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Time to hit the National Reconciliation Week Trail

24 May 2017

Australia’s national cultural institutions and Reconciliation Australia have prepared a week-long program of events in Canberra.

Professor Dodson steps down after 26 years

19 May 2017

After over a quarter of a century on the Council, 17 years as its Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM this week has stepped down from the helm of the AIATSIS.

AIATSIS building

AIATSIS Council election results

18 May 2017

AIATSIS is pleased to announce the outcome of the recent Council election.

AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie Photo by Steven Rhall

Craig Ritchie announced as new AIATSIS CEO

16 May 2017

AIATSIS Council Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM, announced Dhunghutti/Biripi man Craig Ritchie, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Institute today.

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National Native Title Conference 2017

In 2017 the annual National Native Title Conference will be convened by AIATSIS and the North...

Yatdjuligin book launch

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Stanner Award

The Stanner Award

This award is presented biennially to the best academic manuscript written by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander author.

W C Wentworth at the first Wentworth Lecture.

Wentworth lectures

Held biennially, the lecture encourages all Australians to better understand Indigenous studies and issues that go to the heart of our nation.