The permanent preservation of, and access to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultural materials is the focus of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA).
AIATSIS CEO (a/g) Craig Ritchie said the MOU formalises collaboration between the Institute and IRCA who share a number of goals aimed at ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ archival material survives well into the future.
The 2016 Remote Indigenous Media and Communications Survey highlighted the importance and value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio to local communities. 80% of remote community members are regular listeners to the radio services provided through Remote Indigenous Media Organisations and Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services.
To be held at the
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs Northern Territory
3.00– 4.00pm CST Wednesday 24 May 2017
Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio is the go-to radio service for government information and news in very remote communities. With a high weekly listenership of 80% of very remote peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio is the preferred channel for factual content, rating above television and the Internet.