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IYIL 50c coin launched

10 Apr 2019

Launched in Adelaide on Tuesday 9 April, the coin was produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with AIATSIS.

AIATSIS statement on the Report on the inquiry into Canberra's national institutions

4 Apr 2019

AIATSIS welcomes the release of 'Telling Australia's story - and why it's important' report.

Our Mob Served – a vivid picture of Indigenous war service

28 Mar 2019

The oral histories and treasured family photographs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women create a vivid picture of Indigenous war service in this new book.

IYIL2019: Australian Government Action Plan

26 Mar 2019

The Australian Government has released an Action Plan as part of its commitment to supporting the preservation, revival, promotion and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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


Indigenous Youth in Governance Masterclass 2019

In June 2019, the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) in partnership with the Lowitja...


AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 2019

AIATSIS will co-convene the AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference with QUT in 2019, and...

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