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Alarm as miners seek approval to impact heritage sites without Traditional Owners' consent
A Western Australian Traditional Owners group has expressed “profound disappointment” over a mining company’s Section 18 applica...
Giovanni Torre 29 Feb 2024
Data science shown to expedite return of ancestral Indigenous remains
The return of the ancestral human remains of Australian and other Indigenous peoples held in anthropological collections could b...
Giovanni Torre 16 Feb 2024
First test for WA's updated cultural heritage laws
Western Australia’s updated cultural heritage laws will soon be put to their first significant test, with the Shire of Toodyay f...
Dechlan Brennan 13 Feb 2024
Famed New York museum closes "severely outdated" Native American exhibits
The American Museum of Natural History in New York has closed certain Native American exhibits in accordance with new US regulat...
Associated Press 29 Jan 2024
Kimberley Mineral Sands slammed for misleading statement on Land Council's "consent"
A mining company operating in Western Australia's north has falsely claimed it had the consent of the Kimberley Land Council for...
Giovanni Torre 18 Dec 2023
Kaurna Ancestors return home, reburied at Wangayarta in watershed ceremony

 On Tuesday 12 December members of the Kaurna community and supporters gathered at Wangayarta, the Kaurna memorial park at Smithfield Memorial Park, to lay Ancestors to rest in an...

Giovanni Torre Dec 13, 2023
Community heartbroken after sacred sandhills damaged

Traditional Owners have been left devastated after unauthorised earthworks destroyed a sacred Aboriginal heritage site in the Flinders Ranges.Culturally significant Adnyamathanha s...

Jacob Shteyman Sep 18, 2023
Traditional Owners protest in Broome over handling of Kimberley mine

Traditional Owners and other Kimberley locals protested outside the office of Kimberley Mineral Sands Wednesday morning, voicing their concerns over the management of the Thunderbi...

Giovanni Torre Sep 6, 2023
Australian first: KHT commences expansion at Naarm's Fed Square

The Koorie Heritage Trust has commenced its expansion plans to establish a stand-alone and independent First Peoples arts and cultural centre in the Yarra Building at Fed Square in...

Zak Kirkup Jul 14, 2023
National Native Title Council welcomes federal funding to protect South Australian heritage sites

The National Native Title Council have called the funding to restore and preserve cultural sites in South Australia, a "welcome" investment. The federal government has announced a...

Emma Ruben Apr 3, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: WA government seeks four more experts to join Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council

Western Australian Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dr Tony Buti is set to call for expressions of interest for new members to join the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council.Up to four n...

Giovanni Torre Mar 24, 2023
Rio Tinto releases second disclosure report since destruction of Juukan Gorge

Mining company Rio Tinto has released its second Communities and Social Performance Commitments Disclosure Report, outlining progress made against the commitments in the 2020 Revie...

Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board welcomes new members to oversee conservation of Aboriginal culture in north-west SA

The Alinytjara Wilurara (AW) Landscape Board, Australia’s only all-Aboriginal landscape board dedicated to conserving traditional Aboriginal use and occupation of South Australia’s...

Callan Morse Jan 26, 2023
US institutions retain majority of Native American remains in collections despite law demanding return

More than 30 years ago the United States Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in 1990, ordering that Native American human remains be returned...

Giovanni Torre Jan 24, 2023
Vandals destroy 40,000 year-old cave art in South Australia

Elders in South Australia have been left shocked and devastated by the deliberate destruction of ancient cave art which is up to 40,000 years old. The Adelaide Advertiser reports...

Giovanni Torre Dec 21, 2022
Illegal logging prosecution delivers support for Traditional Owners to return to Country

Eastern Kuku-Yalanji Traditional Owners have thrown their support behind the prosecution of illegal logging on Wet Tropics Country. In November, QLD Logging Pty Ltd pled guilty to...

Emma Ruben Nov 27, 2022
Confusion over jab requirements of Traditional Owners at WA mine sites

The Western Australian government is being asked to clarify whether Traditional Owners carrying out work on mine sites are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of its...

Aleisha Orr Apr 22, 2022
'Our Juukan Gorge': fears WA bridge project will destroy ancient rock shelter

A bridge project dubbed "Midland's Juukan Gorge" moment will proceed despite desperate pleas from Traditional Owners to alter the design which they say will devastate Aboriginal he...

Giovanni Torre Mar 4, 2022
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