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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

Indigenous woman dressed in black prepares multiple food dishes on stainless steel bench with fellow chefs in the background.
7 Feb 2017

Seven Aboriginal Certificate III Hospitality students from TAFE Western Wilcannia have returned from the Kambarang food festival in triumph, where they not only built their skills for future employment, but showcased their passion for food to some of the world’s best chefs.

Indigenous woman standing in front of a large grey and white and blue painting of black hands and white waterfalls and the word ABMUSIC at the top.
14 Dec 2016

Abmusic supports and trains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young and old, to become musicians and get involved in the music industry.

Graphical image of three Indigenous people dressed in naval, army and airforce uniforms but their images reflected in pool showing traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dress
11 Nov 2016

On this Remembrance Day, Indigenous.gov.au honours those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served and continue to serve in Australia’s armed forces.