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  • Cattle boss North looks south for ILC’s future growth

    August 23, 2016
    Craig North, the first Indigenous CEO of National Indigenous Pastoral Enterprises, has taken over the helm of one of Australia’s biggest cattle producers at a time beef prices are booming on the back of tight supply [...]
  • New short stay planned for Kimberley

    August 18, 2016
    A new $21.1 million short stay accommodation facility for Aboriginal visitors to Broome is one step closer after the WA government called for construction tenders for the project. Housing minister Colin Holt said the facility [...]
  • FMG recognised for Indigenous jobs program

    August 10, 2016
    Iron ore giant Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has been recognised for its program for Indigenous workers at the Australian Mines and Metals Association National (AMMA) Conference in Perth. The company’s training program Trade Up won [...]


  • Emma’s cooking up a healthy storm with Crossing locals

    August 23, 2016
    A healthy eating plan in remote Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley is putting a new spring in the step of community members who have struggled with conditions from diabetes to weight gain. Melbourne nutritionist Emma [...]
  • Hollows camera shines a light on outback blindness

    August 18, 2016
    The Fred Hollows Foundation is providing a second Diabetic Retinopathy Scanner (DRS) to Sunrise Health Service, the Katherine-based Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, to boost services addressing avoidable blindness in the region. The camera will be [...]
  • Gordon urges corporates to get behind youth clubs

    August 17, 2016
    While many Indigenous youths have close associations with WA’s famed Police and Community Youth Centres, or PCYC’s as they are known, distinguished West Australian Sue Gordon is looking for closer ties to Indigenous organisations and has urged [...]


  • Ghenoa takes out prestigious Keir Award

    May 10, 2016
    Ghenoa Gela’s work, ‘Fragments of Malungoka – Women of the Sea’ has won her the prestigious 2016 Keir Choreographic Award. The Sydney-based choreographer, a proud Torres Strait Islander, won the sought-after award from three other [...]
  • How to win thousands by dancing the House down

    April 29, 2016
    One of Australia’s most successful Indigenous dance competitions is back this year after a stunning 2015 debut. Dance Rites, the Sydney Opera House’s groundbreaking Indigenous dance competition, has sparked great interest across the country and [...]


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  • Researcher traces true history of buffalo soldiers

    August 23, 2016
    The role of Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory’s buffalo-shooting industry will be explored in new research by the Australian National University, which aims to correct a white-washed history. Charlotte Feakins, a PhD candidate with [...]
  • National Museum and Charlie help out our unsung cultural heroes

    August 3, 2016
    Prince Charles is helping six people from the far corners of Australia to travel to Britain to study. New Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships are being sponsored by the Prince’s Charities Australia and the National [...]
  • Yirrkala festival goes off as boring people vote

    July 5, 2016
    Who cares about an election? Last Saturday, the first annual Yirrkala Yarrapay (Morning Star) Music & Dance Festival drew more than 2,000 people to the creative hotbed of Yirrkala on the north-eastern tip of Arnhem [...]
  • Spectacular Songlines here to stay, say organisers

    June 21, 2016
    The extraordinary Songlines illuminations splashed across the Sydney Opera House during this year’s Vivid festival have been so popular that organisers are considering keeping them on display indefinitely. Featuring work by Australia’s leading indigenous artists and curated by [...]
  • Garma kicks off with focus on education

    June 8, 2016
    Garma 2016 will kick off with a day-long Education Fair to promote the importance of sharing knowledge and a commitment to life-long learning. Yothu Yindi Foundation CEO Denise Bowden described the Education Fair as the [...]

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  • Council wants mural artists to get involved in Bay Run project

    August 18, 2016
    Calling all mural artists. The Inner West Council in Sydney is asking artists to put forward proposals for four big works as part of two new mural street art projects. The artworks will be located [...]
  • Aficionados head north to taste Top End art

    July 19, 2016
    More than 10,000 visitors are expected at this year’s Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, including buyers from major galleries around Australia and overseas. Organisers said this week The National Gallery of Victoria, The National Gallery of [...]
  • Ray’s flying high with unique take on art

    July 13, 2016
    A 16-year-old who lives in the heart of remote Kakadu has become an overnight hit with his super-hero inspired art. Ray Mudjandi’s first exhibition has only just opened but he is already being offered commissions [...]


  • Stingray Sisters pack a punch in new online doco

    August 9, 2016
    The Stingray Sisters is a three-part online documentary series that tells the heartwarming, inspirational story of the beautiful and magnetic Eather girls, Noni, Alice and Grace. This series provides a timely and telling insight into [...]
  • Black and white unite to take out top media gong

    July 26, 2016
    A film exploring Wiradjuri culture and a tribute poem to the Stolen Generation have taken out two top honours at the New South Wales Premier’s Multicultural Media awards. The film Yindyamarra Yambuwan (Respecting Everything), a [...]
  • Ernie’s back in a new travel show with NITV

    July 13, 2016
    Ernie Dingo is set to return to television with a new travel series for NITV. Going Places with Ernie Dingo will premiere in December, the National Indigenous Times understands. Filming of an initial three, one-hour [...]


  • Look out world, Magnolia’s about to blossom

    July 14, 2016
    Fashion is full of fairytales but probably none as enchanting as that of Magnolia Maymuru, who has grown up in the remote community of Yirrkala in East Arnhem Land hunting and fishing and watching out [...]
  • Charlee’s sizzling in outback fashion shoot

    July 13, 2016
    Model Charlee Fraser, who is on her way to becoming the first Indigenous model to crack the international fashion world, is fronting a new Australian campaign. Accessory brand Mimco has signed the 21-year-old from Newcastle [...]
  • Cairns cranks up for art, dance and fashion feast

    May 11, 2016
    The highly-acclaimed Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has launched this year’s program, with Artistic Director Janina Harding creating a broad-ranging program taking in dance, music, film, and fashion. Welcoming crowds of more than 50,000 visitors last year, the [...]


  • Cape York Partnership appoints leading lights to board

    June 8, 2016
    The Cape York Partnership has appointed three leading Australians to their Board. They are Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire council mayor Wayne Butcher, prominent Australian businessman David Jones and the former Treasury head Dr Ken Henry. In [...]



  • Borroloola win big in Territory land claim

    August 23, 2016
    The Rrumburriya Borroloola people in the Northern Territory have won the right to trade as part of a successful native title claim over the Borroloola township — a first for the Top End. At a [...]
  • Ngurra Kayanta get their land

    August 10, 2016
    A native title claim covering approximately 20,000 square kilometres in the south-east Kimberley region of Western Australia has been finalised today with the Federal Court recognising native title on Ngurra Kayanta country. Minister for Indigenous [...]
  • Noongars finally take control of their own destiny, says leader Nannup

    July 19, 2016
    A new era is dawning in the Noongar nation. At the South-West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council in Western Australia they are pressing ahead with the massive job of preparing for the biggest native title [...]



  • Dodson tells Garma; we need to value our kids and help them to blossom

    August 3, 2016
    Respect for diversity and difference has to start in Australia’s schools, Labor Senator Pat Dodson has told the annual Garma Festival in the Northern Territory. Senator Dodson said young people needed to be valued and [...]
  • Garma kicks off with focus on education

    June 8, 2016
    Garma 2016 will kick off with a day-long Education Fair to promote the importance of sharing knowledge and a commitment to life-long learning. Yothu Yindi Foundation CEO Denise Bowden described the Education Fair as the [...]
  • Arrow helps Christie’s wishes come true

    June 7, 2016
    Arrow Energy has awarded university scholarships to 20 Indigenous students at five of Queensland’s leading universities. The recipients are the latest members of the Arrow Energy Indigenous University Scholarships program. From medical science or engineering [...]


  • Past and present key to unlocking language mysteries

    April 12, 2016
    Sydney researchers are using century-old survey data to help unlock the locations and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country. The State Library of NSW’s Weemala (“Big Lookout”) Project is an interactive experiment [...]
  • Sydney turns to Gadigal language names

    March 24, 2016
    Historic buildings in Green Square and a network of wetlands in Sydney Park will be renamed with Aboriginal words in a move the City of Sydney hopes will bring our first language back into everyday [...]
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