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 […]

A blackfella walks into a bar . . . .

April 24, 2016

Jalen Sutcliffe is one of those people that things keep happening to. Funny things. So funny that his friends kept telling Sutcliffe he should be on stage. So Sutcliffe, 19, gave it a shot — […]

Canberra bound, sisters are doing it for themselves

April 4, 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Australia will again head to Canberra in June to engage with political leaders and discuss ideas and projects that will ultimately bring about positive changes in their communities. […]

The fight for identity

February 11, 2016

This is the remarkable story of my great-grandparents, Goolam Badoola and Marium Martin. Goolam was born around 1860 to a poor Muslim family in Baluchistan, then under British rule, and now part of Iran, Afghanistan […]

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