Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander Institute

About Us

Ebony’s vision is for a sustainable and cohesive Australia, based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom. 

We are an independent Black think tank dedicated to solving complex social, political and economic problems.

Ebony researches and informs all areas of Australian society. We lead change and help solve complex social, political and economic problems. We are concerned about the issues that impact us all and we work to build a fair and equitable future. 

Ebony’s grounding in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom is our strength. We define this wisdom as the knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples created and used to order and make sense of our world, to relate to each other and the land, and to ensure we thrived on this continent for over sixty-thousand years. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are governed by a 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board. We work with values of respect, integrity, truth, connection and belonging and we believe in working with non-Indigenous Australians based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ethics and principles. 

We believe that the work of Ebony is to: 

  1. Value and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and ways of being and doing;
  2. Empower families and communities to action transformational change;
  3. Create synergy between people, communities, ideas, organisations and institutions; and
  4. Promote the rights and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and knowledges.

We are thinking Black for the future of Australia.