We are partnering with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Kabi Kabi People as the hosts, to convene this year’s AIATSIS Summit.

Happening between 30 May and 3 June on the Sunshine Coast, the Summit brings together the National Indigenous Research conference and the National Native Title conference. 

This premier event joins Traditional Owners, community and cultural interests, native title stakeholders, academics, researchers, legal experts, and government to collaborate in addressing challenges for native title and research.

Adding to the event’s significance, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark High Court Mabo decision.

QSNTS has been walking with the Kabi Kabi People toward native title recognition for more than 10 years. The Kabi Kabi First Nations People are Traditional Owners of Country spanning the Sunshine Coast, from Pine River, north of Brisbane to the Gregory and Isaac Rivers south of Bundaberg. Their traditional land takes in the eastern part of the coastal ranges including parts of the volcanic Glasshouse Mountains and the great Mary River valley which flows from the Conondale Ranges to the sea near Maryborough.

With around 1000 delegates converging on the Sunshine Coast for the AIATSIS Summit, the Kabi Kabi People will take the opportunity to celebrate and showcase their culture.

The conference includes discussions and presentations, performance and a market area that features handmade items highlighting traditional skills and knowledge.

For more details, please visit: https://aiatsis.gov.au/whats-new/events/2022-aiatsis-summit