IRCA has been surveying members and other stakeholders on:
- Member service preferences
- Interest in the proposed IRCA Advisory Groups
- Possible new names for IRCA as it transitions to the national peak body.
The Survey will stay open until 30 June 2017, and is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ircamembersurvey. The final results will be made available in mid July.
Some trends are evident in the responses to date as presented here.
MEDIA RELEASE- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across Australia met up at the CONVERGE, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media Summit, in Alice Springs on Monday 22 May - Wednesday 24 May. Older and new generations shared their experiences, histories and dreams for the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry.
The permanent preservation of, and access to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultural materials is the focus of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA).
AIATSIS CEO (a/g) Craig Ritchie said the MOU formalises collaboration between the Institute and IRCA who share a number of goals aimed at ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ archival material survives well into the future.