Jodie Dowd

Jodie to intern at the Smithsonian

25 May 2016

This week Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) staff member Jodie Dowd is travelling from...

Pictures From My Memory: My story as a Ngaatjatjarra woman

18 May 2016

Pictures From My Memory is the compelling autobiographical account of Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis’ life as a Ngaatjatjarra woman from the...

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National Native Title Conference 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The National Native Title Conference 2016 'strong culture, strong country, strong future' will be held from Wednesday 1 - Friday 3 June at The Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory. 

First Nations Women in Governance

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, in conjunction with AIATSIS, would like to invite you to a lunchtime talk by Michelle Deshong, Fulbright Scholar.


3 weeks 2 days ago

We're recruiting ATM: Online Comms Manager; Volunteer Coordinator & Snr Archive Officer (Moving Image): Visit https://t.co/OK1UWCzcJ5


3 weeks 5 days ago

Hi. You can buy the map at https://t.co/lpapA4XdGF where we've attempted to represent all the Indigenous nations.


4 weeks 11 hours ago

's Seminar on Cultural safety in policy & practice at AIATSIS today is underway. #CSPP2016 https://t.co/yy2tU3xLkR


4 weeks 12 hours ago

Our Deputy CE0 Craig Ritchie speaking at #CSPP2016 - a Cultural safety in policy & practice seminar by https://t.co/ExT9YRbpLJ



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