In 2021, the National Archives of Australia announced new protocols to guide its Indigenous community engagement and records management.
The Our way: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols aim to develop a culturally competent organisation that will facilitate trust between the National Archives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The protocols enhance National Archives practices when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-related collections, and our access and engagement with peoples, groups and communities.
Embracing international developments
The Our way protocols embrace emerging developments across archives internationally.
Embedding the protocols
Our way includes clear actions set out under 5 overarching protocols:
Over the next 5 years, the National Archives will embed the protocols into its processes, culture and operations. This will include developing new guidelines and toolkits.