A strong voice for the ACT community

The Elected Body has 7 members representing First Nations peoples in the ACT.

Our job is to be a strong, democratically elected voice to the ACT Government. We listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans and represent your ideas and concerns to the changemakers, so we can get results on issues that are important to us.

Our direct advice to local government supports safety, quality of life and reconciliation for our community in Canberra and surrounds.

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Contact us if you have questions or comments for any of the Elected Body members or the secretariat.

News

Watch the April 2024 Elected Body Hearings live

NEWS02 Apr 2024

Watch the April 2024 Elected Body Hearings live

The Elected Body hearings bring the important priorities of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to the attention…

Release of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hearings Report, August 2023

NEWS21 Mar 2024

Release of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hearings Report, August 2023

Today the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body formally presented the Report from Hearings 14–16 August 2023 to…

Vale Thelma Weston

NEWS05 Mar 2024

Vale Thelma Weston

The members of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body were saddened to hear of the passing of…

Acknowledgement of Country

 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body acknowledges the traditional custodians of Canberra, and those who have made it their home. We celebrate their ongoing culture and contribution to the ACT and surrounding regions.