Masterclass in Native Title for Anthropologists at JCU. Saturday 31st May – Saturday 7th June 2014.

About the Masterclass:
This Masterclass provides graduate and early career Anthropologist with targeted, skills-based training for Native Title work, with a particular focus on northern Australia.

Topics covered include: the roles of Anthropologists in Native Title work and the Native Title process, cultural awareness and working with Indigenous knowledge, contemporary kinship and concepts of Aboriginal society, defining the claimant group, legal frameworks and registration requirements, genealogical research and mapping descent groups.

You will also learn essential skills in: documenting the claim and the nature of evidence, writing connection reports and supplementary reports, addressing Terms of Reference, dealing with ethical issues and how to maintain objectivity.

You will also gain valuable insight from a wide range of high profile industry experts and have the opportunity to consider and analyse scenarios based on actual Native Title cases. This Masterclass equips Anthropologists with the skills and knowledge to enable you to transition from study, or other areas of practice, into a rewarding career in Native Title field work.

Location: James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland
Course Fee: $2180 (incl GST). General fee waiver scholarships may be available to approved, early career Anthropologists (see below)
Non refundable deposit: $200 all participants. This deposit is compulsory for all accepted applicants and is not covered by the scholarship. The funds contribute to the range of cultural experiences and social functions held during the week

Opportunities for free accommodation available! Email:

Please see the link below for details and application forms for funding opportunities for early career researchers and Indigenous people.