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Left to right - AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie, Paul Tatz, Professor Colin Tatz, Marcia Ella and Dean Widders standing next to each other at the launch

Black Pearls showcases the strength, resilience and achievement of our Aboriginal and Islander sporting stars

17 May 2018

New publication Black Pearls: The Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame was launched by AIATSIS today.

Return of Cultural Heritage Budget Measure

11 May 2018

AIATSIS has been allocated $2 million over two years to undertake initial scoping work for a new Return of Cultural Heritage budget measure to seek the return of culturally significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander items from overseas. This project will support and facilitate the cultural resurgence of Australia’s First Nation’s peoples.

AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie

National Indigenous Languages Convention Keynote Address - Craig Ritchie

2 May 2018

The AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie delivered the Keynote address at the inaugural National Indigenous Languages Convention on 22 February 2018.

Dr Luise Hercus

Vale Dr Luise Hercus

24 Apr 2018

Dr Luise Anna Hercus AM FAHA, and longtime member of AIATSIS, passed away in Canberra on Sunday 15 April.

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National Native Title Conference 2018

In 2018 the National Native Title Conference will be convened by the Australian Institute of...

Yatdjuligin book launch

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Stanner Award

The Stanner Award

This award is presented biennially to the best academic manuscript written by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander author.

W C Wentworth at the first Wentworth Lecture.

Wentworth lectures

Held biennially, the lecture encourages all Australians to better understand Indigenous studies and issues that go to the heart of our nation.

Last reviewed: 13 Mar 2015