Welcome to CAEPR
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development that is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.
Dr Kyle Whyte - Visiting Indigenous Fellow
Dr. Kyle Whyte, a Potawatomi man and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation was a Visiting Indigenous Fellow at CAEPR. Kyle holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability, a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration, and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs.
Indigenous Artist Terry Ngamandara Wilson provides new key image for CAEPR
Image credit: Terry Ngamandarra Wilson, Gulach (detail), painting on bark, private collection © Terry Ngamandarra/Licensed by Viscopy, 2016.
We are very happy to announce CAEPR has received formal permission to use the Gulach (spike rush) design on CAEPR’s webpage, various publications and for public events. This design was painted on bark by artist Terry Ngamandara Wilson (1950-2011) who lived in the community of Gochan Jiny-Jirra on the Cadell River in north central Arnhem Land. Permission to use the image came from Terry’s family, Maningrida Arts and Culture and Viscopy.
Community Wellbeing from the Ground Up: A Yawuru Example - Report by Mandy Yap and Eunice Yu
At some point in our lives, we have asked ourselves one or all of these questions. What matters most in life? What makes life worth living? What makes you happy? What makes you feel good? What makes you flourish? What are important life areas? What and who should government allocate resources to? This report addresses these questions by outlining the development of wellbeing indicators that are from the ground up, working with the Yawuru in Broome, Western Australia, thereby prioritising the voices and inputs of Indigenous women and men in the conception and measurement of wellbeing.