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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Reviving the ancient Arabana language

Reviving the ancient Arabana language
- It's estimated there were originally 250 Indigenous languages in Australia, but less than half of these are still spoken. Of these about 90% are ...

Barometer shows that support for reconciliation is growing, but there's more to be done

Barometer shows that support for reconciliation is growing, but there's more to be done
Australians' support reconciliation and want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say in their own affairs, and this support is ...

Meet the Indigenous Australian putting boab beer on your must-drink list

Meet the Indigenous Australian putting boab beer on your must-drink list
- As a child growing up in Broome in Western Australia, Robert Dann collected boab nuts for his mum to cook. Now the entrepreneur has created ...

Indigenous people 'having a say' supported by 95% of Australians

Indigenous people 'having a say' supported by 95% of Australians
- An overwhelming majority of Australians support Indigenous people having a say in matters that affect them, according to a new survey about ...

A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia

A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia
- Musical theatre has been fertile ground for Indigenous artists over the past decade, with our main stages hosting everything from livewire cabaret to ...

Our social security system hurts women with young children

Our social security system hurts women with young children
- The leading researcher in Australia on social security and human rights, ... It targets Australia's Indigenous people in a way which is clearly racist.

West Virginia Republican compares LGBTI people to the Ku Klux Klan

West Virginia Republican compares LGBTI people to the Ku Klux Klan
- Eric Porterfield. A West Virginia state representative compared the LGBTI community to racist hate group, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

Why India's Stonewall may be just around the corner

Why India's Stonewall may be just around the corner
- Right now things are quiet for LGBTI people in India. But anything could happen. A lot of things happen in India because of political instigation.

Indigenous, Māori stars excited to showcase cultures

Indigenous, Māori stars excited to showcase cultures
- Indigenous veteran Will Chambers says Friday night's first All-Stars match against NZ Māori has special significance due to the clash of cultures.

ICES to create awareness on LGBTI equality in south Asia

ICES to create awareness on LGBTI equality in south Asia
- South Asia including Sri Lanka, several LGBT human rights issues are at a “tipping point” at which legal and/or social change could soon be possibl ...

Same-sex marriage laws an ambush: Perth Christian school principal

Same-sex marriage laws an ambush: Perth Christian school principal
- The major political parties backed the removal of religious exemptions that allowed faith-based schools to turn away LGBTI students, but negotiations ...

How Maori clash can inspire Indigenous stars to influence change

How Maori clash can inspire Indigenous stars to influence change
- However, the Maori population face similar issues to Indigenous Australians, such as higher unemployment, greater rates of imprisonment, poorer ...

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man
- Police and military have carried out a sweeping crackdown on independence supporters after rebel fighters in December killed 19 people working on ...

Smoking in cars to be banned

Smoking in cars to be banned
- Almost a decade after the Māori Affairs select committee inquiry into tobacco control asked for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, the ...

Government in danger of breaching Treaty of Waitangi

Government in danger of breaching Treaty of Waitangi
- Right to Life fully supports the principles of the Treaty and believe that we all have a responsibility to ensure that the Treaty rights of Maori are upheld.

Art market alongside Te Matatini

Art market alongside Te Matatini
- Visitors to Te Matatini later this month can find activities beyond kapa haka to slake their thirst for all things Māori. The popular Toi Māori Art Market will ...

Calming influence' Blair to lead Maori

Calming influence' Blair to lead Maori
- NZ Maori coach Stacey Jones has elected Adam Blair to lead his side and says Kalyn Ponga may spend time at fullback as well as five-eighth.