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Ancient place names must be known: Pearson

by Tony Barrass in NEWS

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 vital agenda for the country. Mr Pearson’s views are part of an essay written for A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition (published by [...]

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NEWS

  • 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 [...]
  • Incarceration solutions lie within communities

    September 20, 2017
    A lack of culturally appropriate diversionary and rehabilitation programs, inadequate funding for legal support and limited use of Circle Sentencing and Koori Courts are factors contributing to the disproportionately high incarceration rates of Aboriginal people. [...]
  • Homelessness fuels detention: Royal Commission

    September 20, 2017
    Homelessness rates 15 times higher than the national average could be behind the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children being placed in child protection and youth detention centres in the Northern Territory. That’s the finding of [...]
  • Evans all at sea about next big challenge

    September 20, 2017
    Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans will cross one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of water on a paddle board as part of a 170km sea odyssey to raise money and awareness for Aboriginal health [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • UN envoy urges Australia to speed up treaty

    September 20, 2017
    The push for Constitutional change and a treaty in Australia has been backed in a United Nations report. The report to the UN Human Rights Council this month followed the March visit to Australia by [...]
  • 10-year-olds in Oz prisons ‘deeply troubling’: UN

    September 20, 2017
    The age of criminal responsibility in Australia should be lifted from 10 to at least 12 years in line with international standards, a United Nations report has recommended. In a report to the UN’s Human [...]
  • Elders, Altman call for apology, end to intervention

    September 6, 2017
    The decline of remote Aboriginal communities could leave vast tracks of Australia unpopulated and a security threat, one of Australia’s leading authorities on remote communities has said. Professor Jon Altman, of Deakin University in Melbourne, [...]

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HEALTH

  • 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 [...]
  • STIs no longer the elephant in the room

    July 26, 2017
    Kimberley health professionals have participated in sexual health training in a bid to increase testing rates among Aboriginal people in a region faced with a syphilis epidemic. Nine north-west health practitioners are the latest graduates [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]
  • Stars align for top-shelf NIMAs

    August 9, 2017
    Hip hop duo A.B. Original and country music star Troy Cassar-Daley lead the field of nominees going in to the National Indigenous Music Awards to be held in Darwin this weekend. A.B. Original is nominated [...]
  • Gulkula gets on its Garma groove

    July 12, 2017
    Some of Arnhem Land’s most popular music acts will take to the stage at this year’s Garma Festival. They will include singer-songwriter Dhapanbal Yunupiŋu, the daughter of former Yothu Yindi front-man Dr Yunupiŋu, and hometown [...]

FASHION

  • Fashion fusion set to make a statement

    July 12, 2017
    Fashion and the environment will converge when models take to the catwalk on the opening day of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair this Friday. Garments by Hopevale Arts Centre, Indij Design, Mossman Gorge’s Uki Burchill, [...]
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CULTURE

  • 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 [...]
  • Aboriginality today: it’s not all black and white

    August 18, 2017
    By Alice Angeloni* “You’ll notice I’m different, even in the corporate world, there’s only one of me.” He carries himself comfortably with an outward confidence; a navy T-shirt and jeans of a similar hue are [...]

ARTS

  • 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, [...]
  • Shopping centres to promote Indigenous digital art

    September 6, 2017
    Sea creatures and coral from the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests captured in the artwork of NAIDOC artist of the year Elverina Johnson will be shared with shoppers across Australia. Ms Johnson’s art will [...]
  • 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NATIVE TITLE

  • 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 [...]
  • Groups lose in Qld Native Title claim

    July 26, 2017
    Queensland’s Yugara and Turrbal peoples — who unsuccessfully sought Native Title claims over Brisbane — have had their appeals rejected by the Full Court of the Federal Court. In a judgement handed down Tuesday on [...]
  • Oil company to pay up in rare Native Title ruling

    July 12, 2017
    An oil and gas explorer will have to pay court costs of more than $200,000 for what has been described as “unreasonable conduct” in relation to a Native Title claim. After a loss in the [...]
  • McGlade team may contest ‘unjust’ govt ruling

    June 28, 2017
    A legal challenge could be mounted against Federal Parliament’s changes to the Native Title Act following the so-called ‘McGlade case’. The lawyer who acted for the plaintiffs in McGlade — the David-versus-Goliath battle that blocked [...]

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 [...]

APPOINTMENTS

  • Native Title heavy-hitter joins KPMG

    July 26, 2017
    Glen Kelly, the former chief executive officer of the National Native Title Council, has joined professional services firm KPMG Australia as a director of its specialist consulting practice, KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services. In announcing the [...]
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