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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Fears of rising suicide rate among indigenous youth

Fears of rising suicide rate among indigenous youth
- Four Aboriginal girls have taken their own lives in a horror week in Western Australia, with one prominent suicide researcher predicting indigenous ...

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday
Australia's federal government has ordered local ... The country's 700,000 or so indigenous people track near the bottom of its 25 ...

Five indigenous girls die over nine days in alarming spate of suicides

Five indigenous girls die over nine days in alarming spate of suicides
- The tragic toll of indigenous child suicide around Australia has risen further, with confirmation that a 12-year-old girl living near Adelaide took her own ...

Blaming 1788 won't fix child suicides'

Blaming 1788 won't fix child suicides'
Australia's indigenous suicide crisis won't be fixed by blaming colonisation, says Aboriginal academic Anthony Dillon, who is calling for a greater focus ...

Don't tell me I'm 'too pretty to be Aboriginal'. It's not a compliment; it's racism

Don't tell me I'm 'too pretty to be Aboriginal'. It's not a compliment; it's racism
- I wanted to use the power of documentary to address the discrimination Aboriginal women face on a daily basis all over Australia; I wanted to help ...

Indigenous trailblazers to headline 2019 National Multicultural Festival

Indigenous trailblazers to headline 2019 National Multicultural Festival
- Mark Olive is Australia's best known Aboriginal chef who features on television and has performed live cooking promotions around Australia and ...

17 novels any lesbian and bi woman should read before turning 30

17 novels any lesbian and bi woman should read before turning 30
LGBTI literature can be crucial in providing young readers with the role models they desperately need or with some insights into a different life they'll ...

Activists fear new LGBT purge in Chechnya after dozens arrested

Activists fear new LGBT purge in Chechnya after dozens arrested
- The report criticised Russia's response, saying “Russian authorities responsible for investigating alleged crimes against LGBTI citizens persecuted in ...

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too
- Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing Māori language students on the Kaipara. Peter Boyes, who took Te Ara Reo ...

Why we need to encourage straight people to go to gay clubs

Why we need to encourage straight people to go to gay clubs
- like many other LGBTI people, do not hang out exclusively with people of the same sexuality. This presents an obstacle for me on nights out.

Singapore is tightening adoption laws after gay man adopts surrogate son

Singapore is tightening adoption laws after gay man adopts surrogate son
LGBTI community celebrated the court's ruling as a win for equal rights. But the judges made it clear they made their decision based on the child's ...

WHY? Because Koteka Is The Reason

WHY? Because Koteka Is The Reason
- West Papua is a part of Indonesia too, but not many people are at all concerned about the situation there – with all the genocides, massacres and ...

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe
- More than 10,000 marchers are anticipated to descend on DC for the event, including people from Australia, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Canada, ...

Intercultural cities: good practice examples

Intercultural cities: good practice examples
- Staff is supported to learn and use te reo Māori which is one of the three official languages of New Zealand (the other two are English and New ...

Health organisation calls for less tobacco availability in Māori communities

Health organisation calls for less tobacco availability in Māori communities
- That's distracting from the big issue, which is how much tobacco tax Māori are paying disproportionately, and that is harming our communities ...

A tobacco-free Māori nation is vital'

A tobacco-free Māori nation is vital'
- However, one researcher disputed that and said the best thing for Māori was to ... to elsewhere, which disproportionately impacted Māori communities.

Five Key Values of Strong Maori Leadership

Five Key Values of Strong Maori Leadership
- The indigenous people of New Zealand/Aotearoa, Maori, are facing a renaissance of culture, despite a long history of colonization and cultural ...