Engagement with Indigenous communities in key sectors

Engagement with Indigenous communities in key sectors

Janet Hunt

Closing the Gap— October 2013
Engagement with Indigenous communities in key sectors

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Genuine engagement with Indigenous people is a key aspect in overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. This resource sheet examines the research evidence on what works - and what doesn't - in engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with services and policies in Australia. It draws on the literature from three sectors: early childhood services; environmental and natural resource management (NRM) activities; and health programs.

This resource sheet complements the issues paper Engaging with Indigenous Australia - exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which outlines evidence of Indigenous engagement more generally, in Australia and overseas.

This report was produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.

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