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“Before (a midwife) delivers a baby to an indigenous woman she's supposed to put her hands up and say: 'I need to talk to you about my white privilege', not about my infection control, my qualifications or my training as a midwife?” she asked Mr Haycroft. He said that was correct, but there's no requirement ...
Department store Myer has been accused of racial profiling after staff called security guards to conduct checks on a teenage Aboriginal boy while he was shopping at its flagship store in Perth's central business district. Jaylen Garlett, 16, was shopping with his father, Shem, for a shirt for his school ball on ...

The government offered an Indigenous group $10m in water entitlements as it tried to get its plan to reduce water for environmental flows in the Murray-Darling basin through the Senate, a senior Indigenous leader has said. Fred Hooper, who heads the Northern Murray-Darling Basin Aboriginal Nations ...
“These findings show that Indigenous Australian languages were not the likely languages spoken by the first inhabitants of Australia, raising more questions around how the languages spread and how the linguistic findings connect to the genetic findings,” Associate Professor Mailhammer added.
Here it also hurts the poorest Australians, people in remote and regional Australia and Indigenous people engaging in economic activities on their traditional lands. This was ... Green activists ran a relentless campaign to stop the project in which they falsely claimed Kimberley Aboriginal people opposed it.
Pama-Nyungan is one of 28 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language families. In contrast, Europe had four such families. What could have happened to allow this group … to spread across 90% of Australia and replace everyone else? Quentin Atkinson. The results traced Pama-Nyungan back to a site ...

This ... generated a major cultural, artistic and intellectual revival in Aboriginal Australia which led to a challenge of all institutions that Indigenous people regarded as ... It is a disturbing fact that so many Indigenous ancestral remains are still kept in cardboard boxes at major Australian collecting institutions.
One of Australia's most successful Aboriginal mentoring projects is bringing its methods to South Africa and Uganda. The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, or AIME, began in 2005, serving just 25 Aboriginal children in Sydney. Since then, the program has grown rapidly, providing opportunities ...
Since former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2008 apology for the Stolen Generations, the rate of Aboriginal children being removed from family and community has risen over 65% and Indigenous children are 11-15 times more likely to be removed from home than non-indigenous children.
“WAR will not rest until we burn this entire rotten settler colony called Australia, illegally and violently imposed on stolen Aboriginal land at the expense of the blood of countless thousands, to the f..king ground,” the indigenous rights group wrote on its Facebook page. “F..k your flag, your anthem and your ...
Contrary to many in his indigenous community, Uncle Richard Davis believes Australia Day should remain being celebrated on January 26. Uncle Richard ... He told the crowd at Wollongong Town Hall that reflecting on and promoting Aboriginal culture should be of paramount importance on Australia Day.
But speaking at a “Justice Through Treaty” event, held on Australia Day to mark two key Aboriginal community anniversaries, Professor Triggs warned that ... “But I'm really saying that a treaty is not to be frightened of, that every comparable country with indigenous populations — Canada, the United States, ...
... the ninth annual Closing the Gap report, and he also opened his speech for the Australian of the Year Awards last night using the language. During his Australia Day address, Mr Turnbull urged people to recognise and celebrate the vital role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in shaping the country.
In Australia, the Indigenous population is composed of mainland Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, who live in northern Queensland on the ... Mokok said while the Australian government pays a great deal of lip service to closing the gap between the Indigenous population and the rest of the ...
In the 1980s, the Australian government began to take an increasingly prominent role and established the National Australia Day Committee. ... For indigenous Australia, a historic protest came during sesquicentenary (150 years) celebrations in Sydney in 1938, when more than 100 Aboriginal people ...
Events are now included for indigenous Australians but many refer to the date as “invasion day”, arguing that the choice of date whitewashes the history before settlers' arrival. ... The statue's inscription claims that Cook discovered Australia in 1770 but makes no reference to the country's Aboriginal history.
Recognised for her services to the game as a player and ambassador, and her work as a role model and advocate for young Indigenous Australians, ... A large part of her motivation for moving back to Australia was for her – and her children – to connect, for the first time, to her Aboriginal roots and her wider ...

'My Australia' is a special SBS News series exploring cultural heritage and identity, and asking what it means to be Australian in 2018. ... The Woromi woman was a community nurse, and her son Kelvin Kong - who became Australia's first Indigenous surgeon more than ten years ago - recalls a constant ...
Yuendumu leader and Warlpiri researcher Simon Japangardi Fisher is one of three Aboriginal leaders in remote Central Australia, and said their people ... Mr McDonald called on the Australian Government to listen to Aboriginal people to understand how they felt about the national day being celebrated on ...
IT HAS been described as a “good thing” for Aboriginals, but a map shows what colonisation was really like for Australia's first peoples. ... Professor Ann McGrath, director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History, said the Aboriginal people greeted the settlers with spears raised but somehow Capt ...
“I grew up not knowing my Aboriginal family. Not understanding what country I was from,” she said. “When you lived in a country town, travelling photographers would knock on your door and take family portraits. I remember at the age of four this happening and seeing the photograph of myself and four ...
Pastor Ray Minniecon, an Indigenous leader from Queensland, told SBS's NITV Australia Day should be a time for commemoration, not partying. ... "What happened on the 26th of January 1788 was on balance, for everyone - Aboriginal people included - a good thing because it brought Western civilisation ...
Improving the lives of indigenous Australians will be a key focus for a meeting between Malcolm Turnbull and his state and territory counterparts on February 9. The first full Council of Australian Governments meeting since June last year will receive advice on work to refresh the Closing the Gap agenda.
The harbour city's Australia Day celebrations should be moved from January 26, according to independent MP for Sydney Alex Greenwich, who says he felt uncomfortable on the date last year. Mr Greenwich, who is also the co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality, said the current date was "inappropriate".
For thousands of years, the Wardaman people of northern Australia have had a name for the smallest of the five stars that make up the Southern Cross. ... to give an Aboriginal name to the fifth star of the Southern Cross," said Dr Duane Hamacher, a senior research fellow at Monash University's Indigenous ...
“There is not one economic plan they have developed for Aboriginal lands,” he said. Indigenous leader Warren Mundine says the Greens have it wrong on Australia Day. Picture: John Feder / The Australian. While he would've chosen a different date to January 26, Mr Mundine said it was actually an ...
Victorian Greens MP Lidia Thorpe has suggested flags be flown at half-mast on Australian Day in remembrance of atrocities committed against Indigenous people. Ms Thorpe – the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Victorian Parliament – said she found the January 26 celebrations to be ...
The administrators of a popular Aboriginal Facebook community claim their page was hacked and taken offline in an attack they believe was racially motivated. "Blackfulla Revolution" was launched in 2014 and had 157,000 likes before it was removed last Thursday. Posts on the page focused on ...
Aboriginal Australian cultures stretch back at least 65,000 years, representing the most ancient star names on the list. The WGSN is looking to identify even more star names from Australia and other Indigenous cultures around the world. As Indigenous cultures have a rich collection of names for even the ...
ONE of Australia's most senior Aboriginal tribal leaders has delivered a sharp message to African gangs causing fear across Melbourne, telling them that ... Mr Marika said if the youths would not listen to police, parents or community leaders in Melbourne, perhaps they would listen to indigenous Australia.
CDP participants received more fines during the three-month period than every other jobseeker in Australia combined. ACOSS said CDP is flawed and must be abandoned. "It's illogical and it's being applied incorrectly," Mr Reidy said. "Thousands of those people are going without much-needed income ...
These pioneers were Aboriginal Australians. Five years earlier, they had never seen cricket, let alone played it. Yet they took to the sport with such natural dexterity that when they played MCC at Lord's, they led on first innings and might have won if two of their players had not been injured. They came from ...
Alice Gaby receives funding from the Australian Research Council. She is a member of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity's executive committee, and of the Victorian State Government's Geographic Place Names Advisory Committee. Tyson Yunkaporta does not work for, consult, own shares in or ...
In Australia, Indigenous and settler relations are at a political low point, following the dismissal of a proposed First Nations “voice” in federal parliament. The voice has become part of the architecture of Aboriginal (mainland) and Torres Strait Islander ambition. These two distinct cultural groups constitute ...
In New South Wales, only three-and-half hours north-west of the most populated city in Australia, a large, flat rock sits perched on top of an inconspicuous hill in the middle of Yengo National Park. Indigenous people from across the country engraved that rock as part of special ceremonies. The carvings date ...
It is a mark of Australia's lack of serious attention to questions about remote Aboriginal life that this book has been ignored while headlines have been devoted to the ... The novel element in the Australian remote indigenous community context is that the entire system is itself dependent on dependency.
Opponents to Australia Day are invariably criticised in two ways. The first is a favoured manoeuvre for establishment media pundits: claim the focus on 26 January is trivial while more pressing Indigenous issues are neglected. This routine is considered most effective if an Indigenous representative can be ...
Australian Indigenous objects that have become "cultural ambassadors" in Rome feature in a new joint publication of Aboriginal Studies Press and the Vatican Museums, launched recently. 'Australia – The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection' features some of the earliest known documentations of ...
They say the proposals, which include an indigenous advisory voice to parliament, would give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a greater say in policies that ... was a sophisticated roadmap to closing the gap,” Referendum Council member and constitutional law expert Megan Davis told The Australian.
The federal government is calling for more Indigenous consultation in its “refresh” of the failing Closing the Gap targets but it has already rejected the most ... Four of the seven targets will expire in 2018 and Australian governments have agreed to work with Indigenous groups on renewed targets, with the ...
When Lena Rigney asked a primary school class to paint a picture of Australian bush tucker, they came back with strawberries and bananas. "And I'm ... Ms Rigney is a Ngarrindjeri elder and artist who has found her latest creative inspiration in a classroom at Murray Bridge in South Australia's Murraylands.
Aboriginal land rights and health activist Sol Bellear has been remembered as a giant of indigenous advancement at a state funeral on Saturday at Redfern Oval in Sydney, the spiritual home of his ... Ms Turner said news of his sudden death last week had sent “shockwaves … through Aboriginal Australia”.
It is a mark of Australia's lack of serious attention to questions about remote Aboriginal life that this book has been ignored while headlines have been devoted to the ... The novel element in the Australian remote indigenous community context is that the entire system is itself dependent on dependency.
SYDNEY, Australia - A judge on Friday sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a ... state Director of Public Prosecutions Lloyd Babb issued a statement apologizing to Daley's family and the wider Australian community for the delay.
Alongside the work of Michelangelo and Raphael at the Vatican in Rome is a collection of Indigenous Australian artefacts and artworks. "Few people know that more than half the works in the Vatican Museums are from outside of Europe," Father Nicola Mapelli told ABC Radio Canberra. "There are more ...
Burney made the comments after Indigenous leader Noel Pearson wrote, in an excoriating account of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's decision not to support the proposal, that advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights would have to turn back to the left side of politics push any potential ...
The two-time Booker Prize winner, and person mentioned as our most likely candidate for a Nobel prize for literature, carries the 40 or so years he lived in Australia in his heart and mind with such clarity, his Australian works feel like they were written on the front porch of a house wherever they are set.
The attitude towards and treatment of Aboriginal Australia is a moral bind that white Australia finds particularly difficult. We like to ... Dancing Home (UQP, 216pp, $29.99) is the debut novel of Paul Collis, who won the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished indigenous writer with the manuscript. Collis is a ...
30 (Xinhua) -- The number of Australian Indigenous children in care ... advisory committee within South Australia's Aboriginal Legal Rights ...


 

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