Our Knowledge Our Way Guidelines

The Our Knowledge Our Way: Indigenous-led approaches to strengthening and sharing our knowledge for land and sea management, Best Practice Guidelines from Australian experiences document delivers on an important goal shared by the project funders and partners: to build institutional and individual capacity in Indigenous land and sea management by collecting and sharing examples of best practice.

The development of the Guidelines was Indigenous-led and based on an open, transparent process of calling for Indigenous people to submit case studies illustrating best practice. They are designed to benefit Indigenous land managers and their partners by illustrating important considerations for facilitating and implementing Indigenous-led approaches to strengthening and sharing Our Knowledge for land and sea management.

To make sure that the project was Indigenous-led, the project co-leaders – the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance and CSIRO – established an Indigenous-majority Project Steering Group. The Steering provided the critical direction that: Indigenous people must decide what is best practice in working with our knowledge. They established the foundation of the Guidelines through the open call for case studies. With the steering group’s guidance and critical contributions from Indigenous chapter co-authors, NAILSMA and CSIRO developed the guidelines by distilling the key learnings illustrated by the case studies.

The button below will take you to the Our Knowledge Our Way website, where you can download the document, watch the video, and see a recording of the launch, including an inspiring Q&A session with the Indigenous lead authors.