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The People On Country Annual Report 2012 is now available for free download. The Report details the activities and outcomes of the fifth and final year of the People on Country project, and includes the full, independent, end-of-project evaluation report by Dermot Smyth. [92 pages, 1.7 Meg]

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People On Country Annual Report 2012 — detailing the activities and outcomes of the fifth and final year of the People on Country project. Includes the full, independent, end-of-project evaluation report by Dermot Smyth. [92 pages, 1.7 Meg]

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By Bill Fogarty, Crikey, 01 November 2012
Dr. Bill Fogarty argues that Indigenous language maintenance and education is not about reverence for some distant past for esoteric reasons. Rather it is an important asset that can play a role both in developing a future for Indigenous communities and in benefiting the socio-economic fabric of the Australian nation.

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Sunday Extra, Radio National, with Jonathan Green, 14 October 2012
[Audio Recording]. The Indigenous estate is approaching two million square kilometres through native title and land use agreements. Jon Altman has found that our most environmentally sound areas are those owned and being cared for by Indigenous communities. He has edited a book, 'People on Country', which is a manifesto for the Caring for Country movement.

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Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, with Phillip Adams, 18 September 2012
[Audio recording]. Phillip Adams has as his guests Joe Morrison (CEO NAILSMA), Professor Jon Altman and Gerard O'Neill on the topic 'Caring for Country'. Nearly twenty per cent of the Australian continent is indigenous-owned, and managed by those owners to varying degrees. Because of the conservation and other challenges in caring for this country, new partnerships are being forged, between owners, researchers and philanthropic organisations.

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People on Country Vital Landscapes Indigenous Futures is an important new collection that seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their caring for country activities from the margins to the very core of the growing national conversation on issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. You are invited to join the conversation at book launch and meet the author events in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Darwin. Read More ...

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Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins. Published by The Federation Press, October 2012.

People on Country Vital Landscapes Indigenous Futures draws on a diversity of perspectives to document a significant social and environmental movement that is quietly gathering momentum. This series of essays, drawn from an unusual collaboration between university researchers and Indigenous land owners, tells a little-known story about Aboriginal people who are living on, working on and caring for the lands and seas that they own and manage, an Indigenous estate that covers over 20 per cent of the Australian continent and includes areas of globally significant biodiversity and cultural value.

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The latest People on Country Newsletter (Vol. 4 No. 2, September 2012) is now available for download, with reports on recent PoC and partner organisation news and events.

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People on Country Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 2, September 2012
[4 pages, 553 kb PDF file]

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Indigenous Women Rangers Talking - Sharing ideas and information about women rangers' work is a book by and for Indigenous women rangers, talking about their work, insights, challenges and inspirations. It is now available for free download through the People On Country project.