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It is important to critically evaluate all information found on the Web. The following sites represent a small selection of the potentially relevant Australian links and may act as a starting point.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
The list of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and many more useful links.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resource portal
This portal brings together a range of public resources about the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This information may be especially helpful for early childhood education and care (ECEC) Services and primary schools working through the KidsMatter framework.
Aboriginal Australia Art & Culture Centre
100% Aboriginal owned and operated, based in Alice Springs. This centre maintains a comprehensive website with information about Aboriginal art, music, the Aboriginal Flag, and Arrernte culture.
Aboriginal Australians family history State Library of NSW
Are you tracing your family history and don't know where to start? Use this guide to find key family history resources, some of which are specific to Aboriginal Australians.
AusAnthrop: Australian Aboriginal Tribal Database
An on-line database on Australian Aboriginal tribes, nations, languages, and dialectal groups. The database contains alternative names, some places of location, bibliogrpahic references, a links to archival files at the South Australian Museum, linguistic classifications such as those by the Summer Institute of Linguistics and the AIATSAIATSIS (Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies), as well as the name given in EAA (Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia).
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission is the new name of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament. We are an independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Aims to contribute to 'closing the gap' in health between Indigenous and other Australians by informing practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS is the world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past and present. The Institute undertakes and encourages scholarly, ethical community-based research, holds a collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Indigenous Studies, and has its own publishing house.
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)
ANTaR is the preeminent non-Indigenous national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights - and overcoming the disadvantage - of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
ANTaR campaigns nationally on key issues such as Close The Gap, reducing Aboriginal incarceration, eliminating violence and abuse, constitutional change, racism and other significant Indigenous causes.
Desert Knowledge Australia
Desert Knowledge Australia is a national organisation with a long-term vision of harmony, sustainability and prosperity for desert Australia.
Indigenous.gov.au showcases Indigenous achievement and informs you about government policies and services.
Indigenous Arts and Languages | National Indigenous Languages Report
The National Indigenous Languages Report is a key achievement through Australia's participation in the United Nation's 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
A national resource on Indigenous justice. The aim of the clearinghouse is to promote discussion and disseminate relevant Indigenous justice information to government policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field.
The Lowitja Institute is a collaborative research organisation that brings together Aboriginal organisations, research institutions and government agencies to facilitate evidence-based research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
National Library of Australia: Mura Gadi
Mura Gadi-a guide to manuscript, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is an online catalogue of the Library's rich resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
National NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. NAIDOC Week is the first full week of July.
National Native Title Tribunal
The National Native Title Tribunal assists people to facilitate timely and effective native title outcomes.
Set up under the Native Title Act 1993, the Tribunal is a federal government agency and is part of the Attorney-General's portfolio. The Tribunal produces a twice-yearly status report on the native title system that is available on their website
Our Languages: Language Lists
This Language List section has been designed to give you access to various lists that exist that detail the traditional languages of Australia.
Reconciliation Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2000 by the former Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. They are the peak national organisation building and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Toolkits for Equity: Antiracism Framework for Scholarly Publishing
These toolkits provide a common framework for analysis, a shared vocabulary and history, and best practices to address racial disparities specific to the scholarly publishing community.
The 'Antiracism Toolkit for Allies' is Part 1 of a three part antiracism resource.
You’re in New Country: Advice for Non-Indigenous Early Childhood Mentors, Trainers & Teachers
You’re in New Country is a downloadable booklet developed specifically to support people starting to work with Indigenous people within an early childhood context. In this resource, Indigenous people share their personal stories of work and learning with people who come from outside their communities. They highlight the ways non-Indigenous people have supported them to succeed but they also reflect on some of the equally important things that non-Indigenous people struggle with when they begin to work in remote communities. This resource is their answer to the key question – “What is important for non-Indigenous people to learn to help them support your early childhood work and learning?”
Some particularly useful sections of this resource include:
Learn about family rules and kinship (p.20)
Learn our ways with our kids (p.26)
Family comes first (p.32)
Strong Relationships are everything (p.54)
Communication - It’s critical (p.62)
It is important to critically evaluate all information found on the Web. The following sites represent a small selection of the potentially relevant international web links and may act as a starting point.
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