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Anabaptists to sign treaty with First Nations peoples on January 26

Anabaptists to sign treaty with First Nations peoples on January 26 - when he and fellow Anabaptists from across Australia and New Zealand sign an historic treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Oxfam Finds Widening Wealth Gap in Australia

Oxfam Finds Widening Wealth Gap in Australia -  Australia is in the midst of a billionaire wealth boom while low-income earners, women and Indigenous people are left behind, according to new ...

Abbott's Indigenous proposal is an idea whose time has come

Abbott's Indigenous proposal is an idea whose time has come - Not many people in the centre of Australia's political spectrum, let alone those on the so-called progressive left, find Tony Abbott's ideas appealing.

Lady Gaga epically comes for Mike Pence and Trump during Vegas show

Lady Gaga epically comes for Mike Pence and Trump during Vegas show - was revealed last week that Karen Pence is returning to work at the Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia, which bans LGBTI students.

How dangerous is Spain's far-right Vox party?

How dangerous is Spain's far-right Vox party? - Vox's radical stance on immigration, feminist policies, and LGBTI rights is, for many, justification enough to place a cordon sanitaire around ...

Feeling blue? LGBTI people living with depression give advice on how to cope

Feeling blue? LGBTI people living with depression give advice on how to cope - As LGBTI people, we are disproportionately more likely to live with depression. Even from as young as 10 years old. Research indicates 40% of LGBTI  ...

How an Australian coach revived the Phoenix by reconnecting it to Maori heritage

How an Australian coach revived the Phoenix by reconnecting it to Maori heritage - A lot of the culture building was about what are the New Zealand people ... It led Rudan to embark on a journey of discovery, talking to Māori elders ...

Ngāi Tahu Tourism goes electric

Ngāi Tahu Tourism goes electric - One of New Zealand's leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, will adopt electric vehicle chargers at some of its businesses, helping to expand ...

Aussie beer occasion advert 'mocking Māori tradition'

Aussie beer occasion advert 'mocking Māori tradition' - Aussie beer occasion advert 'mocking Māori tradition' ... The image has offended some Māori and members of the New Zealand beer community.

Museum to return Native American skulls

Museum to return Native American skulls - 2016, councillors in the Borders returned a Maori war flag to New Zealand after an approach from the New Zealand museum and descendants of ...

Zebra painting also protects people from bites

Zebra painting also protects people from bites - Many indigenous peoples in Africa, Australia and Papua new Guinea are known to paint their bodies with bright stripes and Patterns. A study of ...

West Papuan leaders blame deaths of three babies on Indonesian crackdown

West Papuan leaders blame deaths of three babies on Indonesian crackdown - International observers and the West Papua people are lobbying for urgent access to West Papua to provide immediate medical treatment, food aid, ...

Indigenous Australia's crushing cycle of tragedy

Indigenous Australia's crushing cycle of tragedy - In her first act as the first female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner, Oscar initiated the National Women's Voices project ...

The inequality that divides us: Oxfam

The inequality that divides us: Oxfam -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples also fell into a group that was being left behind. Not only do Australian Government statistics show that ...

The battle for Aboriginal heritage on Perth's shore 30 years on

The battle for Aboriginal heritage on Perth's shore 30 years on -  Aboriginal people in Western Australia were forced off their lands; children were removed from their families and placed in state institutions. Between ...

Ash Barty: Five things you might not know about the tennis superstar

Ash Barty: Five things you might not know about the tennis superstar - She was named Tennis Australia's Indigenous ambassador to encourage more Aboriginal children to play the sport. "I'm a very proud Indigenous ...

Aussie billionaires rake in $100m each day

Aussie billionaires rake in $100m each day - The yawning gap between health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia ... is a symptom of this stark inequality," Dr ...

Should Australia Day's date be moved?

Should Australia Day's date be moved? - How you feel about the subject of Australia Day and the date it is held will – as it ... In 1938 Aboriginal leaders publicly declared it a day of sorrow and ...

State Department 'deeply disturbed' by latest Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown

State Department 'deeply disturbed' by latest Chechnya anti- LGBTI crackdown - “We are deeply disturbed by credible reports out of Chechnya about renewed attacks against individuals perceived to be members of the LGBTI  ...

The Women's March takes to the streets for the third year

The Women's March takes to the streets for the third year - For many women, particularly LGBTI and Jewish women, the Women's March leaders refusing to condemn Farrakhan was troubling. Many local ...

Med students push for more LGBTI health training

Med students push for more LGBTI health training - A third-year med student at New York Medical College is vocal about the need to focus more on LGBTI health Sarah Spiegel, a third-year med student ...

Homeless people of color started our revolution, so why we forget about them?

Homeless people of color started our revolution, so why we forget about them? - 2016 would turn out to be the deadliest year for the LGBTI community on record. We spent the morning reading and crying. When I opened the ...

Papua New Guinea's only radiation machine won't work — and the consequences can be fatal

Papua New Guinea's only radiation machine won't work — and the consequences can be fatal -  Papua New Guinea's only radiation machine won't work — and the ... in Papua New Guinea, there is currently no radiotherapy available for people  ...

Oldest nanny competes at Waka Ama Nationals

Oldest nanny competes at Waka Ama Nationals - As Taroi Black reports the 82 year-old was given a national salute at New Zealand's biggest waka ama annual event. Morehu says, "I didn't at first ...

Brewers encouraged to consider cultural sensitivities

Brewers encouraged to consider cultural sensitivities -  Māori cultural adviser Karaitiana Taiuru has also spoken out, explaining to New Zealand's island friends that Tā Moko is sacred in Māori culture.

Māori tourism gets top guidance

Māori tourism gets top guidance - NZ Māori Tourism is reaching for the heights, bringing the sons of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to meet iwi and share their experience of the opportunities ...

Maori Kids to start the school year more behind than ever

Maori Kids to start the school year more behind than ever -  Maori Kids to start the school year more behind than ever before: rise of the digital divide In this press release: an overview of the problem faced, ...

Time to overhaul NZ's pesticide rules

Time to overhaul NZ's pesticide rules - Treaty interests relevant to the regulation of pesticides include the substantive protection of native flora and fauna, protection of the Māori guardianship ...

Perth schoolgirl's heartbreaking message before taking own life

Perth schoolgirl's heartbreaking message before taking own life - Ms Pryor's death comes amid fears of a rising suicide rate among Aboriginal children in Australia . She was the fifth indigenous girl in the country to die ...

Australia's rich keep getting richer, with billionaires' wealth rising $160bn in one year

Australia's rich keep getting richer, with billionaires' wealth rising $160bn in one year - The yawning gap between health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia – who face a devastating infant mortality rate ...

Stonewall reinforces need for LGBTI children's books following spate of bans

Stonewall reinforces need for LGBTI children's books following spate of bans -  UK-based LGBTI rights group Stonewall has reinforced the need for LGBTI -themed books for children. The group says that books highlighting LGBTI  ...

Brexit might be the end of LGBTI protection, human rights lawyer warns

Brexit might be the end of LGBTI protection, human rights lawyer warns - The Brexit process is threatening the rights of the LGBTI community, British lawyer Helena Kennedy warns. After Prime Minister ...

LGBTI-inclusive anti-bullying laws linked to lower rates of teen suicides

LGBTI -inclusive anti-bullying laws linked to lower rates of teen suicides - The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law has found a connection between LGBTI -inclusive state bullying laws and lower rates of teen suicide ...

Fans get a first look at Supergirl's trans superhero, Dreamer

Fans get a first look at Supergirl's trans superhero, Dreamer - The announcement of the role and casting was praised by many in the LGBTI community. Producers described the character as a 'soulful young ...

The double lives of New Zealand's celebrity impersonators

The double lives of New Zealand's celebrity impersonators - But across the world, and here in New Zealand , there are many hardworking people who still have a lot of skin – and sweat – in the impersonation ...

Rowdy tourists praise Māori culture, slam ruthless 'white Kiwis'

Rowdy tourists praise Māori culture, slam ruthless 'white Kiwis' - The family's movements down New Zealand's North Island have been carefully followed by ... The ruthless people are the white Kiwis, not the Māori

NZ human rights to come under scrutiny from UN

NZ human rights to come under scrutiny from UN - Last month, 50 influential New Zealand women signed an open letter calling ... New Zealand's prison population is being forecast to rise by more than ...

The hunt for the 'unruly' people: tracking the tourists New Zealand can't get enough of

The hunt for the 'unruly' people : tracking the tourists New Zealand can't get enough of - From the moment the group were snapped leaving their rubbish at an Auckland beach, New Zealand hasn't been able to get enough of the family ...

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The real reason for the indigenous suicide crisis which has seen five Aboriginal girls ...

The real reason for the indigenous suicide crisis which has seen five Aboriginal girls ... - A failure to address issues facing the Aboriginal community is partly to blame for Australia's Indigenous youth suicide crisis, experts claim. An alarming ...

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away - As more councils debate the matter, it's clear Australians are starting to think about what it would mean to include indigenous peoples as equal ...

Eight facts about Indigenous people in Australia

Eight facts about Indigenous people in Australia - How many Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia ? How many are in danger of disappearing? And why are so many Indigenous kids – some ...

Campaign to free Aboriginal women jailed for unpaid fines

Campaign to free Aboriginal women jailed for unpaid fines - An online crowdfunding campaign set up to help Aboriginal women in Western Australia avoid jail for unpaid fines has raised $230,000 in its first four ...

The Uniting Church and 'Change the Date'

The Uniting Church and 'Change the Date' - This Sunday, 20 January, Uniting Churches around Australia will be ... Church has with the United Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, the ...

Aboriginal TV presenter wades into Australia Day debate

Aboriginal TV presenter wades into Australia Day debate -  Aboriginal TV presenter Brooke Bonney has waded into the debate on Australia Day, saying it should be moved from January 26.

Kansas reintroduces laws to protect LGBTI people from workplace discrimination

Kansas reintroduces laws to protect LGBTI people from workplace discrimination - Kansas' new governor has signed back into law anti-discrimination measures for LGBTI workers employed by the state government.

Technology that blocks LGBTI content online is putting people in danger

Technology that blocks LGBTI content online is putting people in danger - For the LGBTI individuals facing widespread persecution and discrimination in the six countries where Netsweeper's services are in use, the ...

Grindr shuts down its LGBTI news site

Grindr shuts down its LGBTI news site - But, Into staffers and LGBTI advocates in the US bemoaned the loss to LGBTI media. Into caused controversy in November last year with a report into ...

Anti-gay Singapore is leaving LGBTI people without a home

Anti-gay Singapore is leaving LGBTI people without a home - Finally, without anti-discrimination legislation to protect individuals in the private renting market, LGBTI tenants are at risk from homophobic or ...

Unruly tourists speak out as deportation looms

Unruly tourists speak out as deportation looms - After that, they claim they were abused, with people calling them "Irish .... "We have to go home early because the New Zealand people are treating my ...

All smiles after being accepted to study dentistry

All smiles after being accepted to study dentistry - It's important to have Māori dentists so Māori can help other Māori improve their oral health.” Father, Aaron Kamana- who says he's in need of a new  ...

Reviving the Maori Language

Reviving the Maori Language - On paper, the Maori people's rights have been recognized since New Zealand's colonization. But discrimination against the Maori people has ...

2019: International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019: International Year of Indigenous Languages -  Māori Language expert Tawhirimatea Williams says preservation of any ... we came here and started going to school in New Zealand ,” says Tunato, ...

Hikoi to support wahine undergoing weight loss surgery

Hikoi to support wahine undergoing weight loss surgery - It's making me a lot more accountable for the whole hikoi and my new ... Meanwhile, whānau around Australia and New Zealand will take part in their ...

Cannabis convictions fall in New Zealand while meth still on the rise

Cannabis convictions fall in New Zealand while meth still on the rise - Cannabis convictions fall in New Zealand while meth still on the rise ... half of those convictions, while 80 percent are men and 41 percent are Māori .

Suicide claims one life a week in the Northern Territory

Suicide claims one life a week in the Northern Territory - The figures were in line with previous years, with the NT having Australia's highest suicide rate per capita for nine out of the last 10 years leading up to ...

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights - The program trialled from April 2016 provided intensive job-readiness training (and parenting programs) for single parents “at risk”, often Indigenous , ...

Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period

Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period - Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period ... Three of the other cases occurred in Western Australia and one was in Queensland.

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away - All of them, however, take seriously the inclusion of Australia's Indigenous heritage and multicultural diversity in our national day. Our interviews show ...

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point - Communities and families are mourning the loss of five young Aboriginal girls who took their own lives in separate incidents in Western Australia , ...

Traditional masculinity has been dubbed 'harmful' by a major health body

Traditional masculinity has been dubbed 'harmful' by a major health body - to shun friendships with gay men and 38 per cent thought boys shouldn't learn how to cook and clean. ... In an Australian context, a high value is placed on expressions of manliness ...

Republican governor protects LGBTI govt employees on first day in office

Republican governor protects LGBTI govt employees on first day in office - Newly sworn-in Republican Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, signed an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination in state employment on ...

Returning Native Title Materials

Returning Native Title Materials - The native title system has produced a remarkable and unprecedented research effort, both in size and scope. The information assets created by ...

Australia launches first LGBTI consent festival

Australia launches first LGBTI consent festival - One of Australia's largest LGBTI events, Melbourne's Midsumma Festival, will ... 'In health for example, we've just had a debate in politics about “ gay  ...

The Gay Penguins of Australia

The Gay Penguins of Australia - When Sphen and Magic became a couple, Australia had just gone through a bitter battle about whether gay marriage should be legal. The human gay  ...

NCEA results are out and Māori may have an advantage

NCEA results are out and Māori may have an advantage - NCEA results released today reveal only 1 in 7 students enrolled in Māori language subjects are enrolled in Te Reo Rangatira. However, wharekura ...

Paradiso Ubud celebrates indigenous voices through film

Paradiso Ubud celebrates indigenous voices through film - The Papua -themed evening also explored indigenous literary talents. ... It tells the story of how indigenous people can be resourceful when faced with ...

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction - Drug Foundation's latest state of the nation has found more than half of those being imprisoned for low level drug offences are Māori . The report ...

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing Māori language students on the Kaipara. Peter Boyes, who took Te Ara Reo ...

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem - New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom has distanced himself from comments made by a district councillor who says he is "ashamed" of singing the te reo ...

Māori films more than 'natives running around with bare bums'

Māori films more than 'natives running around with bare bums' - The search is on for the next big thing in Māori filmmaking after the New Zealand Film Commission earmarked $2.5 million for feature films in te reo ...

Fears of rising suicide rate among indigenous youth

Fears of rising suicide rate among indigenous youth - Four Aboriginal girls have taken their own lives in a horror week in Western Australia , with one prominent suicide researcher predicting indigenous  ...

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday -  Australia's federal government has ordered local ... The country's 700,000 or so indigenous people track near the bottom of its 25 ...

Five indigenous girls die over nine days in alarming spate of suicides

Five indigenous girls die over nine days in alarming spate of suicides - The tragic toll of indigenous child suicide around Australia has risen further, with confirmation that a 12-year-old girl living near Adelaide took her own ...

Blaming 1788 won't fix child suicides'

Blaming 1788 won't fix child suicides' -  Australia's indigenous suicide crisis won't be fixed by blaming colonisation, says Aboriginal academic Anthony Dillon, who is calling for a greater focus ...

Don't tell me I'm 'too pretty to be Aboriginal'. It's not a compliment; it's racism

Don't tell me I'm 'too pretty to be Aboriginal '. It's not a compliment; it's racism - I wanted to use the power of documentary to address the discrimination Aboriginal women face on a daily basis all over Australia ; I wanted to help ...

Indigenous trailblazers to headline 2019 National Multicultural Festival

Indigenous trailblazers to headline 2019 National Multicultural Festival - Mark Olive is Australia's best known Aboriginal chef who features on television and has performed live cooking promotions around Australia and ...

17 novels any lesbian and bi woman should read before turning 30

17 novels any lesbian and bi woman should read before turning 30 -  LGBTI literature can be crucial in providing young readers with the role models they desperately need or with some insights into a different life they'll ...