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Aboriginal Leaders call for action to protect First Nations Cultural Heritage

In an historic meeting held on the 17th June 2020, Aboriginal leaders from across Australia representing Aboriginal Land Councils, Native Title Representative Bodies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations expressed their outrage at the destruction of the 46,000 year-old heritage site at Juukan Gorge and vowed to pursue national reforms to prevent […]

Written by on June 26, 2020

Call for papers! Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020

The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020 – organised by the NNTC, Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Conference and the University of Melbourne – is calling for papers! If you’ve ever wanted to present at a conference and have an interest in Aboriginal cultural heritage, we’re accepting abstracts and proposed panel presentations on any of the following themes: […]

Written by on April 30, 2020

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Colombia

  By Jaime Cuellar The cultural heritage of South American nations, which is a legacy of pre-Colombian civilizations, is characterised by invaluable archaeological, artistic, and documentary riches. Situated at the crossing point of South and Central American, Caribbean, and Pacific civilizations, Colombia possesses an exceptional cultural heritage that reflects this diversity of influences. The Cultural […]

Written by on February 9, 2021

NNTC CEO discusses Indigenous cultural heritage destruction in WA’s Pilbara region

National Native Title Council’s CEO Jamie Lowe explains how mining company Rio Tinto was recently allowed to legally destroy a 46,000+ year-old Indigenous cultural heritage site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The NNTC is pushing for law reform in the states and territories, and for the Commonwealth Government to adopt national standards for […]

Written by on June 20, 2020

NNTC Deputy Chair Kado Muir explains the need to reform WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Act

National Native Title Council’s Deputy Chairperson, Ngalia leader and anthropologist Kado Muir explains how Western Australia’s out-dated Aboriginal Heritage Act needs urgent reform and often prioritises the interests of mining and industry over Traditional Owners. The NNTC is pushing for cultural heritage law reform in the states and territories, and for the Commonwealth Government to […]

Written by on June 25, 2020

The state of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Australia

By Teina Te Hemara Cultural Heritage might be easy enough to recognise – most of us can name famous landmarks, artworks or monuments that have immense spiritual, religious or social significance to the cultural groups they belong to, or on whose land they sit, but what is Intangible Cultural Heritage? And how does it relate […]

Written by on April 26, 2021

Vision & Best Practice Standards Placemat: Heritage Councils of Australia & New Zealand

  The NNTC is working with the Heritage Councils of Australia and New Zealand (HCOANZ) to encourage Australian governments to improve Indigenous cultural heritage legislation and facilitate the rights of Traditional Owners to manage and protect their cultural heritage. Two key documents have been developed: Dhawura Ngilan: A Vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage […]

Written by on September 22, 2020