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Indigenous Governance Forum 2024

Wednesday, 26 June 2024 | 9:30am — 5:30pm

Presented by Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute.


“Our culture is the thread that weaves its way through our entire operation and keeps us focused on our core values”
Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, 2016 Indigenous Governance Awards Category A, shortlisted applicant.

In this annual forum we invite you to join us to explore Indigenous governance, and the structures, systems, and processes by which different First Nations peoples have framed leadership, culture, social and economic practice, and decision-making. 

Key discussions for 2024

This year we will look at Indigenous governance systems that are core to self-determination, nation building and sustainability. 

  • How we frame program design with self-determination, engagement and community led decision-making 
  • How we advance self-determination for young Indigenous people through dedicated community infrastructure driven by community governance practices 
  • How connection and belonging can frame the strategy for a healthy, thriving community 
  • How the knowledge and partnership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is integral to all of Australia’s sustainability plans and actions – management, response, and recovery for current and future disasters.  


  • Jason Glanville, Non-executive Director, GO Foundation and Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) 
  • Tricia Stroud, Registrar, Office of Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
  • Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson, Research Fellow, Monash University, Director, Country Needs People
  • Hayley McQuire, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition (NIYEC)
  • Indi Clarke, Member, First People’s Assembly of Victoria and Consultant, ABSTARR Consulting

Who should attend?

Business leaders and managers cannot afford to miss this update, including: 

  • CEOs, CFOs, CROs
  • directors 
  • company secretaries 
  • general counsel 
  • risk managers 
  • heads of internal audit, secretariats and governance 
  • legal advisers 
  • anyone else with governance or risk management responsibilities. 
  • Governance and risk management consultants and advisors 

The forum is relevant for all sectors including listed, non-listed, government and not-for-profit.