Indigenous Enterprise Hub


The Northern Institute’s decades of research in partnership with Aboriginal organisations has developed a deep understanding of Indigenous leadership and governance, education, and the use of technology, in addition to workforce development and analysis. The human and physical resources of the Indigenous Enterprise Hub (The Hub) identifies the best approaches to support innovation and sustainability by building high level knowledge and skills that support workforce development and sustainability, develops frameworks to promote best practice in mentoring and leadership through technology and resources developed specifically for regional, highly mobile and indigenous workforces, and educates on the job with integrated enterprise based learning frameworks. 

The Hub partners with Aboriginal organisations in remote and urban areas of northern Australia to provide the basis of creating organisational development and sustainable models for Indigenous enterprises that are based on socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable livelihoods. The Hub works with organisations and their members to develop, build and lead organisational capacity through mentoring and translation of existing place-specific research and materials that will support a variety of organisations in the region to grow and become sustainable.


Collaboration for the future

The collaboration with Aboriginal communities over decades is evident in the research with people in the Tiwi Islands and East Arnhem land. Similarly the long term partnerships with people in Timor Leste over time and change is evident in the body of work undertaken in the region with local people who are developing as early career researchers while also being senior knowledge holders in their communities.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Fund
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Initiative
Central Australian Women's Legal Service - KUNGA
Central Land Council
East Arnhem Shire Council
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation (Laynha)
Marŋarr Council
Marrithiyel language owners
Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre
National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)
Ramingining Community Education Centre
Ramingining Homelands Resource Centre Aboriginal Corporation
Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board
Warruwi community – South Goulburn Island
Yirrkala Community
Yolngu Assembly of Nations (Yolngu Majarr Dhuni)