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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

UN's Empty Promises to World's Indigenous Peoples

UN's Empty Promises to World's Indigenous Peoples
- It is no accident that the last four nation states to support the Declaration – Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States – were precisely ...

Millions for solutions to indigenous youth suicide

Millions for solutions to indigenous youth suicide
Indigenous Australians die by suicide at twice the rate of other Australians and this rate is even higher for youth. So far this year, 12 indigenous boys ...

More women in Australia are going to prison than ever before. Here's why.

More women in Australia are going to prison than ever before. Here's why.
- Just over a third of female prisoners in Australia are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is particularly significant given Indigenous women ...

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20000 eggs

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20000 eggs
- Thousands of visitors flocked to the Museum of Australian Democracy ... facts about Australian democracy, including who Australia's first indigenous ...

Lest we forget Indigenous Australians at war

Lest we forget Indigenous Australians at war
- The term has been increasingly used by historians to speak of the violent conflicts between Indigenous Australians and European settlers during the ...

Gold Coast 2018 mascot Borobi reborn as champion for Indigenous languages

Gold Coast 2018 mascot Borobi reborn as champion for Indigenous languages
- There used to be 250 Indigenous languages spoken in Australia, now 90 per cent are considered endangered. "Borobi will be a great asset in ...

Australian Greens comprehensive LGBTIQ+ policies

Australian Greens comprehensive LGBTIQ+ policies
- The Greens will invest $1.7 million in the LGBTI Health Alliance and its partner organisations to facilitate health programs and initiatives that will ...

Australian Labor Party pledges to ban gay conversion therapy

Australian Labor Party pledges to ban gay conversion therapy
- These include a dedicated LGBTI commissioner, extra funding for HIV prevention and treatment, and a clampdown on laws that allow discrimination ...

US Supreme Court will finally decide on LGBTI employment ...

US Supreme Court will finally decide on LGBTI employment ...
- Supreme Court of the United States announced on Monday (22 April) they will review three cases dealing with LGBTI discrimination in the ...

LGBTI Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Workers Training

LGBTI Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Workers Training
- This training will strengthen your understanding of the LGBTQI community, enabling you to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care.

How a River Was Granted Personhood

How a River Was Granted Personhood
- For more than 700 years, the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, fought to maintain their spiritual connection to the Whanganui River.

Science sticking point in Manuka honey fight

Science sticking point in Manuka honey fight
- We are going to try to identify where our government scientists are coming from and where the scientists representing the Māori interests and not only ...

Time to address 'invisible epidemic' of brain injuries and suicide says Elder

Time to address 'invisible epidemic' of brain injuries and suicide says Elder
- She described a visit to Waikato a couple of year ago and hearing a group of young men talking about a young Māori farm labourer who had shot ...

New Zealand's Beloved Greenstone

New Zealand's Beloved Greenstone
- Before pounamu was introduced to Maori, they were using things like basalt and argillite, and quite common rocks in the construction of tools and ...

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand's Capital

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand's Capital
- A new policy in Wellington aims to revitalize the indigenous Māori language. First up: giving new, non-colonial names to sites around town.

How One New Zealand Couple Honoured Their Māori Roots On Their Wedding Day

How One New Zealand Couple Honoured Their Māori Roots On Their Wedding Day
- No request is too big and no intricate detail is too small when it comes to the "Big Day." But why do we get married the way we do? World Wide Wed ...