The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) is a non-profit organisation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians achieve self-determined economic, social and cultural aspirations through strong governance.
During the June/July winter university break, I was fortunate enough to undertake an internship at Reconciliation Australia (RA) in Canberra.
As a student of International Development at ACU I have learnt a lot about the inequality and injustice affecting people in developing countries.
The Aurora Internship Program is an exceptional program designed to support law, anthropology and social science students and graduates to undertake work experience with key organisations in the area of native title and the broader Indiegbnous sector.
My name is Linda and I was fortunate enough to complete an Aurora legal internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program before I graduate this year.
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.
Based in Canberra and owned and operated by Indigenous Australians, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the provision of accredited courses in Indigenous Leadership and Business (Governance).
Canberra: one name that automatically dredges up memories of visiting Parliament House and the War Memorial on primary school excursions. Canberra: one name that immediately conjures vivid imagery of inescapable round-a-bouts, Questacon, fireworks and Lake Burley Griffin.
During the June/July university break I was given the opportunity to work at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
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