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Featured essays

Education

Chris Sarra

Dr Chris Sarra

Executive Director Stronger, Smarter Institute Queensland University of Technology
Co-chair Elect, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

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International representation

Les Malezer

Les Malezer

Delegate, United Nations Committee of Indigenous Issues

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Land rights

John Ah Kit

John Ah Kit

Jawoyn Elder, land rights campaigner, former NLC Director and the first Indigenous Minister in an NT Government

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Pastor Ossie Cruse

Pastor Ossie Cruse

Yuin and Monaro Elder, land rights campaigner (NSW), and former NSWALC chairman

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Media

Rhoda Roberts

Rhoda Roberts

Journalist and gallery owner Artistic Director Events, Saltwater Freshwater Festival. Voice for our people

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Reconciliation

Mick Dodson

Mick Dodson

Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia

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AIATSIS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community.

We pay our respects to elders past and present.

Featured essays | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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