Carolyn Stolfa and Rebecca King leading the Ngunawal language class at Fraser Primary School.

School children benefit from language revival

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

An Indigenous language of the Australian Capital Territory and South East New South Wales region, Ngunawal is now being taught in the...

A foundation for all Australians

A Foundation for all Australians

Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Foundation was launched by the Governor-General, His Excellency,...

The theme for the National Native Title Conference 2015 is leadership, legacy and opportunity.

National Native Title Conference 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Join us for the annual National Native Title Conference 2015, which will be co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Cape York Land Council. This year’s conference will be held on the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people in Port Douglas Queensland.

Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee

A Cost Benefit Analysis of the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee - the economic case for local dispute management services

Monday, 1 June 2015

In 2010 Yuendumu was wracked by conflict.  The Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee (YM&JC) is an innovative, responsive and highly effective Indigenous designed and driven initiative that has succeeded in restoring stability and harmony to the community.  


19 hours 11 min ago

Benefits of #mediation in Yuendumu far outweigh costs http://t.co/olxEwJ7cBQ Free public seminar on 1 June http://t.co/Dvj1RTe5C7


19 hours 57 min ago

New keynotes confirmed for #NativeTitle15: Eastern Kuku Yalanji woman Mary-Anne Port & Jabalbina CEO @JimTurnour http://t.co/sY1UQn7BJO


22 hours 11 min ago

Yuendumu Mediation & Justice Committee successfully restored stability + harmony to community http://t.co/7JoAI3ihPM Benefits outweigh costs


23 hours 29 min ago

Thanks Geoffrey! "@GeoffreyHPowell Education resources from @AIATSIS http://t.co/d9IM3FgKHl"



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