AIATSIS acknowledges our relationships with key stakeholders. We draw on their expertise and insight and these relationships support us in achieving our purpose. We define our stakeholders as follows:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: the first peoples of this continent whose enduring cultures and connection to country lie at the centre of our purpose.
Academy: researchers and institutions engaged in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
Cultural sector: individuals, organisations and industries whose activities are based on cultural values or other artistic individual or collective creative expressions, including tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
Government: Parliaments, executive and judicial arms of Australia's Commonwealth, State and territory governments, local government and international institutions.
Members: appointed by Council based on their contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, teaching or collections or have made a contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities or organisations.
General public: the totality of society in Australia and globally including the schools sector.