Nuclear memories inspire winning doco

October 18, 2017

A virtual reality journey with Martu elder Nyarri Morgan, who witnessed a nuclear bomb explosion at the British testing site of Maralinga in the 1950s, has won a prize at the News and Documentary Emmy […]

Straight-talking women unite to boost skills

October 4, 2017

Aboriginal women will travel from across Western Australia’s Kimberley to Broome next week to gain community activism skills at the region’s first Straight Talk event. Former senator, Olympic gold medallist and Straight Talk trailblazer Nova […]

Ancient place names must be known: Pearson

September 20, 2017

Ancient Aboriginal place names should be officially recognised throughout Australia, Cape York chairman Noel Pearson says. Mr Pearson estimates that fewer than one in 100 ancient names are acknowledged and says reinstating them is a […]

Blak’s bat takes him to another level

September 6, 2017

Artist Blak Douglas was on his morning walk through Redfern when his path crossed that of a Sydney fruit bat, which to his artistic eye looked stone dead. After checking that the bat didn’t have […]

Remote students get a taste of uni

August 23, 2017

More than 200 remote secondary school students from across the Northern Territory joined thousands of Top Enders at an open day for Charles Darwin University on August 20. Prospective students filled their show bags with […]

Half-mast better than half-arsed for Jan 26

August 23, 2017

A respected Wurundjeri elder says she would like to see flags flown at half mast on January 26 to commemorate fallen Aboriginal warriors as the mayors of two Victorian councils stood their ground on cancelling […]

Did Australia fail Dr Yunupingu?

August 9, 2017

By Tess Lawrence* Dr Yunupingu was born blind and yet he could see through time and space and play pool with the planets. His odyssean songlines ached with beauty and haunting lamentations. They caressed the […]

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 […]

New $1m program targets family wellbeing

July 12, 2017

New Aboriginal family wellbeing training will be a priority across WA’s Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields in a first for the state. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA welcomed a WA Government commitment to contribute $1 […]

Land use deals kill native title: Pat Dodson

June 28, 2017

Opportunities offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Indigenous Land Use Agreements often come at too high a cost, WA Senator Pat Dodson has warned. Senator Dodson said agreements — where native title […]

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