Community dialogue

We conduct regular community dialogues, which, bring together
the SNS custodians and knowledgeable elders with their communities to revive their
traditions and practices and begin the process of reconstructing community governance
systems. These dialogues provide an opportunity for the communities to strengthen their
cohesion and confidence, to analyse their situation, and to agree their priorities. The
dialogues focus on reviving indigenous knowledge of customary governance systems
and through the process building community cohesion. Ultimately, communities organise
and reach a consensus on how to engage the government after developing Community
Constitutions, eco-ecological maps and calendars and Community Ecological plans that
form the basis for advocating for legal recognition.