Cultural identity



Working paper

Relationships between the use of Indigenous languages and wellbeing indicators in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, 2014–15

Using data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) and applying cross-sectional regressions, this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators for the New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory...
Report

Connection to community

Connections to community are an important source of resilience for Indigenous Australians. This paper discusses several protective factors resulting from community connection that work to prevent suicide by strengthening resilience and increasing social and emotional wellbeing.
Report

Negotiating multiple identities: intersecting identities among Māori, Pacific, rainbow and disabled young people

In this report, the authors use Youth19 data to explore the wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand secondary school students with multiple social identities.
Discussion paper

Performing arts advocacy in Australia

This discussion paper outlines long-term trends in performing arts attendance and finances, as well as providing analysis of the impact of COVID-19. The paper also suggests how advocacy for the performing arts could be improved.
Guide

Asserting the modern matriarchy

The purpose of this guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment.
Report

Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag: report

The Senate Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag was established in September 2020 to inquire into and report on current and former copyright and licensing arrangements for the Aboriginal flag design. This report outlines the Committee's recommendations.
Policy

Many voices: Indigenous languages policy

This policy has been developed to support Queensland activities that help preserve, grow and strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional and contemporary languages.
Position paper

Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian general practice

This position statement outlines the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' views on identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in general practice settings.
Guide

'... Country can’t hear English ...'

This guide attempts to describe how to implement what is commonly understood to be contemporary cultural determinants of health.
Discussion paper

Observing the Strong Culture, Strong Families program as an innovative Indigenous justice program and more

The purpose of this paper is to report the observations of the Strong Culture, Strong Families program run for Aboriginal male detainees and their families in the Alexander Maconachie Centre, which is a prison and remand centre in the Australian Capital Territory.
Journal article

Defining, controlling and analysing Indigenous data: commitment to historical consistency or commitment to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?

This study was conducted to ascertian whether Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people prefer being asked whether they ‘identify’ as Aborigonal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or if they are of Aboriginal and/or Tores Strait Islander ‘origin'.
Journal article

Ethnic-racial identity affirmation: validation in Aboriginal Australian children

Positive attitudes towards ethnic-racial identity (ERI) is a key factor in Aboriginal Australian children’s development. This study aims to offer evidence of construct and criterion validity, reliability, and measurement invariance of a brief measure of Aboriginal children’s ERI affirmation.
Journal article

Refiguring global construction challenges through ethnography

As our more recent work has shown, ethnographic engagements in the construction industry reveal social, experiential and often unspoken ways of knowing. It is vital to understand these aspects in order to address any of the industry’s enduring challenges, such as worker training and safety...
Position paper

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient identification – 2019: position statement

Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients is a point of concern across all specialties due to the impact under-identification has on data quality. AIDA advocates for best practice in patient identification and recognise its importance in the development of policy and services for...
Journal article

Navigating “mixedness”: the information behaviours and experiences of biracial youth in Australia

In the current racial climate of Australia, biracial Australians are left to choose between two or more identities on how to behave in attempts to fit binary racial groups and expectations. In an effort to understand the lived experience of biracial youth in Australia, this...
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

The aim of this report was to examine the outcomes for Aboriginal children placed into out-of-home care in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS).
Transcript

Strong and smart: investing in Indigenous children

Education and skills open the door to a good life in Australia. But a sizeable gap persists in school participation and attainment between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. What strategies will spread opportunity and improve outcomes?
Report

Aboriginal identification in NSW: the way forward

The Aboriginal self-identification project sought to understand why Aboriginal people identify as Aboriginal when using various government services.
Thesis

Towards a Samoan postcolonial reading of discipleship in the Matthean gospel

The characteristics of traditional discipleship taught and practiced in Samoan society reflect the consideration of the church’s needs and demands which are more important than family. For example, one characteristic of becoming a disciple is that he or she is expected to abandon his or...
Conference paper

Darwin after dark: illuminating suburban atmospheres

In Australian cities, culturally diverse suburban landscapes are often sensed as discomforting sites of fear and anxiety, particularly after dark. This paper draws on the contemporary literature on affective atmospheres to show how racialised Indigenous and asylum seeker bodies become present in different ways in...