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Announcements | 7 Nov 2016

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed next year’s national NAIDOC theme: Our Languages Matter.

Announced today, the theme focuses on the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Minister Scullion said Our Languages Matter was a great theme that would celebrate the role Indigenous languages played in cultural identity.

Announcements | 1 Nov 2016

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed the Kuruma Marthudunera (Part A) native determination delivered at a hearing of the Federal Court of Australia in the Pilbara region of Western Australia today.

The native title determination, handed down at a hearing at Mindoona, near Pannawonica, covers an area of approximately 4109 square kilometres in the upper reaches of the Robe River and Hamersley Ranges.

Announcements | 13 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government will provide $22.8 million to support a range of projects across the country that will strengthen Indigenous language and showcase traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural and artistic expression.

Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said that of this investment, more than $5 million would support a range of Indigenous language and arts projects across the NT.

Announcements | 9 Sep 2016

The Australian Government has today announced it will provide $70,000 to the Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival in the Torres Strait.

The four-day cultural festival will be hosted by the Torres Shire Council on Thursday Island next week (13 to 16 September) and feature more than 400 performers and artists from more than 20 communities.

Founded in the late 1980s, this biennial event is one of the most significant cultural gatherings for Torres Strait Islanders with more than 5000 people coming together to celebrate and share traditional culture.

Announcements | 7 Sep 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in remote Australia can now apply to receive support and be empowered to archive and preserve their audiovisual cultural heritage.

Announcements | 8 Aug 2016

August 9 is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People's. This year the day is devoted to the right of indigenous peoples to education. 

Announcements | 5 Aug 2016

Six awardees will embark on three-month intensive internships in Australia and the United Kingdom after being chosen for the inaugural 2016 Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships.

The six recipients have been selected from applicants from across the country and come from the Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, New South Wales, West Australia and the Northern Territory. The awardees include cultural heritage workers, artists, curators, conservators and cultural educators.

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Announcements | 1 Aug 2016

There are Ten incredible Indigenous athletes heading to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Announcements | 12 Jul 2016

The winner of the 2016 Working on Country's photography competition People's Choice Award has been decided.

Announcements | 7 Jul 2016

Can you sing a song in the traditional language of your area? Enter the ABC's Indigenous language song competition before 10 August 2016.