed by NSW

Indigenous Action Plan developed

TLM Indigenous Partnerships Project developed

MLDRIN MOU signed by MDBC

On-ground outcomes (results)

Riparian response & bird breeding events

Flooding through weir raising

The Murray-Darling Basin 14% of Australia 1 million sq. km Australia’s “food bowl” Largely semi arid River Murray 6 governments Over 2 million people +

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