The 2011 AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference will consider key issues for the younger and older generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whether living in urban, regional or remote areas of Australia.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is relatively young. In 2008, almost half (49%) of the Indigenous population was aged under 20 years and a further 16% were aged between 20 and 30 years. Just 3% of the Indigenous population were aged 65 years and over in 2008. What are the key issues for the younger and older generations today and in the future? As well as research and projects associated specifically with the young or older generations, the conference will also focus on the connections between the two.