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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

Aboriginal man in dark polo shirt, cap and sunglasses leans close to an ochre coloured rocky.
11 Dec 2019
Kado Muir tells some of the stories of the Country where his mother grew up.
Indigenous man in brimmed hat, purple and white shirt and dark trousers and Indigenous woman in red flowery top and dark skirt stand either side of a large sign which says Cheers from the heart of Yam Island. In the background is a building and wire fence
9 Dec 2019
As part of the Torres Strait Regional Authority’s (TSRA) 25th Anniversary, the leadership team visited Iama on Friday 29 November to celebrate local and regional achievements.
Two Aboriginal women in crimson t-shirts, one wearing a brown brimmed hat and the other with grey hair and wearing sunglasses, look to camera. In the background is green grass and trees.
4 Dec 2019
Two mountains in Central Queensland have been given back their traditional names.

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