While like all law students I was familiar with the existence of native title, prior to my Aurora internship I knew little of the complexities of gaining recognition of native title rights and interests.
Between January and February this year I undertook an internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra.
Located on the edge of Canberra’s beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is an eminent centre for Indigenous affairs, housing a vast collection of artefacts and resources, and home to many celebrated researchers and pra
My internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has been a rewarding learning experience.
After successfully applying for the winter 2014 round of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program I was placed at AIATSIS in Canberra for 5 weeks.
Introduction – Aurora project, application process, why I applied
Over the winter break of 2013 I decided to seize the opportunity to be an Aurora Intern. Friends, classmates and lecturers had recommended the Aurora Native Title Internship Program as a great way to engage with issues of Indigenous Australian anthropology firsthand, in particular native title.
The Ngunnawal Centre at University of Canberra provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and it was through those offices that I heard about the Aurora Native Title Internship Program.
Canberra, Government, Politics. Three words that go together automatically for most Australians. When I think of Canberra the connotations are much more specific to my personal experience. Indigenous issues, native title, policy, research.
On our first day of the Aurora internship program, we were bombarded with many new acronyms: AIATSIS, NTRU, NTRBs, PBCs, ILUAs and the NTA.