Indigenous governance of the NCIG collection

Tuesday 28 March 2017

The University is committed to ensuring that the collection is held and added to under appropriate Indigenous custodianship

At its meeting in December 2016 the Council of the Australian National University approved the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics Statute 2016. The statute was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation with effect from 7 December.

Two key provisions of the Statute are that the NCIG Board will report annually directly to ANU Council, and the assurance that Board decisions with regard to the collection cannot be overridden. 

At its meeting in March 2017, the NCIG Governance Board acknowledged the ANU's respect for the principle of Indigenous decision-making with regard to the Collection evidenced by its passage of the Statute.

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