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Friday, 22 February 2019

Midwife empowers Indigenous women through outback maternity photoshoots

Midwife empowers Indigenous women through outback maternity photoshoots
- A north-west Queensland midwife offering free maternity photoshoots for Indigenous women says the experience is a great confidence booster for the ...

Walking in two worlds – making gains and giving back

Walking in two worlds – making gains and giving back
- is determined to change the landscape of Indigenous affairs in Australia. ... It's the idea that as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we often ...

Can an Indigenous Expert Sort Out the Murray's Woes?

Can an Indigenous Expert Sort Out the Murray's Woes?
- This will be an important step regarding the recognition of the indigenous Australians as the traditional custodians of the Murray-Darling Basin.

An Adelaide Hospital Has Employed Aboriginal Healers To Treat Indigenous Patients

An Adelaide Hospital Has Employed Aboriginal Healers To Treat Indigenous Patients
- Lyell McEwin hospital in Adelaide has employed Aboriginal healers (known as Ngangkari) to assist with treatment of Indigenous patients alongside ...

WA's top Aboriginal students recognised with Rob Riley Memorial Prize

WA's top Aboriginal students recognised with Rob Riley Memorial Prize
- WESTERN Australia's top-performing Aboriginal students have been recognised for their achievements with the Rob Riley Memorial Prize. Named in ...

Adani coal mine should be suspended, UN says

Adani coal mine should be suspended, UN says
- asked Australia to “consider suspending” the Adani project until consent was given by “all Indigenous peoples, including the Wangan and ...

What you as an LGBTI person can do to improve your mental health

What you as an LGBTI person can do to improve your mental health
- Maintain or increase your involvement with LGBTI groups and organisations. There is no shortage of them in the Community Groups listings online at ...

84 per cent of LGBTI people believe parts of Australia are unsafe for the community

84 per cent of LGBTI people believe parts of Australia are unsafe for the community
- New research released to coincide with Mardi Gras shows that 84 per cent of queer Australians believe parts of the country are unsafe for LGBTI ...

Well being wake up in whānau ora report

Well being wake up in whānau ora report
- The review found whānau ora was effective in creating positive change for Māori and Pasifika families, but it was hampered by lack of support from ...

European Parliament calls on Commission to sustain its LGBTI strategy

European Parliament calls on Commission to sustain its LGBTI strategy
- The LGBTI List of Actions has been a key text for the EU's work on LGBTI rights. Even though it did not meet all the requests laid out in the Lunacek ...

Gay Muslim cartoonist 'terrified' after government tried to block him from Instagram

Gay Muslim cartoonist 'terrified' after government tried to block him from Instagram
- Local governments in Indonesia have been introducing anti-LGBTI laws and shutting down LGBTI organizations. There has been an increase in ...

A weighty issue for Auckland Māori

A weighty issue for Auckland Māori
- Seeing the impact of Māori health inequities within the community and my own whānau is something that has always upset me, especially when it ...

Maori radio thinking ahead of bureaucrats

Maori radio thinking ahead of bureaucrats
Maori radio thinking ahead of bureaucrats. A leading identity in iwi radio believes the bureaucrats are lagging behind Maori providers and need to ...

Speaking te reo Māori helps protect against type 2 diabetes: study

Speaking te reo Māori helps protect against type 2 diabetes: study
- The ability to speak te reo Māori appears to have a protective effect against developing type 2 diabetes, independent of several lifestyle factors.

Alabama prep star drops suit against high school association

Alabama prep star drops suit against high school association
Pike County Circuit Judge Sonny Reagan dismissed the suit Wednesday at the request of Maori Davenport's mother, Tara. The Charles Henderson ...

NZ Maori Council launches National Taskforce on Education

NZ Maori Council launches National Taskforce on Education
- We also need to ensure that our schools in rural and regional New Zealand with high Maori population rates are treated equally in terms of access to ...