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In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.
This project is a strong example of how support from a large organisation (the State Library of Western Australia) can assist local people (Mowanjum Community) with their project to deliver culturally appropriate digitalaccess to important collections.
The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre (MAACC)...
This literature review surveys writing about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft sector of remote Australia. The review has been compiled as a foundational text for the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies’ research project being undertaken by the CRC for...
In 2007, Australia’s Commonwealth Government took a dramatic new approach to the governance of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ aimed to combat abuse and violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching changes to welfare administration, employment programmes and policing....
This is an opportunistic and dangerous book, which rides on the back of advocacy by First Nations Peoples (and other Nations) for the return of stolen cultural property and human remains. It is worth taking seriously because it has reached a wide audience, in particular...
Aboriginal suicide is different: that’s one of the key messages that came out of the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention conference in May this year. Other messages follow from that one: local communities know best how to understand causes and build solutions;...
Launched by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in December 2015, the Indigenous Investment Principles (the ‘Principles’) are a community guide to thinking about the purpose, governance and investment of financial resources to enhance and protect community interests, particularly culture and heritage. It is hoped, the...
This report is an outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australia Council and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNSECO) Bangkok to promote cultural diversity in the Asia-Pacific, signed in 2012. The report aims to contribute to understanding and debate of...
Presents a selection of life stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ex-servicemen and women who served in the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force after World War Two.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been protecting country since time...
Have the funding cuts to Indigenous organisations impacted on the ability of those groups to be heard in the mainstream media? And is there less coverage of Aboriginal issues than in the past?