On the frontline of heritage protection

January 24, 2018

When Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage sites are under threat from natural disasters such as fire, flood or plague, Russell Smith and six of his colleagues are in the frontline of the battle to save them. Mr […]

Rhoda has NYE Welcome covered

December 19, 2017

An animation of a man and his grandson’s journey along the rivers of the Eora Nation will come to life on the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of the city’s New Year’s […]

We’re all about this Aboriginal Alice

December 19, 2017

The giant Sydney Festival (Jan 6-28) will help kick off the New Year with nearly 140 events by 700 artists from 22 countries. Here are just some of the shows by Indigenous performers: My Urrwai. […]

Plaque will enshrine echoes of Redfern

December 13, 2017

The City of Sydney is to carry out the final wishes of Aboriginal activist Solomon Bellear by installing a commemorative plaque in Redfern Park. The council unanimously supported installing the plaque a day after the […]

New bridge name is a nod to culture

November 29, 2017

A bridge over Western Australia’s Swan River connecting East Perth with the city’s new $1.45 billion Optus Stadium will be officially named Matagarup Bridge. The WA Government said the name recognised the cultural significance of […]

Aboriginal skills taken up by the army

November 15, 2017

The bushcraft, tracking and navigation skills of Aboriginal people are being used by the Australian Army to train its soldiers. The army’s new ‘Tulugal Program’ takes its name from Tulugal, a formidable spirit of Dreamtime […]

Traditional culture to flow at Three Rivers

November 15, 2017

Traditional Yorta Yorta stories and culture will be celebrated in the first Dhungalla Kaiella Garradha (Goulburn Murray Rivers Dance Ceremony), which will be held as part of the annual Three Rivers Festival on the Victoria-New […]

How does culture shape our wellbeing?

November 1, 2017

A massive study of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is linked to wellbeing will be rolled out across Australia next year — and the research team wants the community’s help. Research team leader […]

Study to unearth Darwin’s ‘Little People’

November 1, 2017

Darwin residents who have experienced the sudden appearance of mischievous ‘Little People’ are being asked to share their stories as part of a study exploring an important part of Indigenous culture. The study is being […]

Patrick carves out artworks of strength

October 18, 2017

Patrick Ikaringanyi Ferguson spends a lot of time choosing just the right tree root to make his fighting boomerangs. “A lot of people think that style of boomerang comes from a tree branch, but it’s […]

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