The Indigenous Employment Index, released by the Minderoo Foundation on Tuesday, found just 0.7 per cent of the 42 surveyed organisations have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in management positions.
“We want to send everyone a message…our people live with nature, protecting nature and its own rights. This is a right we have, the right to our free determination, to the free expression of our art,” said the president of the Chilka Foundation, Ariel Traipi, the organization behind the event.
Indigenous leaders exercised their treaty rights for rapid and effective recovery measures, while helping people rethink what endangered species conservation means. The many groups helped weave western and Indigenous knowledge and skills to produce a robust program for conserving caribou.