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1. Read online

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2. Customise

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3. Self-evaluate

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Governance Stories

AIGI connects Indigenous groups, individuals and organisations to world-class best-practice expertise and knowledge.

May 31 2013
NPY Women's Council - strong culture, strong women, strong communities
NPY Women’s Council (NPYWC) was set up in 1980 and incorporated in 1994...
Mar 22 2013
Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly
Self-determination and community control The Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA) is compri...
Mar 22 2013
NPY Women's Council: Building your cultural guiding principles into your rulebook
The NPY Women’s Council became incorporated under new legislation in 2008 The council undert...
Mar 22 2013
Thamarrurr Regional Council's vision for its governance, Wadeye, NT.
This symbol shows how we are moving to have strong, representative government The symbol is ab...
Mar 21 2013
Governance two ways: Kurduju Committee, Ali Curung
This painting titled 'Two Ways: Yapa and Kardiya Ways' is reproduced with the kind permission...
Mar 21 2013
The Governance Truck
Participants at Reconciliation Australia’s Sharing Success-Indigenous governance workshop in...
Mar 15 2013
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services Queensland
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd (ATSILS) deliver criminal, fami...
Mar 15 2013
Bendigo Indigenous Homework Centre (BIHC)
Bendigo Indigenous Homework Centre (BIHC) was set up in 2008 as a joint initiative by the Bend...
Mar 15 2013
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation is a community controlled regional health service prov...
Mar 15 2013
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation is a community-based organisation, working w...


BHP Foundation has been a long-term supporter and valued partner of AIGI. With the invaluable support of the BHP Foundation, we implement a tailored program of work that makes a meaningful difference in fostering Indigenous governance practice. We deeply appreciate the strong and collaborative relationship we have built with the BHP Foundation, as it empowers us to create lasting positive impact with Indigenous communities.


AIGI is proud to partner with Reconciliation Australia over many years as RA were a key partner in the establishment of AIGI. We continue to collaborate on the Indigenous Governance Awards. We value the ongoing partnership with Reconciliation Australia as we work together to advance Indigenous governance and foster positive change with Indigenous communities.


The Annamila Foundation was an important early supporter during AIGIs foundational years funding our core operations. Their invaluable support enabled us to establish a robust foundation. We extend our deepest gratitude to the Annamila Foundation for their pivotal contribution to the growth and development of AIGI.


AIGI recognises the strong connection between governance and leadership and works collaboratively with AILC on occasion. AILC provides accredited training in Indigenous leadership, mentoring, business governance, as well as specialised programs focusing on leadership skills and mentoring.

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