Professor Mick Dodson chosen as NT's Treaty Commissioner

19th Feb 2019

Katherine-born Yawuru man, academic and former Australian of the Year Professor Mick Dodson has  been announced as the Northern Territory’s first Treaty Commissioner.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced that Professor Dodson will start his work in early March and Mr Dodson will undergo a 3 year process to consult with Aboriginal people from around the Territory while  creating  a framework for further Treaty negotiations around the country.…. with all four NT land councils giving their support to Professor Dodson.

The appointment of the Treaty Commissioner  follows the signing of the Barunga Agreement between the Gunner Government and the land councils in June  last year in a move  to start consultations towards a Treaty or a number of treaties

Professor Dodson spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez about his appointment.