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An introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols and perspectives

National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Artwork by Gilimbaa Indigenous Creative Agency

This document was prepared by the RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and endorsed by RACGP Council in April 2012. It provides guidance to RACGP members and staff regarding appropriate and respectful behaviour with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The document provides background information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, along with an understanding of important protocols and other relevant cultural issues. Please use it to help guide your engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations, to contribute to the improvement of their health and wellbeing.