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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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The Russell Taylor Oration 2022

The Russell Taylor Oration celebrates the achievements and contributions of prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the public service and aims to inspire the next generation of First Nations talent in the public sector.

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Six cultural objects of Warumungu origin to return from NZ museum

After an absence of over a century, six Warumungu objects will return to Australia following discussions between AIATSIS, the Warumungu community of the Tennant Creek region and the Tūhura Otago Museum in Dunedin in New Zealand.

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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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Stanner Award entries open 2023

2023 Stanner Award now open for entries

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars and academics are invited to submit their unpublished manuscripts for consideration. Entries close on 28 February 2023.

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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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