Summit will empower Kimberley women

August 9, 2017

Aboriginal women from across Western Australia’s Kimberley will gather in Broome for the region’s first ever ‘Straight Talk’ event, designed to equip them with the skills to become powerful advocates and achieve greater equality in […]

OECD report damns colonisation, education

August 9, 2017

Colonisation that has undermined young Indigenous people’s access to their identity, language and culture has had a “catastrophic” impact in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, according to a new OECD report. The Paris-based Organisation for […]

Perfect rangers now lifelong friends

August 9, 2017

Indigenous rangers travelled thousands of kilometres from locations across northern Australia for a massive ranger gathering in the Kimberley this month. Held at Pender Bay on Bardi Jawi country, the three-day Kimberley Ranger Forum was […]

Darwin teen to contest local seat

August 9, 2017

Nineteen-year-old Darwin woman Emily Ford thinks the Darwin City Council could do with a younger, fresher voice – her own. Ms Ford will stand as a candidate in the August 26 council elections. The Darwin-born […]

Social media elevates 10th Indigenous Day

August 9, 2017

The United Nations is marking International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today with a Twitter campaign. The campaign will continue into September for the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights […]

Regional leaders unite to push reform agenda

August 9, 2017

Indigenous leaders from eight regions across Australia — from inner Sydney to the West Kimberley — have called on the Prime Minister and Opposition leader to act quickly on the Referendum Council’s recommendations. Empowered Communities, […]

Garma’s drumbeat a call for change

August 9, 2017

  Constitutional change for Indigenous peoples dominated talks at the Garma Festival in the Northern Territory — the annual celebration of Indigenous culture and Australia’s premier forum for discussing Indigenous affairs. About 2500 people, including […]

Indigenous kids in the race to keep up

August 9, 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote areas lagged three to five years behind other school children by the time they reached Years 5 and 9 – an “unacceptable” situation, according to Social […]

Nation mourns music legend’s passing

July 26, 2017

Tributes poured in today following the death of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous musician, Dr G Yunupingu, at the age of 46. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted that Dr Yunupingu was “a remarkable Australian sharing Yolngu […]

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