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ASP partners with IndigenousX

2 Jul 2015

Aboriginal Studies Press is delighted to be partnering with IndigenousX, introducing and promoting our books and materials to one of the...

Old Man’s story: The last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie

1 Jul 2015

Old Man’s story shares the remarkable story of one of Australia’s most respected elders and traditional land owners, ‘Big Bill’ Neidjie.

A portrait of an unidentified Aboriginal woman holding a baby

We all Stand on Sacred Ground Exhibition

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and identity are centred on an intimate relationship to their land and an obligat


1 day 3 hours ago

Weekend reading: @PPDaley's article on Anthony Martin Fernando: Aboriginal activist in London http://t.co/yvoaHi3KGo http://t.co/o6Z1CDKY69


1 day 4 hours ago

Was great to have our @RecAustralia friends over for the big event! Hope you enjoyed the tour, the progress update and delicious TS food.


1 day 6 hours ago

Great interview @caama! Ngunawal elder and custodian Glen Freeman talks Keeping Language Alive http://t.co/VD2m8R0KV0 http://t.co/OAxectDVsV


1 day 23 hours ago

RAPs driving social change + improving economic opportunities says Dr Tom Calma today at our RAP event @RecAustralia http://t.co/PH37B7pRG1



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Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM, Chairperson, AIATSIS Council