Join the Indigenous Governance Network

The Indigenous Governance Network platform brings together individuals and organisations from across Australia to connect on Indigenous Governance.

Reconciliation Australia, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute, is proud to announce the launch of Australia’s first Indigenous Governance Network

The Indigenous Governance Network brings together individuals and organisations from across Australia to learn, share, and celebrate First Nations governance and self-determination.

The Network is an online space to connect and grow within a strong community of like-minded professionals, led and informed by Indigenous governance practitioners.

Network membership 

Membership of the Indigenous Governance Network is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals that are passionate about Indigenous governance.

Your membership gives you access to:

  • up-to-date resources and Indigenous governance case studies
  • latest news and shared stories of success
  • networking and peer to peer connection
  • a quarterly newsletter.


Join us at the beginning of the Indigenous Governance Network’s journey by becoming a member and contributing to our community’s achievements.

Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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