Indigenous engagement working group

Indigenous engagement working group chair:
Gerry Turpin

Working group members:

  • Noel Preece, ESA Ordinary Board member
  • Emilie Ens
  • Oliver Costello
  • George Wilson
  • Leah Talbot
  • Conrad Bilney
  • Cass Hunter
  • Gail Spina, ESA Executive Officer


The overall Indigenous Engagement (IE) Working Group objectives are:

  • Develop a broad strategy for support and development of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge structures for implementation under the umbrella of the Society; 
  • Advise the ESA Board on Indigenous Engagement opportunities and priorities;
  • Advise the Board of potential funding or sponsorship partnerships to progress IE initiatives.;
  • Establish an active indigenous scientists network and/or Research Chapter;
  • Co-ordinate the annual Indigenous Symposium & Indigenous Plenary in collaboration with the Conference Committee.

Detailed terms of reference