• Sydney celebrating business leadership

    October 14, 2016
    The City of Sydney is supporting two events to celebrate Indigenous Business Month. A special breakfast will be held on October 25 at Customs House in Circular Quay and a workshop will be held on [...]
  • ALPAC top dog in annual ORIC ratings

    September 20, 2016
    The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation in the Northern Territory has taken out the number one spot in a list of Australia’s top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations. The list, released this month, [...]
  • Cattle boss North looks south for ILC’s future growth

    August 23, 2016
    Craig North, the first Indigenous CEO of National Indigenous Pastoral Enterprises, has taken over the helm of one of Australia’s biggest cattle producers at a time beef prices are booming on the back of tight supply [...]


  • Black women bear brunt of ‘hidden’ heart disease, research shows

    October 14, 2016
    Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Australian women, with Indigenous women bearing a disproportionate burden of the ‘hidden’ problem, according to new research from the Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research in Melbourne. [...]
  • Aunty Mary happy to accept a helping hand

    October 13, 2016
    Aboriginal elder Aunty Mary Hooker is encouraging people in New South Wales and the ACT with vision loss to contact Guide Dogs NSW/ACT as soon as possible to avoid trips, falls, isolation and depression. Her [...]
  • Finally, some federal focus on Kimberley suicide epidemic

    October 4, 2016
    Talks to tackle escalating suicide rates in Western Australia’s Kimberley will be held in the coming weeks, the Federal Government said today. A spokesperson for Federal Health minister Sussan Ley said the round table discussions [...]
  • WA push to crack down on Hep C and HIV

    September 20, 2016
    Hepatitis C notifications in Aboriginal people in WA are 22 times higher than in the rest of the population, WA’s Department of Health has warned. The department has launched a campaign to encourage people to look [...]


  • Bangarra back treading the Terrain

    October 20, 2016
    Sydney-based Bangarra Dance Theatre company will tour regional Western Australia and South Australia in coming weeks with its production, Terrain. Terrain explores the connection between Aboriginal people and the land and was choreographed by Frances [...]
  • Warlpiri dancers to showcase Australia’s common ground

    October 4, 2016
    The Lajamanu Warlpiri people of the Central Desert hope to show Australia through dance that their sacred story and the Australian Coat of Arms have common ground. The kangaroo, the emu, a shield, the Southern [...]


  • Remote kids Sydney-bound for literacy day

    September 7, 2016
    Students from three remote schools are in Sydney to launch their new book, The Goanna Was Hungry, as part of Indigenous Literacy Day. The book, a compilation of stories, was written and illustrated by budding [...]
  • Young footballers put pen to paper and Shock ‘Em

    July 13, 2016
    A team of young footballers from Katherine is squaring up to the literary world. The Big River Hawks’ first foray into literature — Shock ‘Em — will be launched at the Hawthorn Football Club in [...]



  • Kaatijin series targets young Noongar audiences

    October 20, 2016
    Western Australia’s Yirra Yaakin Theatre company will premiere a new work on October 27. Boodjar Kaatijin will be the third instalment of the company’s Kaatijin series of new works for younger audiences. It incorporates puppets, masks and live [...]
  • Hot Brown Honey slides back into town

    October 4, 2016
    They’re back. After performing at the UK’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, burlesque troupe Hot Brown Honey and their talking beehive will take on the Arts Centre Melbourne in December. The season will run from December 6 [...]


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  • Seniors show no sign of slowing down

    October 14, 2016
    Two women with strong ties to WA’s far north are finalists in WA’s Senior of the Year awards. Mariette Cowley, 65, and Pamelia Barrett, 76, are both finalists in the community award. Ms Cowley, an [...]
  • Warrior recruits set for ABC bouncedown

    October 13, 2016
    Filming this week began in Melbourne on a new eight-part Indigenous comedy drama series called The Warriors. Created by Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) and Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, Barracuda), The Warriors is set in the [...]
  • Maggies swoop on Marra Worra Worra Cup

    September 27, 2016
    The mighty Junjuwa Magpies – sponsored by the National Indigenous Times – have hung on by just two points to beat the Bayulu Bulldogs in a cliff-hanger and win this year’s Marra Worra Worra Cup. In front [...]
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  • Kulyakartu claim finally recognised

    October 12, 2016
    The Federal Court has recognised native title for the Kulyakartu people in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. Lodged in 2005, the Kulyakartu claim was resolved at an on-country hearing of the Federal Court [...]
  • Report slams ‘undermining’ of native title rights in WA

    September 27, 2016
    There were continuing and relentless attempts to undermine native title in WA’s Kimberley region, a new Oxfam global report pushing for the land rights of Indigenous peoples across the world has found. The Custodians of [...]
  • Rirratjingu vow to fight NLC over royalties claim

    September 12, 2016
    The Rirratjingu people of East Arnhem Land are taking their long-running fight with the Northern Land Council over mining royalties to the full bench of the Federal Court. The Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation said in a [...]



  • Emma-Lee off to Honkers in WA Govt exchange program

    October 14, 2016
    A 21-year-old Yawuru woman from Broome has been chosen to travel to Hong Kong as part of a cultural exchange program. Emma-Lee Foy will be among seven WA delegates who will visit Hong Kong in [...]
  • Dodson tells Garma; we need to value our kids and help them to blossom

    August 3, 2016
    Respect for diversity and difference has to start in Australia’s schools, Labor Senator Pat Dodson has told the annual Garma Festival in the Northern Territory. Senator Dodson said young people needed to be valued and [...]
  • Garma kicks off with focus on education

    June 8, 2016
    Garma 2016 will kick off with a day-long Education Fair to promote the importance of sharing knowledge and a commitment to life-long learning. Yothu Yindi Foundation CEO Denise Bowden described the Education Fair as the [...]
  • Arrow helps Christie’s wishes come true

    June 7, 2016
    Arrow Energy has awarded university scholarships to 20 Indigenous students at five of Queensland’s leading universities. The recipients are the latest members of the Arrow Energy Indigenous University Scholarships program. From medical science or engineering [...]


  • Past and present key to unlocking language mysteries

    April 12, 2016
    Sydney researchers are using century-old survey data to help unlock the locations and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country. The State Library of NSW’s Weemala (“Big Lookout”) Project is an interactive experiment [...]
  • Sydney turns to Gadigal language names

    March 24, 2016
    Historic buildings in Green Square and a network of wetlands in Sydney Park will be renamed with Aboriginal words in a move the City of Sydney hopes will bring our first language back into everyday [...]


  • Indigenous innovators rewarded for their talents

    September 20, 2016
    Museum Victoria has appointed John Patten to the role of Manager of Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where he will oversee one of the most significant Aboriginal culture collections in the world. Patten comes [...]