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AIATSIS CEO, Craig Ritchie, speaking at the official launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages

The International Year of Indigenous Languages officially launched

29 Jan 2019

AIATSIS CEO, Craig Ritchie, has heralded a big year ahead in 2019, the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL)

Stanner Reading Room Opening Hours

Stanner Reading Room Opening Hours

29 Jan 2019

The Stanner Reading Room is open to the general public from 10am to 1pm weekdays, as of January 2019

Australian Aboriginal Studies cover

Photostory and relatedness methodology

18 Jan 2019

The latest edition of Australian Aboriginal Studies is now available, with a feature article by Jessa Rogers on the beginning of an Aboriginal–Kanaka Maoli research journey.

AIATSIS statement on the recommendation of the establishment of a National Resting Place

7 Dec 2018

Professor Michael McDaniel welcomed the recent release of the final report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Upcoming events


2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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


NTRB Legal Workshop 2019

In 2019, AIATSIS will again partner with the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and...


Culture and Policy Symposium

The public symposium will focus on how Indigenous cultures can be defined in ways that are...

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.

Last reviewed: 13 Mar 2015