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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies


AIATSIS acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

AIATSIS Chair Jodie Sizer

Mabo Lecture

AIATSIS Chairperson Jodie Sizer recently delivered the Mabo Lecture at the 2022 AIATSIS Summit on Kabi Kabi Country, with introductory remarks by the Hon Robert French AC.

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Warlpiri project men’s group at the South Australian Museum

Sacred Warlpiri objects arrive in Central Australia

Seven objects that hold sacred significance for Warlpiri men have arrived in Central Australia on the last leg of their return to Yuendumu.

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Ngurra project site

Ngurra: The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Precinct

The Australian Government has announced its commitment to establish a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct in the heart of the national capital.

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