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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Brunei set to enact stoning of gays to death

Brunei set to enact stoning of gays to death
- first Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation next week to enforce draconian sharia law penalties such as death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, ...

UK's Natural History Museum returns remains of Indigenous Australians to elders

UK's Natural History Museum returns remains of Indigenous Australians to elders
- The ancestral remains of 37 Indigenous people will be returned to Australia ... The Australian government has welcomed the return of the 37 set of ...

Young researcher awarded for fight against blindness

Young researcher awarded for fight against blindness
Indigenous Australians are over three times as likely to have diabetes and it's one of the leading causes of vision loss in Indigenous adults.

Indigenous suicide prevention campaign launched by RUOK

Indigenous suicide prevention campaign launched by RUOK
- Suicide rates among Indigenous Australians are currently twice as frequent as the general population, according to RUOK. It is also the leading cause ...

Land commissioner rejects 'pedantic, ungracious' objections to Aboriginal claims over NT river ...

Land commissioner rejects 'pedantic, ungracious' objections to Aboriginal claims over NT river ...
- The Federal Aboriginal Land Commissioner has rejected the objections of recreational and commercial fishermen and cattle station owners to 16 ...

Indigenous groups to share decision-making under new agreement

Indigenous groups to share decision-making under new agreement
We are committed to working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.”.

Aussie rules club produces video to tackle racism

Aussie rules club produces video to tackle racism
An Australian rules team has taken a stand against racist abuse of players by producing a video that features indigenous ...

LGBTQ Support Drops in Young Republicans

LGBTQ Support Drops in Young Republicans
LGBTQ acceptance has steadily been climbing throughout many different groups of people – Muslims, Mormons, the elderly, independents, and ...

I feel caught in the middle': queer Muslims on the LGBTQ lessons row

I feel caught in the middle': queer Muslims on the LGBTQ lessons row
- If anyone knows how this feels it is the LGBTQ Muslims who have been watching the drama unfold. Amid the fury, how do they feel about the way their ...

New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'

New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'
- Carrying placards with signs such as “He wanted to divide us, he only made us stronger”, “Muslims welcome, racists not”, and “Kia Kaha” - Maori for ...

Southern LGBTQ history collected, preserved in Alabama

Southern LGBTQ history collected, preserved in Alabama
- A mission to increase the visibility of southern LGBTQ history has taken root in Birmingham. For the past three years, two Alabama natives leading a ...

6 surprising gay- and queer-friendly destinations

6 surprising gay- and queer-friendly destinations
- While Europe, Australia and the US are usually considered quite gay- and queer-friendly, there are other places in the world that might surprise you ...

Hastings council should reject voting tribal appointees

Hastings council should reject voting tribal appointees
- The proposal that “appropriately skilled non-elected tangata whenua members of the council's Maori Joint Committee be appointed, with voting rights, ...

The Four Key Essentials For A Functional Housing System

The Four Key Essentials For A Functional Housing System
- Statistically, only 23% of Māori own their own homes and are more likely to access social housing or experience homelessness and landlessness.

Teachers told to tackle racism

Teachers told to tackle racism
- So what are we doing to engage with our Māori, what are we doing to create learning environments that are culturally appropriate for our young Māori ...

Terrorism Comes to Laid Back New Zealand

Terrorism Comes to Laid Back New Zealand
- Originally occupied by the Maori people, today the population of New Zealand is 74% of European descent, with the M?ori being only 14.9 percent.

Māori village gets housing revamp

Māori village gets housing revamp
- The small Hawkes Bay community of Raupunga just north of the Mohaka viaduct is to get a boost thanks to a $1.2 million investment in Māori housing.

Climate change threatens Māori plant use

Climate change threatens Māori plant use
- Climate change will likely shift the distribution of culturally important plants, hampering harvests and putting long Māori traditions and knowledge at ...