Strengthening Australia’s First Languages

7 Jul 2017

Increased access to language materials, and collaboration on and promotion of language projects are the focus of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding

Anonymous child artist, The golden road, c. 1949. Pastel on paper, 280 x 385 mm. From the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Art, reproduced with permission of the Carrolup Elders Reference Group

Koolark koort koorliny: reconciliation, art and storytelling in an Australian Aboriginal community

20 Jun 2017

In Nyungar Country, in the south-west corner of Western Australia, reconciliation has taken a significant step forward as the whole community expe­riences the healing effect of the Carrolup artworks.

Gugu Badhun people and authors at the book launch in Townsville.

Gugu Badhun: People of the Valley of Lagoons launched

6 Jun 2017

Gugu Badhun: People of the Valley of Lagoons by Yvonne Cadet-James, Robert Andrew James, Sue McGinty and Russell McGregor was launched today at the AIATSIS National Native Title Conference 2017.

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Our land is our birth right: #MABO25 and Beyond

2 Jun 2017

The AIATSIS National Native Title Conference 2017, co-convened with the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC), kicks off Monday 5 June, on the traditional lands of the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba people, in Townsville, Queensland. It will be...

Aunty Celia Smith and Granny Monsell campaigning, Brisbane, 1967 (June Bond Collection, AIATSIS)

’67 Referendum website Right Wrongs launched

31 May 2017

The Right Wrongs interactive website, a partnership project between the ABC, NSLA and AIATSIS, launched Monday 29 May, 2017.

Time to hit the National Reconciliation Week Trail

24 May 2017

Australia’s national cultural institutions and Reconciliation Australia have prepared a week-long program of events in Canberra.

Professor Dodson steps down after 26 years

19 May 2017

After over a quarter of a century on the Council, 17 years as its Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM this week has stepped down from the helm of the AIATSIS.

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AIATSIS Council election results

18 May 2017

AIATSIS is pleased to announce the outcome of the recent Council election.

AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie Photo by Steven Rhall

Craig Ritchie announced as new AIATSIS CEO

16 May 2017

AIATSIS Council Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM, announced Dhunghutti/Biripi man Craig Ritchie, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Institute today.

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AIATSIS and IRCA formalise ties

12 May 2017

The permanent preservation of, and access to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultural materials is the focus of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between AIATSIS and IRCA.