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Australia's appointment should be earned by addressing the significant issues confronting our First Peoples.
The ceremony symbolizes a long-ago union between two indigenous groups.
Leaving aside the politics, he has the experience and passion -- but also the missteps.
Gurạdji is a subtle, slightly sweet tisane.
It is through dadirri that organisations like Lifeline will seek to understand and help confront this unfolding national tragedy of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities, and it’s hoped that in this election period our political class can really listen too.
For some people, it's unimaginable that a 10-year-old girl could be so sad that she can't imagine a future. That she sees the world as a better place without herself in it. For so many Aboriginal people it's hard to imagine a harmonious world full of joy with you in it.
An Australian hotel chain is tackling the Indigenous employment gap by committing to above-parity rates of Aboriginal and
“It’s good fun, and obviously something that means a great deal to this Indigenous team.” So said respected rugby league
Today marks the anniversary of when former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd officially apologised to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the government, because of the government's policies of forced removal. Today especially, there are always people who say: "Well, I'm not sorry. What do I have to be sorry for?"
Closing the Gap is just another set of targets put in place by non Indigenous people, and will eventually be replaced by something else when the reality sets in, in 2018, that it has failed, that the rhetoric never provided a magic bullet to end our disadvantage.
After 40 years of struggle Indigenous prisoners in Victoria will be able to sell artworks as part of an effort to build self
Social Darwinism had led us to believe that Indigenous people weren't as smart, not as capable and probably wouldn't survive the turn of the century. So that accounts for the lack of confidence we had in Indigenous people, but there's no reason for these sorts of attitudes to still exist.
The impact of current government policies of forced removal and closure of communities, of deregistration of thousands of Aboriginal sites, will be absolutely catastrophic for us. It will also make Australia poorer as a nation.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has paid tribute to late land rights campaigner Eddie Koiki Mabo, laying a wreath at his grave
For me it's really upsetting that in Australia, as an established country, these things are still happening to young Indigenous kids, even more so because scabies is a preventable disease.
Get your spirit in the land, it is sacred. Our culture is strong and you can’t break it. This is our land, and you can’t