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2014

Alana Harris at After 200 Years - Parliament House

After 200 Years Revisited - Photographic Exhibit at Parliament House

26 May 2014

The After 200 Years photographic exhibition opened to the public over the weekend at Parliament House as part of 50th anniversary celebrations of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Australian Heritage Council chair Professor Carmen Lawrence presents David Johnson with the 2014 Sharon Sullivan National Heritage Award.

AIATSIS member wins national heritage award

23 May 2014

Mr Dave Johnston was announced as the first Indigenous winner of the 2014 Sharon Sullivan National Heritage Award in Canberra this week.

AIATSIS Library staff in May 2014.

AIATSIS Library wins national award

20 May 2014

Announced as part of the Library and Information Week 2014 celebrations, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has been named Australia’s Favourite Government Library by the Australian public.

AIATSIS Council elections 2014

12 May 2014

Statement from AIATSIS Principal regarding the recent election for the AIATSIS Council.

Living with Native Title from the bush to the sea 2014

National Native Title Conference 2-4 June 2014 - Registrations now open

7 May 2014

This year’s National Native Title Conference theme is Living with Native Title from the Bush to the Sea. Hosted by the Gumbaynggirr people, traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region, the conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour...

The Governor General shakes AIATSIS Principal Russel Taylor's hand.

Governor General sights rare record of Indigenous War Service

22 Apr 2014

The Governor-General of Australia visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), within a month of taking office.

A delegation from the National Committee for Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam with AIATSIS Deputy Principal, Michelle Patterson.

Vietnamese fact finding mission at AIATSIS

2 Apr 2014

A delegation from the National Committee for Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) today on a fact finding mission.

calling the shots book cover

Calling the shots: Aboriginal photographies

1 Apr 2014

Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants.

Professor Martin Nakata giving his keynote presentation at the 2014 National Indigenous Studies Conference

National Indigenous Studies Conference 2014 a great success

31 Mar 2014

From the 26 – 28 March 2014, AIATSIS held its biennial Indigenous Studies Conference with the theme ’Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking: 50 years on’.  

Big Bill’s granddaughter, Natasha Nadji hands the film to AIATSIS Chair Mick Dodson during the ceremony.

Kakadu Man Story journeys to Canberra

25 Mar 2014

Thirty dancers, singers and ceremonial elders from Arnhem Land converged on Reconciliation Place in Canberra Tuesday 25 March, to re-enact an ancient Aboriginal Lorrkkon Ceremony honouring Big Bill Neidjie – affectionately known as The Kakadu Man...

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