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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

Orange, red, green and brown figures representing the letter i in L shape bend around the words: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On the orange is 9 August.
8 Aug 2017

August 9 is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and this year’s theme is devoted to the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

An Indigenous woman in brown coat stands with five children in a room with stacked chairs in the background and a table with craft making items.
7 Aug 2017

Ceremonial Ripples 2017, held at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba, explored the past through workshops, to help approximately 100 Grade 4 students understand the present and connect with the future.

An Aboriginal woman in a colourful top holds a large blue plate.
2 Aug 2017

Singer, songwriter, playwright, actor, photographer and artist Elverina Johnson is the 2017 National NAIDOC Artist of the Year.