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 […]

Traditional culture to flow at Three Rivers

November 15, 2017

Traditional Yorta Yorta stories and culture will be celebrated in the first Dhungalla Kaiella Garradha (Goulburn Murray Rivers Dance Ceremony), which will be held as part of the annual Three Rivers Festival on the Victoria-New […]

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 […]

Study to unearth Darwin’s ‘Little People’

November 1, 2017

Darwin residents who have experienced the sudden appearance of mischievous ‘Little People’ are being asked to share their stories as part of a study exploring an important part of Indigenous culture. The study is being […]

Patrick carves out artworks of strength

October 18, 2017

Patrick Ikaringanyi Ferguson spends a lot of time choosing just the right tree root to make his fighting boomerangs. “A lot of people think that style of boomerang comes from a tree branch, but it’s […]

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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