Indigenous engagement working group

Indigenous engagement working group chair:

Gerry Turpin

Jerry Turpin Indigenous Engagement Working Group ESA







Noel Preece, ESA Ordinary Board member

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