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Lowitja O'Donoghue, champion of Aboriginal rights, passes away at 91
Warning: This report contains the name and image of someone who had died.Indigenous rights advocate Lowitja O'Donoghue, who lobb...
Steven Deare 4 Feb 2024
"What do we want? Justice!" - 15,000 take to Meanjin's streets in solidarity for Invasion Day
On Friday, approximately 15,000 rallied together in solidarity on the Meanjin streets in protest of Australia Day, better known...
Joseph Guenzler 26 Jan 2024
Morrison government was warned "robodebt" would cause harm, especially in Indigenous communities
A royal commission has found two government departments failed to properly respond to the deaths of people who had automated deb...
Brazil's president declares six new indigenous reserves, granting First Peoples exclusive control of their resources
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has declared six new indigenous reserves, banning mining and restricting commercia...
Giovanni Torre 23 May 2023
There is much to learn from the long struggle of Colombia's Indigenous peoples
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples glob...
Dr Hannah McGlade 27 Mar 2023
Ecuador's indigenous peoples fight for their rights in the streets, courts and ballot boxes

Indigenous peoples in Ecuador are organising in defence of their rights and their land with political, legal, industrial and civil disobedience campaigns.Since Christmas the Waoran...

Giovanni Torre Feb 17, 2023
Human Rights Watch slam Canada over persistent "widespread abuses" of First Nations people

Human Rights Watch, the international rights group that recently criticised Australian governments for their failure to protect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Giovanni Torre Jan 16, 2023
President Lula da Silva signals a new dawn for Brazil's Indigenous peoples

New Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has wasted no time reversing the anti-Indigenous agenda of his predecessor, former president Jair Bolsonaro.“Lula”, who was sworn...

Giovanni Torre Jan 4, 2023
Indigenous child faces extradition to allegedly abusive father in Europe

A young First Nations woman is fighting to keep her daughter in Australia after a court ordered she be returned to her father, who the woman has previously accused of being abusive...

Giovanni Torre Dec 21, 2022
Economic pressure, not platitudes, is needed to protect Indigenous rights

A new European Union law that goes into effect in a couple of weeks will help protect Indigenous nations from being exploited by unscrupulous traders. The law will protect the env...

Dean Foley Dec 17, 2022
‘The Shield and the Spear' celebrates four decades of the Kimberley Land Council

More than four decades of the Kimberley Land Council’s history, struggle and knowledge has been compiled into a new illustrated book: The Shield and the Spear. Filled with never-b...

Callan Morse Dec 12, 2022
NT Australian Of The Year calls for real equality before the law

Leanne Liddle, Director of the Aboriginal Justice Unit and the Northern Territory’s nominee for Australian of the Year, says police must apply laws equally. It was recently made...

Giovanni Torre Jan 24, 2022
United Nations calls on Australian Government to investigate WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

The United Nations has urged the Australian Government to investigate the Western Australian government’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill. On 3 December, Marc Bossuyt, Vice-Ch...

Giovanni Torre Dec 11, 2021
Calls for stronger Traditional Owner heritage appeal rights ignored by WA government

The right of Traditional Owners to appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal under the proposed new Aboriginal Heritage Bill has now been removed from draft versions of the new l...

Giovanni Torre Nov 5, 2021
Juukan Gorge inquiry exposes "the destruction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage which continues to happen in this country”

The destruction of Juukan Gorge by Rio Tinto was “not unique” but “an extreme example of the destruction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage which continues...

Giovanni Torre Oct 20, 2021
Professor Megan Davis elected chair of prestigious United Nations group

Renowned human rights lawyer Professor Megan Davis has reached another milestone in her career after being elected Chair of one of the most influential subdivisions of the United N...

Britney Coulson Jul 28, 2021
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