Ms Minda Murray

Position: First Nations Academic Associate
School and/or Centres: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Phone: (02) 6125 8652

Location: Room 2163, Copland Building


Areas of expertise:  Aboriginal policy in Victoria  Aboriginal Self-determination  Treaty and agreements  Environmental management and Aboriginal culture in Victoria   

Researcher profile:

Minda is a proud Yorta Yorta Duduroa woman. She has spent the most part of her life so far on country along the Murray River, enjoying learning about culture and the environment. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Science and 12 years in the environmental management sector in the Victorian public service, catchment management authorities and Aboriginal organisations. She studied a Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development at ANU whilst working in Victoria in Aboriginal Policy and Strategy for the Victorian government. She also participated in the Indigenous Governance Program at Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona in 2020, before moving to Canberra to embark on a PhD in Aboriginal Self-determination and agreement making in her home state of Victoria.

Aboriginal Policy in Victoria 
Self-determination in Victoria 
Agreement making between First Nations and the nation-state 
First Nations management of land and land practices 
Aboriginal Water 
Treaty and agreement making 
Relationship building between First Nations and the nation-state 


Current Projects:
CAEPR Working Paper on Aboriginal Victoria: History, Policy, Promises 


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