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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Indigenous Affairs Minister to become 3rd minister to quit politics

Indigenous Affairs Minister to become 3rd minister to quit politics
- In Australia, a third federal minister has announced his resignation from politics, with Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion ...

Thousands protest Australia Day in solidarity with indigenous people

Thousands protest Australia Day in solidarity with indigenous people
- Activists marched across Australia in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who consider the country's official national day a day ...

Exporting feral animal meat could relieve tensions simmering on front line of pest crisis

Exporting feral animal meat could relieve tensions simmering on front line of pest crisis
- Wild horses have been in Australia for so many years now that Central Australia's Aboriginal communities have formed a rich connection with them.

Why Blackburn's whip is a shocking reminder of Australia's history

Why Blackburn's whip is a shocking reminder of Australia's history
- Why Blackburn's whip is a shocking reminder of Australia's history .... As non-Indigenous Australia once again throws itself an elaborate celebration to ...

Invasion Day 2019 rallies shifting focus and to policy, legislation as attendance numbers swell

Invasion Day 2019 rallies shifting focus and to policy, legislation as attendance numbers swell
- But different issues were highlighted beyond changing the date on Australia ... Mr Morrison acknowledged Australia's indigenous past in his video, ...

New generation of Indigenous students learn ancestral language

New generation of Indigenous students learn ancestral language
- On Australia Day, NSW Governor David Hurley used his address to call on people to learn Aboriginal languages, with 2019 being the International ...

Man confesses to ripping heart out of trans woman in Brazil

Man confesses to ripping heart out of trans woman in Brazil
- A more general overview of the country found a high rate of violence against the LGBTI community overall. A 2016 survey determined that at least one ...

Concerns over Homophobic Acts of Violence Surface Again in Cuba

Concerns over Homophobic Acts of Violence Surface Again in Cuba
- Different peaceful movements and social media platforms have been reporting these clashes ever since, especially between LGBTI activists and ...

I get that motivation, and I do want to be of service': Actress Magda Szubanski reveals plans to ...

I get that motivation, and I do want to be of service': Actress Magda Szubanski reveals plans to ...
- She was at the forefront of the push to legalise same sex marriage in Australia in 2017. And after becoming the fearless face of the successful Yes ...

LGBTI rights in Belgium remain a work in progress

LGBTI rights in Belgium remain a work in progress
- While Belgium is making political progress on LGBTI rights, the community faces outdated attitudes and everyday threats that show there's still a long ...

Māori is a culture, not a beer style

Māori is a culture, not a beer style
- Following on from inappropriate use of Māori-inspired imagery to promote New Zealand-hopped beers, several British craft breweries appear to think ...

The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars

The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars
- The first season – tasteful, moving, candid and hilarious – saw the humble family became celebrities in New Zealand, and they are now recognised ...

Protecting Maori heritage comes second best, new report reveals

Protecting Maori heritage comes second best, new report reveals
- Heritage pakeha buildings are better protected by rules and regulations than Maori heritage sites, a new report by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere ...

Narrow loses for both NZ Hockey teams

Narrow loses for both NZ Hockey teams
- The inaugural Pro League features the top nine teams in the world in a home and away series, unfortunately NZ didn't get the start that they wanted.

Young people learn water and life skills on Whanganui

Young people learn water and life skills on Whanganui
- This year the Hawke's Bay-based trust took 130 young Māori people paddling from Whakahoro to Pipiriki, with a night at Kaiwhaiki Marae and a brief ...

Is it time for Auckland's first Māori Mayor?

Is it time for Auckland's first Māori Mayor?
- With John Tamihere throwing his hat in the ring for the Mayoralty, Auckland could get it's first Māori Mayor. John, a former Labour Party Cabinet ...