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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.

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 postponed

Wentworth Lecture 2022 postponed

Due to illness, this event has been rescheduled for March 2023. Professor Greg Lehman is a descendant of the Trawulwuy people of northeast Tasmania and is a well-known 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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