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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 connecting to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Black, White and Exempt book cover

Exemption: The high price of freedom

Join the authors of Black, White and Exempt: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under exemption in a live panel discussion about a lesser-known part of Australia’s dark histories: Aboriginal Exemption.

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2021 AIATSIS Summit

Summit registrations now open

Join us in 2021 for the AIATSIS Summit on Kaurna Yerta land at the Adelaide Convention Centre. For the first time ever the AIATSIS National Native Title Conference and the National Indigenous Research Conference will be held together over five days.

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AIATSIS building, temporary alternative access

Alternative access to our building

Our main building entrance will be undergoing improvements throughout February and March. Public access will be available via a rear entrance.

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