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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.

For specific advice about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, personal ancestry or proof of Aboriginality, contact the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Recent stories

A spear with a flint head is held by an old Aboriginal hand.
17 Jan 2019

The award winning film Ngambi, which has its television premiere on NITV, follows Roy Wuyŋumbi Ashley as he shares an all-encompassing story of Wagilak identity, culture and law.

The first image shows 3 adult male footballers on a grassy oval on a sunny day. One is facing the camera, the others are facing away from the camera.The second image is an action shot of 2 girls of late primary school age on a grassy oval playing football
9 Jan 2019

A surge in popularity has pushed the National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout competition to new heights, attracting more than 500 players to Dubbo last month.

Indigenous Primary School teacher standing front of Indigenous artwork of Honey ants and dots in circles on a brown background.
7 Jan 2019

Primary School teacher, Rosemaree Whitehead shares and recommends her 3 favourite Indigenous based films with us, just in time for the school holidays.

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