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AIATSIS CEO leads national delegation

10 Jul 2017

AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie will lead the Australian Government delegation to the tenth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of...

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...

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Family members of some of the Bininj contributors pictured here with editor Murray Garde

Searching for Something About Emus

5 Jul 2017

I had been living and working in western Arnhem Land since the late 1980s and had learned languages which linguists now collectively refer to as Bininj Kunwok, so the obvious thing to do was to record the stories in the first language of those people who had expert knowledge about ngurrurdu or kurdukadji ‘the emu’.

Revitalising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge

16 Jun 2017

AIATSIS staff travelled to the Kiwirrkurra community to run the first workshop of a pilot project – ‘Keeping the Desert Stories Alive’

My time as a Youth Parliamentarian

2 Jun 2017

On the morning of the 28 March I received a call from the Australian Electoral Commission informing me that my application to the Nationa

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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, Chairperson, AIATSIS Council