Forester, Traceylee

Traceylee Forester

Indigenous Partnerships Coordinator

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About

I have dedicated my life to assisting Traditional Owner Groups reach their aspirations and goals of self-management, self-determination and building strong governance structures. I have advocated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in forums, meetings and representative bodies. My first major role came when I was appointed as the first Indigenous Board Secretariat for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. I served with the Park Board of Management for a 5 year term. I returned to my Lama Lama People in Cape York Queensland and worked tirelessly for my people in my role as Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) Coordinator. I helped my people to manage our Sea Country and the various activities for looking after country. In my current role at AIMS, I will help Traditional Owners connect with our organisation to access better science and research which will lead to opportunities to merge Traditional Knowledge and Western Science.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration - Australian Catholic University (QLD) - underway - expected completion 2019

Associate Degree in Business Administration - Australian Catholic University - 2010

Research

My current activities focuses on linking AIMS researchers with Traditional Owners around Northern Australia - from Exmouth in Western Australia, across Northern Territory and down to Bundaberg in Queensland. These research activities are to build collaborations and partnerships with Traditional Owners in order to work together on sea country.

Committees

Nywaigi Land Aboriginal Corporation - Board Member - 2017 - current 
Indigenous Reference Group - Fisheries Research Development Corporation - Queensland Representative - 2018 - current 
Townsville Local Marine Advisory Committee - Member - 2018 - Current 
Reef 2050 - Traditional Owner Consortium Project - 2018 - current 
Lama Lama TUMRA Steering Committee - Member - 2012 - 2018

Publications

Dale A,...Forester T, et al (2018) Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef: The Next Generation of Reef 2050 Actions. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Draft Report.

Forester T (2018) A journey to greater Traditional Owner engagement in Marine Sciences - Presentation @ CDU

Forester T (2018) Lama Lama Country. For Marine Science and Meeting Indigenous Research Priorities Workshop @ AMSA Conference

Evans-Illidge E, Forester T (2018) A journey to greater Traditional Owner engagement in Marine Sciences. For Marine Science and Meeting Indigenous Research Priorities Workshop @ AMSA Conference.