The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, or AIATSIS, has been holding its annual summit this week in Boorloo/Perth. Indigenous people, academics, native title holders and government representatives have gathered to hear presentations on a range of topics, including the Voice to Parliament, Native Title and ethical research.

Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation Culture and Heritage Manager Phil Davies gave a presentation on Tuesday about Indigenous belief systems. He said considering Indigenous belief systems as religions could help in legal battles to protect country and culture.

The summit concludes today, and Negaarda media’s Gerard Mazza speaks to Phil Davies.

Produced By: Gerard Mazza

Featured In Story: Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation Culture and Heritage Manager, Phil Davies

First aired on The Wire, Friday 9 June 2023