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Ngulla Wellamunagaa Exhibition

Continuity and resurgence: AIATSIS brings focus back to the people in Ngulla Wellamunagaa

5 Dec 2019

'Ngulla Wellamunagaa – Trees that Have Survived and Revived' is now open at the National Museum of Australia.

Vale Sam Watson

28 Nov 2019

Earlier this week, Australia lost one of its most courageous leaders and activists in Sam Watson.

Indigenous Art Market 2019

Indigenous Art Market 2019

Friday, 6 December 2019

Join us on the picturesque Acton Peninsula for the 2019 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market.

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

In 2019 the world celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

What is Yolŋu Sign Language?

Yolŋu Sign Language

23 Sep 2019

Yolŋu Sign Language is a unique, endangered sign language of the Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land.

Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards

Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards

2 Sep 2019

The Ken Hale language cards in the AIATSIS Collection number over 3500 and help document various Indigenous languages from

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Our vision is a world in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected, celebrated and valued.