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Straight-talking women unite to boost skills

by Tony Barrass in NEWS

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 Peris, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Jackie Huggins and Kimberley MP Josie Farrer are among the well-known women who will take part. The [...]
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NEWS

  • Unfinished business in the Kimberley

    October 4, 2017
    The four peak Aboriginal organisations in the Kimberley have called on the Australian and WA governments for change in key areas, from Constitutional recognition to the preservation of traditional languages. In a statement released after [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • New contract wins jobs for Njamal people

    October 4, 2017
    A joint venture between Njamal Services, an arm of the Njamal People’s Trust, and construction mining and maintenance company Pilbara Resource Group has won another significant contract at the Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium mine. The [...]
  • Rangers rescue endangered sawfish pups

    October 4, 2017
    Malak Malak rangers and researchers from Charles Darwin University have rescued 39 largetooth sawfish pups in the Northern Territory in a muddy mission that has been a boost to the critically endangered species. The rangers [...]
  • Care kids’ stories tell of neglect and despair

    October 4, 2017
    From turning to aerosol-sniffing to the devastating realisation they wouldn’t be going home, Indigenous children have told of the effects of being forcibly placed in care. The stories of their young lives are contained in [...]
  • We need to save the ‘cross over kids’: Gooda

    October 4, 2017
    Tackling the epidemic of so-called ‘cross over kids’ whose experiences with the child protection system lead to a life of crime and jail will be at the centre of recommendations from the Royal Commission into [...]
  • Single mum jailed over unpaid fines

    September 30, 2017
    An Indigenous single mother has been locked up over thousands of dollars of unpaid fines after police were called to her house over a family violence incident. The case has echoes of the circumstances which [...]
  • First Nations mourn Indigenous trailblazer Evelyn Scott

    September 21, 2017
    Among the towering figures of Australia’s Aboriginal and Islander communities, Dr Evelyn Scott AO, stood proud and tall. The Indigenous educator and social justice campaigner has died in far north Queensland aged 81, and is [...]
  • Indigenous health service in rorts probe

    September 20, 2017
    This article has been republished with permission from The Australian newspaper. A prominent indigenous health service is among the first to be targeted under a crackdown on Medicare rorts expected to recoup millions of dollars [...]
  • Queen adds royal nod to final farewell

    September 20, 2017
    Music legend Dr G Yunupingu, one of the most important voices in Australian music, was this week farewelled at a state memorial service in Darwin attended by celebrities and dignitaries — there was even a [...]

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HEALTH

  • Vegie project sprouts healthy eating ideas

    October 4, 2017
    Children in a Northern Territory community have turned their hands to growing a tropical spinach-like vegetable, aibika, as part of a new trial to encourage healthy eating in remote areas. Belyuen School, about 120km west [...]
  • NT kids missing out on vital services, commission told

    September 6, 2017
    Children with developmental delays in the Northern Territory are missing out on crucial, early treatment because health services aren’t available, or there are long waiting times, pediatricians at Alice Springs Hospital have warned. In a [...]
  • Deafness leading to life of misery, say surgeons

    September 6, 2017
    Loss of hearing could be playing a role in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children ending up in the juvenile justice system—and then hampering attempts for them to change their lives, according to Australia’s peak [...]
  • Hepatitis numbers higher for Indigenous: study

    August 9, 2017
    Indigenous peoples in countries including Australia are much more likely to be infected by hepatitis B and C than the general population, an international study has found. Researchers from the Polaris Observatory in Colorado presented [...]

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APPOINTMENTS

  • Fiona Jose to head up Cape York Partnership

    October 4, 2017
    Prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman Fiona Jose has been appointed the new chief executive of Cape York Partnership. Ms Jose will take over from current chief executive Duncan Murray at the end of [...]

BOOKS

  • Prize beckons Indigenous illustrators

    July 12, 2017
    Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publisher, Magabala Books, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a call for entries to the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. The winner of the biennial award will receive $10,000, a mentorship [...]

ARTS

  • Cultural festival ‘helps open people’s eyes’

    October 4, 2017
    The Parrtijima festival lit up Alice Springs last week with breathtaking art by Aboriginal artists from central Australia. Parrtijima — A Festival in Light transformed Alice Springs Desert Park into an outdoor gallery of light [...]
  • Tarnanthi palette rich in colour, diversity

    October 4, 2017
    Indigenous artists will travel from Australia’s most north-easterly point in the Torres Strait and from its far south in Tasmania for the country’s biggest celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture next [...]
  • Harbour market setting back to Blak

    September 20, 2017
    Aboriginal art, crafts, bushfoods and entertainment will fill Sydney Harbour’s headland park as the Blak Markets return to Barangaroo Reserve this Sunday. The open-air market will feature more than 20 stalls selling handmade items, accessories, [...]

CULTURE

  • Sam Lovell rides again through precious archive

    October 4, 2017
    The extraordinary life of Sam Lovell and the history of Western Australia’s Kimberley region is documented in a personal archive of photos and memorabilia that has been donated to the State Library of WA. Mr [...]
  • Big plans on track for Littlewell mob

    September 20, 2017
    The Littlewell mob in Western Australia’s mid-west are on the trail of realising a dream. Seven years after setting out to preserve the old Littlewell reserve where they and family members grew up, it is [...]
  • Pollies celebrate Clinton’s long journey

    September 6, 2017
    Federal politicians have met with spirit walker Clinton Pryor who travelled almost 6000 kilometres on foot from Perth to Canberra to see for himself how Aboriginal Australia was faring—and to try to find a new [...]
  • Diversity exhibition is kicking goals

    August 23, 2017
    Stories from Indigenous AFL stars Buddy Franklin, Jeffrey Garlett, Neville Jetta and Tristan Tweedie feature in an exhibition on the impact of the AFL and the Western Bulldogs Football Club on the lives of Australians. [...]
  • Serendipity returns artefacts to owner

    August 23, 2017
    Treasures rich in historical significance have been returned to Gweagal woman Theresa Ardler and her family after a chance meeting led to an emotional reconnection with her past. Ms Ardler is from the Eora region [...]
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FASHION

  • What’s wrong with the ‘real thing’, asks designer

    October 4, 2017
    Authentic Australian-made and designed garments are being bumped out of retail outlets and resorts to make way for cheap ‘Australiana’ items imported from overseas, according to an Indigenous fashion designer. Shaun Edwards, co-founder of the [...]

LANGUAGE

  • Resurrection of language is a labour of love

    October 4, 2017
    Elders and linguists are bringing one of the oldest languages on earth, Miriwoong, back from the brink of extinction. Only a handful of people can fluently speak the Aboriginal language that originated from the lands [...]

MUSIC

  • Together we are strong, sings Shellie

    September 6, 2017
    Shellie Morris couldn’t always sing in 17 Aboriginal languages. It was a journey the celebrated singer-songwriter, who was adopted as a baby, embarked on after connecting with her culture and family as an adult, and [...]
  • Skye’s the limit for talented Alice

    September 6, 2017
    Two years after she was named one of the five new Indigenous artists music lovers need to hear, singer-songwriter Alice Skye is on the brink of releasing her debut album. The 22-year-old’s first single from [...]
  • High fives for hip hop heavies

    August 23, 2017
    Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley was named Artist of the Year and also won Album of the Year for his autobiographical album Things I Carry Around at the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards. The wins [...]
  • AB Original, Cassar-Daley scoop music awards

    August 15, 2017
    Veteran country and western singer Troy Cassar-Daley has won the National Indigenous Music Artist of the Year gong—along with album of the year for Things I Carry Around—in a star-studded night in Darwin. A.B. Original’s January [...]
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  • Aboriginal Marketing Manager TAFE NSW 12-10-17
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NATIVE TITLE

  • Lease decision would risk title claims: Bergmann

    October 4, 2017
    The Mount Jowlaenga people in Western Australia’s north have warned of ramifications for Native Title holders across Australia if the State Government gives the go-ahead for a multi-million dollar mineral sands project on MJP traditional [...]
  • Yilka Native Title claim a long time coming

    October 4, 2017
    The year he started a 24-year legal bid on behalf of the Yilka people for Native Title over their traditional lands, Harvey Murray brought a new jacket. When his goal was finally realised, Mr Murray [...]
  • FMG reviews Native Title ruling in Pilbara

    July 26, 2017
    Lawyers for billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group were this week reviewing a Federal Court judgement that found the Yindjibarndi people in Western Australia’s Pilbara were entitled to exclusive Native Title rights over land on [...]

EDUCATION

  • 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 [...]
  • STEM scholarships up for grabs

    August 23, 2017
    A search is on for Indigenous Australians who will play a role in building a smarter economy. Two full residential scholarships to undertake a degree in engineering or science at the University of New South [...]
  • Esteemed educator accepts UK fellowship

    August 23, 2017
    Prominent Aboriginal educator Professor Lester Irabinna-Rigney is set to take up a fellowship at leading research university Kings College in London. The University of South Australia professor is the recipient of an inaugural Aboriginal and [...]

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OPINION

  • Welfare card is a silver bullet that doesn’t fire

    August 9, 2017
    By Michelle Nelson-Cox* A card to tackle every imaginable social problem in vulnerable communities is a poorly regarded and ideologically-driven program destined to fail. Claims by outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan that the cashless [...]
  • 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 [...]

SPORT

  • Aussie Rules enriches Indigenous lives: study

    September 20, 2017
    Playing Aussie Rules football keeps Indigenous people happier and healthier. That’s the finding of a new West Australian study which says Indigenous adult football players are twice as likely to rate their health as excellent [...]
  • Little Athletics calls for more Indigenous kids

    September 20, 2017
    Little Athletics in Western Australia is hoping to encourage more Indigenous children to join by hosting a special barbeque this Sunday. The Have a Go Day community event will celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal people [...]

ACHIEVEMENT

  • Trent reaps rewards of big-sky thinking

    July 26, 2017
    Life has come full circle for high school teacher Trent Lake. Mr Lake was a graduate of a ground-breaking Indigenous health and education program run for high school students on the New South Wales Central [...]
  • Kris keeps his eye on the prize

    July 26, 2017
    As a straight ‘A’ student in high school, Kris Rallah-Baker wisely chose to ignore the people who told him he’d never achieve his dream of studying medicine. Now, the Yuggera and Juru-Birrigubba man from Queensland [...]
  • NAIDOC Week rich with colour, ceremony

    July 12, 2017
    International basketball star Patrick Mills, who has reportedly signed a new $65 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, was named Person of the Year at this year’s national NAIDOC Awards. Mr Mills was just [...]

MEDIA

  • Mystery Road to ratings bonanza

    September 6, 2017
    A Who’s Who of Australian television will join Aboriginal actor Aaron Pedersen on the set of the new ABC drama, Mystery Road, which is being filmed in the East Kimberley and directed by acclaimed Aboriginal [...]
  • US journalist shines light on Oz race relations

    May 3, 2017
    Race relations in Australia will be put under the microscope in a special edition of current affairs program Foreign Correspondent filmed on home soil. In a one-off special, The New York Times national correspondent John [...]

DANCE

  • Dance comp has ‘Homeground’ advantage

    August 23, 2017
    Australia’s biggest Indigenous dance competition, the Sydney Opera House’s Dance Rites, is looking for entrants as it enters its third year. Registrations are now open for the competition, which will be held in Sydney on [...]
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