Journal article

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.
Report

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.
Working paper

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.
Journal article

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...
Discussion paper

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.
Article

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.
Report

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.
Article

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Strategy

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Article

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.
Article

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.
Conference paper

Relationality: an Indigenous approach to housing design

This paper aims to identify the gap between empirical research in comparison with indigenous ways of knowing, and the sharing of knowledge, regarding culturally appropriate housing design for Indigenous peoples in Australia.