The Northern Territory Intervention
The Zimbabwean-Australian social scientist, participatory research practitioner and founder of the Aboriginal Research Practitioner's Network (ARPNet), Dr Bevlyne Sithole, will be giving a talk on the Northern Territory Intervention to students from my Indigenous Australia and Contemporary Australia classes this coming Monday.
This promises to be a very stimulating reflection on five years's experience of working with Aboriginal people in Northern Australia, set against Dr Sithole's many years of participatory research and life experience in rural Zimbabwe and southern Africa. Dr Sithole's biography follows.
Dr Bevlyne Sithole is a social scientist and participatory research practitioner who has worked in southern Africa and Northern Australia for more than 15 years. She has been engaged for much of this time with innovative community-based natural resources management processes in both places. Dr Sithole is the founder of which is hosted by Charles Darwin University, where she currently holds a position as an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow. Dr Sithole has also worked as a senior researcher for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, leading award-winning work on Aboriginal natural resources management. In addition, she regularly advises the Australian Government on projects related to Aboriginal people.