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Culture and Capability

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history and culture is about respect for all Australians.

Supporting culture and making sure Indigenous organisations are capable of delivering quality services to their communities will achieve real results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To make this happen, government and communities need to work together to:

  • generate support for a referendum on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • deliver more cultural projects and activities
  • make sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations are run well
  • encourage more organisations to register under the Corporations (Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Strengthening leadership and culture is critical to ensuring sustainability of Indigenous organisations and communities for future generations.

Recent stories

Old newspaper photo of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander men standing and dressed in coats and trousers overlaid with orange panel with following words: National Reconciliation Week 2018 27 May – 3 June #NRW2018 reconciliation.org.au
22 May 2018

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June and is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements.

Three Aboriginal women stand behind a table covered in handmade products including necklaces and earrings. Behind them are posters with the words Gillawarra Arts on one and Gift of Our E on the other.
17 May 2018

Krystal Hurst is preserving and sharing her culture through Gillawarra Arts, a Canberra based business that creates jewellery from mainly natural items sourced from all over Australia.

15 May 2018

Take a look at how the recent graduates from NAISDA Dance College are already making their mark on the world stage.

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