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2018 National Native Title Conference registrations close Friday 13 April

12 Apr 2018

AIATSIS advises registrations for this year’s National Native Title Conference will close at 5pm AEST, Friday 13 April, 2018.

Ben Silverstein and Craig Ritchie

Launch of new book tracing Aboriginal history

20 Mar 2018

AIATSIS launched new book published by Aboriginal Studies Press Conflict, Adaptation, Transformation: Richard Broome and the practice of...

National Native Title Conference 2018

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

In 2018 the National Native Title Conference will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Kimberly Land Council (KLC), hosted by the Yawuru people on their traditional lands in Broome, Western Australia.

Finding families on film

3 Apr 2018

This year marks 10 years since the National Apology to Australia’s Stolen Generations, 20 years since the Bringing Them Home report and over 30 years since the Stolen Generations were documented in two AIATSIS films.

Sea of Hands

From Art Petition to the People's Movement for Reconciliation

10 Nov 2017

How did a colourful sculptural installation that started as an innovative form of protest transform into an enduring symbol of Non Indigenous community aspirations to be reconciled with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders?

Audiovisual Heritage of Torres Strait Singing and Dancing

27 Oct 2017

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage raises awareness about the importance and vulnerability of audiovisual collections. For AIATSIS the content at risk includes recordings of Aboriginal cultural, social and political life from the 1940s to early 2000s.

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"The role of AIATSIS is important because it is the major repository for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies ... to make sure not only that these things are preserved and maintained and looked after, but are available for future generations."

Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM, former Chairperson, AIATSIS Council