Strong Governance Supporting Organisational Success: Sharing Stories from the 2016 Indigenous Governance Awards


What kind of governing capabilities, models and processes work best to transform hard-won Indigenous rights into improved lived realities? Applicants to the Indigenous Governance Awards (IGAs) provide a range of answers to this important question.

The IGAs identify, celebrate and promote effective and legitimate governance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations, projects and initiatives. The 2016 IGAs received a record number of applications from 104 incorporated Indigenous organisations and 34 informal Indigenous groups, projects, and initiatives. Analysis of the 38 shortlisted applicants is presented in Strong Governance Supporting Success.

By creating governance models that are effective and legitimate in two worlds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations are examples of successful self- determination and two-way governance in action. Check out the Strong Governance Supporting Organisational Success executive overview and report to gain insight into current practices, understanding and innovation in Indigenous governance.

A full report, the Stories of Success publication, can be found by clicking the link below.

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