Participation & Governance
Self-determination and autonomy are fundamental to the self-esteem and sense of identity to Indigenous individuals and communities. It has only been fairly recently that we have begun to gain control over decision-making processes that affect our lives and communities.
Indigenous individuals and organisations are committed to creating the economic, social, cultural and legal framework that will enable them to be able to determine and manage their own lives and futures.
Central Queensland University masters graduate, Vanessa Seekee (left) being awarded the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Reconciliation Award. She and husband, Liberty, won for their efforts to preserve Torres Strait Islander World War II history. Photo © Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Further information: www.torresstrait.com.au/museum.html.