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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Scientists find Indigenous knowledge crucial to toad success

Scientists find Indigenous knowledge crucial to toad success
- Scientists working to reduce the biodiversity disaster being caused by the march of cane toads across Northern Australia have concluded that ...

This project on Aboriginal soldiers hits a personal note

This project on Aboriginal soldiers hits a personal note
- Dr Huggins' book adds to a lifelong body of work that has seen her publish widely on Indigenous Australian issues, history and women's studies for ...

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Australia's Brand New 50 Cent Coin

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Australia's Brand New 50 Cent Coin
- A brand-spankin' new 50 cent coin has just been dropped into circulation featuring 14 indigenous words. The Royal Australian Mint released this ...

Indigenous elder's remains to be returned to Australia after repatriation event in Munich

Indigenous elder's remains to be returned to Australia after repatriation event in Munich
Australian Ambassador to Germany Lynette Wood said watching the Indigenous community take part in the repatriation was moving and with more ...

Indigenous people's livelihoods at risk in scramble for lithium, the new white gold'

Indigenous people's livelihoods at risk in scramble for lithium, the new white gold'
- Chile is already leading the pack, with the second largest production of lithium worldwide in 2018 after Australia, and the Chilean government taking ...

Darwin lad Dion Devow strikes it big in nation's capital

Darwin lad Dion Devow strikes it big in nation's capital
- Mr Devow has since used his profile to boost other indigenous go getters and ... “I like to help Aboriginal artists get their name out there to promote their ... arty and they love Australians and they're really interested in Aboriginal art.”.

Media coverage of Brunei 'misses the point', says Malaysian LGBTI activist

Media coverage of Brunei 'misses the point', says Malaysian LGBTI activist
- 'Selective liberal outrage' is missing the point on the coverage of Brunei's implementation of Sharia law or SPC, says a prominent Malaysian LGBTI ...

Did DC's Shazam introduce film's first openly gay superhero?

Did DC's Shazam introduce film's first openly gay superhero?
- And the lack of LGBTI representation means many are wishing for ... the gig will be the first gay actor to play an LGBTI protagonist in a Marvel's movie.

Demonstrators set to descend Brunei-owned hotel in Brisbane

Demonstrators set to descend Brunei-owned hotel in Brisbane
- The hotel is reportedly owned by the current Sultan of Brunei who has been globally condemned for introducing the death penalty for LGBTI people.

Kenya's refugee camp Pride will be back despite violence and death threats

Kenya's refugee camp Pride will be back despite violence and death threats
- Kakuma is one of the world's biggest refugee camps and has a sizeable population that identifies as LGBTI. Many of the LGBTI people come from ...

New evidence claims first discovery of taro in Māori gardens

New evidence claims first discovery of taro in Māori gardens
- The first discovery of tropical Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by a recent archaeological research project on ...

Shift in mindset needed to address education inequality

Shift in mindset needed to address education inequality
- The consistently poor outcomes for Maori students and for students from lower decile schools are not the consequence of some natural order or state ...

Utu actor Zac Wallace – 'born a leader and a fighter for justice'

Utu actor Zac Wallace – 'born a leader and a fighter for justice'
- The thrilling tale of conflict between Māori and British colonists in 1870s New Zealand is led by Wallace's character Te Wheke, who sets out to take ...

Local Social Impact Hub to Meet Global Need

Local Social Impact Hub to Meet Global Need
- We saw Māori being researched on, programs being implemented, yet the problems were never fixed,” says Awerangi Tamihere, Wai-Atamai Director ...

Rural health programme receives student award

Rural health programme receives student award
- They are clearly passionate about rural health and the health of Māori and this showed through in the nature of the programme and the clinical ...

New study reveals consumption of certain nutrients linked to lower risks of death

New study reveals consumption of certain nutrients linked to lower risks of death
- Ultimately, our priority is ensuring the health sector provides the best quality of care to whānau Māori. This looks like a system which is culturally safe ...