Building cultural intelligence to become a better regulator
This article discusses the evolving context in Australia and New Zealand that is beginning to prioritise culturally responsive learning to inform regulatory decisions and to make better public policy.
Reckoning with settler colonial cities: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts
This SOAC 2021 conference track includes research papers, provocations, panel discussions, or other forms of knowledge sharing and creation related to understanding the conditions, mechanisms, practices and experiences of settler-colonial urbanism.
Indigenous women’s voices: 20 years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies
When Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies was first published, it ignited a passion for research change that respected Indigenous peoples and knowledges, and campaigned to reclaim Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Twenty years on, this collection celebrates the breadth and depth of how Indigenous...
The path is made by walking: knowledge, policy design and impact in Indigenous policymaking
The central thrust of this article is that modernist state interventions, such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy enterprise, fail because they pay no attention to the knowledge, perspectives and practices embodied in and created by Indigenous people.
Profiling excellence: Indigenous knowledge translation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the experts in knowledge translation. Research, evaluation and communication – these actions have been part of their culture for countless generations. In this publication, the authors provide several examples of Indigenous knowledge translation in practice.
Cultural burning in New South Wales: challenges and opportunities for policy makers and Aboriginal peoples
Drawing on the history of Caring for Country in northern and central Australia, and current developments to support Aboriginal people in southern temperate Australia, this paper maps the challenges and opportunities to support cultural land management programs in New South Wales.
Talking about the ‘r’ word: a right to a health system that is free of racism
This paper provides a conceptual model of practice, working at the cultural interface where knowledges are valued and innovations can occur. This model of practice is where knowledges and cultures can co-exist, and it could be the answer to Closing the Gap in life expectancy...
Unwelcoming and reluctant to help: bushfire recovery hasn’t considered Aboriginal culture — but things are finally starting to change
This article explores how First Nations methodologies can be applied in disaster affected Indigenous communities.
Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It’s time to consider similar approaches for other disasters
This article explores how blending modern scientific knowledge with traditional Indigenous land management practices can reduce bushfire risk.
Indigenous Knowledge consultation paper
In this consultation paper, Intellectual Property (IP) Australia aims to enhance Australia’s IP system to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to benefit from and protect their Indigenous Knowledge.
Principles guiding ethical research in a collaboration to strengthen Indigenous primary healthcare in Australia: learning from experience
This paper explores culturally collaborative approaches to improve Indigenous health research.
Preserve, strengthen and renew in community project report
This report synthesises the main research findings that emerged from the Preserve, Strengthen and Renew in Community (PSR) project.
Wiyi yani u thangani (Women’s voices): securing our rights, securing our future—report
This report builds upon past research work through a strengths-based national engagement process, seeking community reflections on the status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls’ rights over the past 34 years, and into the present day.
Wellbeing and healing through connection and culture
This review summarises the emerging research and knowledge, key themes and principles surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and concepts of healing and social and emotional wellbeing as they relate to suicide prevention.
Protocols for using First Nations cultural and intellectual property in the arts
This protocol guide spells out clearly the legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in arts and cultural projects.
Aboriginal participatory action research: an Indigenous research methodology strengthening decolonisation and social and emotional wellbeing
This report articulates how and why Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies need to be recognised as critical components of research to improve social and emotional wellbeing for First Nations people.
Native grains from paddock to plate
This study presents a project investigating the economic, environmental and social features of the ancient native grains food system of Aboriginal people in the modern world.
Return of Cultural Heritage project 2018-2020
This document summarises the findings of the Return of Cultural Heritage (RoCH) project led by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). It is supported by a series of community case study reports which provide further detail on the community partnerships...
National Indigenous languages report
This report supports what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have consistently asserted about the importance of language; speaking language provides cultural, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities and the nation.
Our Knowledge Our Way in caring for Country
These guidelines are a key output from a project of the Australian government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), Northern Australia Environmental Resources (NAER) Hub, titled Knowledge Brokering for Indigenous Land Management.
Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence
This is an exploratory study that has aimed to bring to light some perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Tiwi Islands, Mornington Peninsula and Darwin on family violence, with an emphasis on the positive role law and culture plays...
Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here’s how
This article explores how to better address the missed targets in the 2020 Closing the Gap Report.
Australia, you have unfinished business. It’s time to let our ‘fire people’ care for this land
This article explores why Australia needs to incorporate Aboriginal knowledge to tackle future bushfire crises.
Why self-determination is vital for Indigenous communities to beat coronavirus
Compared to the past, Indigenous people have been more able to take measures to protect their communities from disease. To beat COVID-19, Indigenous self-determination is vital.
Tall ship tales: oral accounts illuminate past encounters and objects, but we need to get our story straight
Researchers reflect on what happened when Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, and how it shapes Australians today.