Meet Victoria’s first female Aboriginal MP

November 29, 2017

The women in Lidia Thorpe’s family have a history of blazing trails. When Ms Thorpe gives her maiden speech in the Victorian Parliament today as the state’s first Aboriginal woman MP, her 84-year-old grandmother Alma […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kimberley women set to put talk into action

October 18, 2017

Aboriginal women from across the Kimberley have shared their knowledge, inspirations and challenges at the region’s first Straight Talk event held in Broome. The regional event, delivered jointly by Kimberley Aboriginal membership organisation Aarnja and […]

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 […]

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