For the first webinar in the 2024 Webinar Series hosted by the National Native Title Council, join the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance to discuss Innovation & Lessons for Heritage Protection with the Māori Heritage Council.

Learn how New Zealand are taking a National approach to cultural heritage protection. More importantly, how the Board and the Māori Heritage Council work in true partnership to align strategies and deliver outcomes, and how we can apply these lessons to the Australian context.



🗓️: Monday, 25 March, 2024

⏰: 12:00 – 13:30 (AEDST)

📍: Online via Microsoft Teams

Register Today!




Jamie Lowe, a proud Gundijtmara Djabwurrung man, first joined the National Native Title Council (NNTC) as Chair in 2017.

Two years later, he was appointed CEO, charged with supporting First Nation’s people’s right to true self-determination in advocating for their right to speak for and manage their own Country; to govern their own communities; to participate fully in decision making and to self-determine their own social and economic development.

In July 2018 he joined the Victorian Heritage Council as an Indigenous Specialist Representative and is a joint council member of the Coalition of the Peaks.

In 2021 he was appointed as the Indigenous Specialist Representative for the Australian Heritage Council – the principal adviser to the Australian Government on heritage matters.



Rachel Perkins, an Arrernte and Kalkanoon woman from Alice Springs, is widely known and celebrated for being at the forefront of the Australian filmmaking industry. Her body of work as a screenwriter, producer, director, board member and festival director embodies her passion and skill in bringing Indigenous stories to the screen worldwide.

Daughter of activist Charlie Perkins and his wife Eileen, Rachel’s Aboriginal Heritage has informed her entire career, from filming making where as an awarded Director she is lauded for her extensive contribution to the development of Indigenous filmmakers in Australia and more broadly to the Australian film and television industry, to her position today as Director of Culture Heritage for the National Native Title Council and First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance.



Andrew Coleman is the Chief Executive of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, the lead national heritage agency in New Zealand. Mr Coleman has held senior executive positions across government agencies in New Zealand for 30 years and has a public service career of 45 years.

He has considerable experience in government process and policy, proven leadership of national organisations, success in implementing internal and external strategies, a proven record of delivering outcomes and an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) and Tapuwae. Tapuwae is the framework endorsed by the Māori Heritage Council for Māori heritage and this framework strongly influenced the development and endorsement of Dhawura Ngilan: A vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage in Australia and the Best Practice Standards in Indigenous cultural heritage management and legislation.