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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.

Stanner Reading Room closure

5 Dec 2018

The Stanner Reading Room and Client Access rooms will be closed between the 24th of December and the 2nd of January due to the Christmas shut down.

cropped image of the Lynnice Church painting Welcome To Ngunnawal Country

Largest ever AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market this weekend

4 Dec 2018

Artists will travel over 20,000km this week to bring their works to Canberra for the 2018 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market.

Vale Mrs Ernestine Bonita Mabo AO

27 Nov 2018

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) send their deepest condolences to the Mabo family.

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NTRB Legal Workshop 2019

Native Title Representative Body and Service Provider (NTRB) lawyers are at the forefront of native...


AIATSIS National Indigenous 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