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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.

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Live now! Indigenous Art Market 2022

Join us online for this year's AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market and support the ethical purchase of authentic Australian Indigenous art.

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Warumungu return, Dunedin New Zealand

Handover of Warumungu cultural material at Otago museum

Six culturally-important items belonging to Warumungu people have left the Tūhura Otago Museum in Dunedin in New Zealand to travel to Australia following a handover ceremony.

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Wentworth Lecture 2022, Greg Lehman

The Wentworth Lecture

Join us online and hear from Professor Greg Lehman, a descendant of the Trawulwuy people of northeast Tasmania and well-known Tasmanian art historian, curator, essayist and commentator on Indigenous identity and place.

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2023 AIATSIS Summit

AIATSIS Summit 2023

Join us on Noongar boodja (Country) for the AIATSIS Summit 2023, co-convened with South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.

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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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