I was fortunate enough to spend 6 weeks working at Cairns for the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership and Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation as part of an internship through the Aurora project.
The Aurora Project runs a nationwide Internship Program for law, anthropology and some social sciences students and graduates interested in working in native title, land rights, policy development and advocacy, all with an Indigenous focus.
During the summer 2009‐2010 break, I was fortunate to participate in a legal internship at the Cape York Land Council (CYLC). This internship, one of many around the country, was organised by the Aurora Project.
For 6 weeks across February and March 2010 I had the pleasure of undertaking a native title anthropology internship with the Cape York Land Council (CYLC) through the Aurora Internship Program. This was an invaluable experience for me which I enjoyed immensely and learnt a lot.
One of the first things that I noticed as I began my Aurora internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program with the CLCAC’s Land and Sea Unit, was how achieving a native title claim was not only seen as the final conquest of a legal battle, but how it was also used as a tool to acknowl
I have been lucky to spend 5 weeks during January and February working with the Land and Sea Management team at Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program.
As a student of both Anthropology and Law, the Native Title system had always
interested me in its apparent application and interaction of these seemingly distinct
disciplines. Unfortunately, my actual knowledge of Native Title extended to nothing
I am a final year Arts/Law student. I interned at the North Queensland Land Council in Cairns. This is my story. What I enjoyed most about the legal work at NQLC was that it invariably bled into the organisation's other roles as law reform advocates, community liaisons, anthropologists and more.