The First Nations Bushfood and Botanical Alliance is an advocacy and economic development Alliance made up of First Nations people and business from across Australia.
The Alliance was launched in May 2020 as a result of a process started at the inaugural National Indigenous Bushfood Symposium in November 2019 and is an industry body which will have state representation on the board to ensure state interests are also acknowledged.
We have 2 membership tiers
1) First Nations individuals
2) First Nations businesses
You can register as an individual and/or business (below)
To qualify for individual membership, you must be a First Nations person operating a bushfood, botanical or related industry business or working for a First Nations business in bushfoods.
To qualify as a First Nations business member your business must be at least 51% First Nations owned.
Individual Membership - Annual Subscription
Sponsored price : 0
Original Price: 100
Benefits of joining
Business Listing on website directory
Promotion on social media
Opportunity to promote at Alliance run events
Opportunity to feature in Alliance newsletter
Individual members will have full voting rights at General Meetings and AGM
Receive a logo of Certification
The Alliance will be working to deliver the key action items coming out of the Symposium which are:
Implementing protocols to set national standards on how to work with First Nations people in the industry:
Provenance and authenticity: to protect First Nation producers, respect our protocols and recognise our custodianship.
Changes to the law: to respect and protect First Nations knowledge in bushfoods and bush products should be protected by the laws of this land and business practice. This includes intellectual property; penalties for misappropriation and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.
Education and Awareness: promote respect for our First Nations Knowledge values and protocols.
Your application for Membership will be assessed at the next board meeting and if successful, a link will be sent to your email address to setup your password.
These are some of the following checks the Alliance will need to verify 51% First Nation Owned and Operated Businesses
The Alliance will cross reference with ASIC databases to verify ownership and shareholdings
Verify Certificate of Aboriginality of owners listed on the application and with ASIC
Confirm management and ownership of Aboriginal parties via shareholder agreements and company delegation of authority documents
Conduct interviews and or site visits to verify location, management and ownership of the business if required
Confirm the number of Aboriginal employees
Confirm Supply Nation certification
Expression of interest to join the First Nations Bushfood & Botanical Alliance Australia.
Join as an individual member and/or register your business too.
Have a copy of of your confirmation of Aboriginality ready to upload with your application and proof of at least 51% First Nation business ownership if you would like to register your business