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.