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2014

AIATSIS Library staff in May 2014.

AIATSIS Library wins national award

20 May 2014

Announced as part of the Library and Information Week 2014 celebrations, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has been named Australia’s Favourite Government Library by the Australian public.

AIATSIS Council elections 2014

12 May 2014

Statement from AIATSIS Principal regarding the recent election for the AIATSIS Council.

Living with Native Title from the bush to the sea 2014

National Native Title Conference 2-4 June 2014 - Registrations now open

7 May 2014

This year’s National Native Title Conference theme is Living with Native Title from the Bush to the Sea. Hosted by the Gumbaynggirr people, traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region, the conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour...

The Governor General shakes AIATSIS Principal Russel Taylor's hand.

Governor General sights rare record of Indigenous War Service

22 Apr 2014

The Governor-General of Australia visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), within a month of taking office.

A delegation from the National Committee for Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam with AIATSIS Deputy Principal, Michelle Patterson.

Vietnamese fact finding mission at AIATSIS

2 Apr 2014

A delegation from the National Committee for Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) today on a fact finding mission.

calling the shots book cover

Calling the shots: Aboriginal photographies

1 Apr 2014

Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants.

Professor Martin Nakata giving his keynote presentation at the 2014 National Indigenous Studies Conference

National Indigenous Studies Conference 2014 a great success

31 Mar 2014

From the 26 – 28 March 2014, AIATSIS held its biennial Indigenous Studies Conference with the theme ’Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking: 50 years on’.  

Big Bill’s granddaughter, Natasha Nadji hands the film to AIATSIS Chair Mick Dodson during the ceremony.

Kakadu Man Story journeys to Canberra

25 Mar 2014

Thirty dancers, singers and ceremonial elders from Arnhem Land converged on Reconciliation Place in Canberra Tuesday 25 March, to re-enact an ancient Aboriginal Lorrkkon Ceremony honouring Big Bill Neidjie – affectionately known as The Kakadu Man...

Stewart Sutherland receives his award from Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue. Photo James Henry Photography, courtesy The Lowitja Institute.

AIATSIS academic wins prestigious Lowitja Institute Student of the Year Award

20 Mar 2014

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies’ (AIATSIS) Research Fellow in Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Mr. Stewart Sutherland, was announced as the winner of the prestigious Lowitja Institute Student...

Staff and invited guests gathered at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Thursday 6 March, to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate the announcement of the 2014 Shirley Ann Williams award winner – Grace Koch

2014 Shirley Ann Williams Award winner announced

6 Mar 2014

Staff and invited guests gathered at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Thursday 6 March, to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate the announcement of the 2014 Shirley Ann Williams award winner...

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