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2014

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...

Stewart Sutherland receives his award from Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue. Photo James Henry Photography, courtesy The Lowitja Institute.

AIATSIS academic wins prestigious Lowitja Institute Student of the Year Award

20 Mar 2014

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies’ (AIATSIS) Research Fellow in Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Mr. Stewart Sutherland, was announced as the winner of the prestigious Lowitja Institute Student...

Staff and invited guests gathered at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Thursday 6 March, to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate the announcement of the 2014 Shirley Ann Williams award winner – Grace Koch

2014 Shirley Ann Williams Award winner announced

6 Mar 2014

Staff and invited guests gathered at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Thursday 6 March, to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate the announcement of the 2014 Shirley Ann Williams award winner...

Balgabalgar sign

Indigenous languages link to health and well-being

5 Mar 2014

Results of the National Indigenous Languages Survey 2 (NILS 2) released today, paint a complex picture of the current state of health of Indigenous languages in Australia, but also show a growing recognition of their value as elements of identity...

Arresting incarceration

Arresting incarceration

4 Mar 2014

Aboriginal Australians are nearly 18 times more likely than non-Aboriginal Australians to end up in prison. This is six times larger than the disparity between African-American and white imprisonment rates in the United States.

Exploring urban identities and histories and Gardens of discontent: health and horticulture in remote Aboriginal Australia

Two new AIATSIS research publications

4 Mar 2014

The research program is pleased to announce two new AIATSIS research publications, both of which can be downloaded free of charge from the AIATSIS website.

John Paul Janke holding the Reconciliation Action Plan

AIATSIS leads the way to Reconciliation

24 Feb 2014

AIATSIS has become the first Australian Government organisation to achieve the prestigious ‘Elevate’ status for its Reconciliation Action Plan - a classification seen as the new gold standard of RAP report benchmarking.

(L to R) Mr Thomas Aeschi, Swiss Ambassador to Australia Mr Marcel Stutz and Dr Stefan Kloetzli are shown a rare book by AIATSIS Librarian Rita Metzenrath.

Ambassador discovers AIATSIS Swiss link

14 Feb 2014

AIATSIS hosted a special delegation from Switzerland today – to their surprise they discovered a Swiss link to AIATSIS’ work deep in the archives.

School children attend the Sea of Hands outside AIATSIS.

Sea of Hands commemorates Apology anniversary

13 Feb 2014

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) created a sea of 15,000 hands this week to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s First Peoples.

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