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2020

Vale Dennis McDermott

8 Apr 2020

AIATSIS was saddened to hear of the passing of leading Aboriginal academic, Professor Dennis McDermott last Friday, 3 April. The Institute would like to extend our deepest condolences to Dennis’ family, friends and everyone who is mourning...

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National Native Title Conference 2020 postponed

13 Mar 2020

The National Native Title Conference 2020 has been postponed to 18-21 October as a result of the changing and widespread impacts of COVID-19.

Nyiyanang wuunggalu (let’s work together) – but on Indigenous terms

26 Feb 2020

Policy influencers across government, community and academic sectors descended on Canberra to hear the insights presented at AIATSIS’ second symposium on culture and policy: Nyiyanang Wuunggalu.

New research reveals mainstream media fails Indigenous political activism

24 Feb 2020

A new book exposing the failures of mainstream media reporting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander political activism has been launched today in Canberra by the renowned journalist and broadcaster, Kerry O’Brien.

Biennale of Sydney and AIATSIS: Working together with local Indigenous communities for cultural renewal and pride

Biennale of Sydney and AIATSIS: Working together with local Indigenous communities for cultural renewal and pride

19 Feb 2020

The Biennale of Sydney and AIATSIS today announced a four year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

2019

AIATSIS CEO Wrap Up of 2019

23 Dec 2019

I want to take this opportunity as people head on a well-deserved break, to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. It has been a very busy year for AIATSIS with many successful activities.

Gangalidda Garawa peoples celebrate the return of their cultural heritage material from Manchester Museum at handover event in Moungibi (Burketown)

19 Dec 2019

Yesterday, the Gangalidda Garawa people gathered to celebrate the return of culturally significant items from the Manchester Museum.

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. His family said that when he passed he was surrounded by loved ones, who held his hand as he made his journey back to the Old People.

Nyamal Nation welcomes the return of cultural heritage material

Nyamal Nation welcomes the return of cultural heritage material

27 Nov 2019

Representatives of the Nyamal Nation participated in a private ceremony yesterday at the Western Australian Museum to welcome cultural he

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