I congratulate Professor McDaniel on his appointment and I look forward to his leadership of the AIATSIS
In 1996, with some reluctance about leaving AIATSIS
, Glenys accepted a permanent position in the "mainstream" of the Public Service at the Department of Social Security.
is an organisation that has dedicated half a century to ensuring that Indigenous cultures are preserved, and continually valued and respected, said Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid.
In the 24 years since Jonas's comments, AIATSIS
has worked with Indigenous communities to define and refine what it means to do research properly in the field of Indigenous studies.
Much of the work carried out by AIATSIS
researchers over the 50 years since the founding of the Institute has focused on Indigenous groups in more remote parts of Australia.
Fifty years on, research at AIATSIS
is very much focused on the way research is conducted, privileging ethical collaborations with Indigenous peoples, locally and internationally, on matters identified by Indigenous peoples as important.
As part of the launch in Canberra, the film footage, which symbolised the old man's bones in the ceremony, was formally handed to his granddaughter Natasha Nadji, who then handed it over to AIATSIS
for safekeeping to become part of the AIATSIS
Similarly, a current collaborative project between researchers and the Wadeye Aboriginal community on Murriny Patha song traditions in the Northern Territory (Murriny Patha Song Project 2006) was partially triggered by recordings of songs from the 1970s, which had been sitting dormant in the AIATSIS
archives (Walsh 2007).
BlackWords was established by Aboriginal writers and scholars in 2007, and in 2013 AIATSIS
began a major new project in BlackWords.
Two representatives from AIATSIS
were also invited by the NSGA to accompany the delegation: Dr Mick Adams, an Indigenous Health Research Fellow (Men's Health) and Research Assistant Fachlan Russell (Stolen Generations) provided administrative support and documented the trip.
In keeping with this focus, the 2014 AIATSIS
National Indigenous Studies Conference, entitled '50 years on: breaking barriers in Indigenous research and thinking', will examine how far things have progressed in the area of Indigenous studies in Australia in the past 50 years.
Lawrence Bamblett, an Indigenous Visiting Research Fellow at AIATSIS
, provides considered insights into the practicalities of engaging with Aboriginal communities in his research report 'Read With Me Everyday: Community engagement and English literacy outcomes at Erambie Mission'.