Laying the Foundations for Treaty

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020, 6PM Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time online via Zoom.

Event details: Hosted by the University of Melbourne and the National Treaties Summit

Speakers: Professor Pip Nicholson (Dean of Melbourne Law School), in conversation with Professor Marcia Langton AO (Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, UoM), Jamie Lowe (CEO of the NNTC & member of the VIC First Peoples’ Assembly) and Amanda Porter (Senior Fellow, Indigenous Programs, Melbourne Law School), with an introduction by the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP.


ATNS is a one of a kind resource, aiming to empower Traditional Owners through information. Recently re-developed in a partnership between the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the National Native Title Council (NNTC), ATNS is an information gateway, capturing the range and variety of agreement  making with  First Nations peoples  in Australia and other parts of the world. Its  purpose  is to encourage  transparency and knowledge around agreement making, with a focus on nation building, First Nations governance and treaty. The panel will then explore how data, research and knowledge contribute to nation building and treaty processes.