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Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'

Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off' - By 1939, many Indigenous Australians had died on Cummeragunja because of the minimal rations of food given to them, the lack of sanitation, and ...

Turbocharged Territory Arts Trail Campaign to Boost Tourism

Turbocharged Territory Arts Trail Campaign to Boost Tourism - A new marketing campaign launched around Australia over the weekend promotes the Territorys distinctive Aboriginal art and culture as the hook to ...

Steadfast invests in Indigenous-owned broker

Steadfast invests in Indigenous -owned broker - The listed broker network has taken a 26% stake in Origin, which aims to promote Indigenous engagement with corporate Australia and uses a portion ...

I remember so many children who have taken their lives – it is a national abomination

I remember so many children who have taken their lives – it is a national abomination -  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suicides comprise 6% of Australia's total suicides but, shockingly, 80% of child suicides aged 12 and below are ...

Members of Congress urge Pompeo to condemn Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown

Members of Congress urge Pompeo to condemn Chechnya anti- LGBTI crackdown - More than 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 29 urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to publicly condemn the anti- LGBTI  ...

Calls To Link Religious School Funding With Removal of LGBTIQ Discrimination

Calls To Link Religious School Funding With Removal of LGBTIQ Discrimination - Mr Croome called on the federal government to adopt Tasmania's laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBTI teachers and students in all ...

This is why Lunar New Year is a time of massive anxiety for LGBTIs in China

This is why Lunar New Year is a time of massive anxiety for LGBTIs in China - Millions of LGBTI Chinese this week will join the largest annual movement of people on the planet to return to their hometowns and bring in the new ...

Victorian government announces plan to ban gay conversion therapy

Victorian government announces plan to ban gay conversion therapy - Victoria is set to ban gay conversion therapy, with the harmful practice ... to become the first Australian state the criminalise gay conversion therapy.

More confusion over regional roads

More confusion over regional roads - The extra capital for the development of Māori land will be welcomed by Māori – it's a pity however, that the Government has axed the Te Ture ...

Getting serious at Waitangi

Getting serious at Waitangi - This weekend, on the other hand, has seen both Maori and the Government start to get into the fine print that translates the Treaty into reality.

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University - Brash of course infamously incited hateful Māori bashing with his awful Orewa Speech by claiming Māori somehow had 'privilege' and was recently ...

Te Tii accused of opening door to hate speech

Te Tii accused of opening door to hate speech - He says Dr Brash, who is calling for colour-blind laws and the end of the Māori seats, will be balanced on a panel by former New Plymouth mayor ...

Government steps up to boost Māori land earnings

Government steps up to boost Māori land earnings - The Government is committing $100 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to assist in the development of Māori land. Announcing the pūtea at ...

Fighting spirit brings spark to Te Matatini

Fighting spirit brings spark to Te Matatini - Bigger than the Olympics. That's how the chief executive of Te Matatini describes the biennial Māori performing arts festival. The 46 teams that got ...

Labor Government To Make Conversion 'Therapy' Against The Law

Labor Government To Make Conversion 'Therapy' Against The Law - The Andrews Labor Government will bring in laws to denounce and prohibit LGBTI conversion practices, ending the bigoted practice that has caused ...

Evil practice peddled in shame and stigma': Daniel Andrews vows to ban gay conversion therapy ...

Evil practice peddled in shame and stigma': Daniel Andrews vows to ban gay conversion therapy ... - What they (gay conversion therapy) really are is a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in ...

Victoria to become first Australian state to ban conversion therapy

Victoria to become first Australian state to ban conversion therapy - In a statement posted to his website, Andrews' office explained that his government “will bring in laws to denounce and prohibit LGBTI conversion ...

I take a risk when I get on': Transgender commuters describe life on public transport

I take a risk when I get on': Transgender commuters describe life on public transport - A Victoria Police spokeswoman said PSOs undergo two LGBTI awareness training packages and acknowledged that there was "under reporting of ...

Maori Council and the National Maori Authority hit the road

Maori Council and the National Maori Authority hit the road - Waitangi Day celebrations begin early in Australia where large Maori population bases exist such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

LGBT community steps in to make sure NZ sees conversion film

LGBT community steps in to make sure NZ sees conversion film - After a decision to not release the 2018 film about gay conversion therapy, Boy Erased in New Zealand due to its commercial viability, the rainbow ...

Cove recognised as LGBT-friendly organisation

Cove recognised as LGBT -friendly organisation - Cove has received the Rainbow Tick designation, certifying the Auckland -based insurance start-up is a welcoming and inclusive place for people of ...

Bisexual teen: 'I just realised that straight is not the default'

Bisexual teen: 'I just realised that straight is not the default' - Overwhelmingly, being LGBT is very easy in New Zealand if you live in the place I do - and not everyone does, and it's much harder for trans people, ...

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The passive racism of Australian media is borne of arrogance, ignorance, fear and fragility

The passive racism of Australian media is borne of arrogance, ignorance, fear and fragility - But we are not supposed draw any parallels with similar Indigenous -led ... “When the idea was taken up in Australia ,” recalls the Freedom Rider and ...

Accusations of racism won't resolve indigenous plight

Accusations of racism won't resolve indigenous plight - We believe that the Constitution should be amended so that the voices of indigenous Australians can be fully heard,” Mr Mackenzie will say in a ...

Debunking 'There are more important things to talk about than Australia Day'

Debunking 'There are more important things to talk about than Australia Day' - Almost certainly there are more important issues affecting Indigenous people than the celebrations on January 26 but that is entirely not the point.

Morrison won't rule out future support for indigenous 'voice to parliament'

Morrison won't rule out future support for indigenous 'voice to parliament' - all around Australia and I think have a very good record of their programs of supporting indigenous employment around Australia ,” Mr Morrison said.

The Australia Music Prize shortlist is out

The Australia Music Prize shortlist is out - From neo-classical intersecting with traditional indigenous and a record which captured the sounds of the world as heard through Australian ears to ...

CNC collaborates with top Australian university for Indigenous initiative

CNC collaborates with top Australian university for Indigenous initiative - The College of New Caledonia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Western Sydney University that will mobilize programs and activities ...

Studio 10 racism row fires up between Yumi Stynes and Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Studio 10 racism row fires up between Yumi Stynes and Kerri-Anne Kennerley - it's like the people who honestly didn't believe that gay marriage would happen,” she said. ... LidiaThorpeMP weighs in on Australia Day protests.

Delta Airlines 'must apologize' for calling police on deaf LGBTI couple

Delta Airlines 'must apologize' for calling police on deaf LGBTI couple - Delta Airlines 'must apologize' for calling police on deaf LGBTI couple ... LGBTI groups have called on Delta Airlines to apologize to two LGBTI deaf ...

Mexican mayor assisting LGBTI migrants slams Trump's 'tactic of intimidation'

Mexican mayor assisting LGBTI migrants slams Trump's 'tactic of intimidation' - A Mexican mayor who provided assistance to LGBTI migrants has said Trump's demand for a wall is a 'tactic'. Jesús Antonio Pujol Irastorza is the ...

Florida's most LGBTI-friendly city, Wilton Manors, gets rainbow police car

Florida's most LGBTI -friendly city, Wilton Manors, gets rainbow police car - The Broward County city is one of the most LGBTI -friendly places in the US. It has a sizeable LGBTI population. In fact, following last November's ...

Māori are being urged to voice concern with DNA consultation

Māori are being urged to voice concern with DNA consultation - Considering the significant advancements with genomic research and the fact that research in New Zealand is being conducted with no Māori  ...

Māori pou to be carved in Antarctica

Māori pou to be carved in Antarctica - A pair of Māori carvers are off to Antarctica for two weeks to complete two ... The new pou will be unveiled before the carvers return to New Zealand .

Waitangi Tribunal decision just a first step towards equality for Māori women

Waitangi Tribunal decision just a first step towards equality for Māori women - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) applauds the decision of the Waitangi Tribunal to accept a claim lodged by Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa ...

Boy Erased to screen in NZ during pride festivals

Boy Erased to screen in NZ during pride festivals - Diverse Church NZ has teamed up with Spark and NZME to release the film in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch during the time of their pride ...

Kolohe Kai shares his love for Māori culture

Kolohe Kai shares his love for Māori culture - During an interview with Te Kāea, the singer said he loves that everytime he visits New Zealand he receives a “beautiful” welcoming. “For the last eight ...

What Ihumātao reveals about NZ's protection of Māori heritage sites

What Ihumātao reveals about NZ's protection of Māori heritage sites - For generations, Māori heritage sites have been lost through wilful ignorance and a steamroller mentality. Though recognition is growing, ...

Giving power to indigenous youth

Giving power to indigenous youth - Ms Kirby, an accountant who manages Qantas's corporate governance, will today join 800 other indigenous young Australians for the largest ...

75% of NT criminal cases involve ATSI

75% of NT criminal cases involve ATSI - Hugely disproportionate figures were also recorded in Western Australia , where, despite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders making up just 3.8 per ...

Magda and Kylie among LGBTI Australians and allies awarded Order of Australia honours

Magda and Kylie among LGBTI Australians and allies awarded Order of Australia honours - Setting Australia's LGBTI agenda since 1979» ... Magda and Kylie among LGBTI Australians and allies awarded Order of Australia honours.

Boy Erased's Joel Edgerton's advice to parents struggling to accept LGBTI kids news

Boy Erased's Joel Edgerton's advice to parents struggling to accept LGBTI kids news - Related Docs for Boy Erased's Joel Edgerton's advice to parents struggling to accept LGBTI kids. 101 upcoming Hollywood movies to watch out for in ...

As Entrepreneurs, Indigenous Australians Find a Growing Empowerment

As Entrepreneurs, Indigenous Australians Find a Growing Empowerment - Now, as part of a growing number of Indigenous Australians finding success in the entrepreneurial world even as the rate of non- Indigenous business ...

Indigenous leaders back Kerri-Anne Kennerley in racism row

Indigenous leaders back Kerri-Anne Kennerley in racism row -  Indigenous leaders have weighed in to support TV veteran Kerri-Anne ... Australia Day protesters weren't doing more for indigenous communities in ...

Indigenous Australians Are the Most Incarcerated People on Earth

Indigenous Australians Are the Most Incarcerated People on Earth -  Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated people on earth. They make up two percent of the general population, but a staggering 28 percent of ...

Bees can learn the difference between European and Australian Indigenous art styles in a single ...

Bees can learn the difference between European and Australian Indigenous art styles in a single ... - Bees were shown four different paintings by the French impressionist artist Claude Monet, and four paintings by Australian Indigenous artist Noŋgirrŋa ...

Mexico border city provides assistance to LGBTI migrants

Mexico border city provides assistance to LGBTI migrants - is the mayor of Nogales, Mexico, which borders the U.S. His administration has provided assistance to LGBTI migrants who have passed through his ...

BuzzFeed slashes Australian workforce as boss makes Twitter gaffe

BuzzFeed slashes Australian workforce as boss makes Twitter gaffe - BuzzFeed has announced plans to slash its Australian workforce, but ... BuzzFeed Australia employees had known there would be cuts since last Thursday. ... reform, and Lane Sainty, who became an eminent voice on LGBT issues.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she was surprised at how public responded to baby Neve

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she was surprised at how public responded to baby Neve - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was taken aback at how well New Zealand ... "I didn't expect people to be so welcoming, so positive about me being ...

Fantastic Māori and Pasifika youth leadership

Fantastic Māori and Pasifika youth leadership - A small delegation of Māori and Pasifika youth ambassadors will be selected by Creative New Zealand to attend the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and ...

Waitangi Tribunal decision just a first step towards equality for Māori women

Waitangi Tribunal decision just a first step towards equality for Māori women - We agree with the PSA that for too long there have been well-documented inequities for Māori and for Māori women in particular. This is especially ...

How Māori university names promote student inclusivity

How Māori university names promote student inclusivity - While searching for your study abroad options in New Zealand, you may notice the use of Māori names listed underneath the institution's official name.

Avoiding Māori cultural appropriation: A reference guide

Avoiding Māori cultural appropriation: A reference guide - Following last week's discussion about the inappropriate use of Māori culture in advertising, Steph Coutts of New Zealand's Craft Beer College has ...

Interview with Maori Karmael Holmes

Interview with Maori Karmael Holmes - This interview with BlackStar Film Festival founder and Temple Alum Maori Karmael Holmes (MFA '05) was recorded in November 2018, when Maori  ...

How can the NT spend money allocated for remote Indigenous disadvantage elsewhere?

How can the NT spend money allocated for remote Indigenous disadvantage elsewhere? - The money not spent on Aboriginal communities is disgusting. ... The Australian once called the "greatest scandal in contemporary Aboriginal affairs".

How History Channel's Ancient Aliens takes the mickey out of Australian history

How History Channel's Ancient Aliens takes the mickey out of Australian history - One show cited Indigenous art as absolute evidence of ancient alien ... the whole aliens visited Australia story with Erich Von Daniken's 1968 book, ...

Search begins for indigenous Australians running for change

Search begins for indigenous Australians running for change - but Australia is looking for indigenous representatives who are committed to making a difference. The Indigenous  ...

Preserving the Kunwinjku language of West Arnhem Land

Preserving the Kunwinjku language of West Arnhem Land - The Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Australian National University ... “There are not many opportunities to learn an Indigenous language at ...

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages - Official launch of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages ... at Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Languages Centre in Western Australia , ...

These LGBTI Jews reflect on their history for Holocaust Remembrance Day

These LGBTI Jews reflect on their history for Holocaust Remembrance Day - Holocaust Remembrance Day. With the rise of anti-Semitism across the US and Europe, LGBTI Jews are reflecting on the ...

21 pics of London's Winter Pride, one of the first LGBTI events of 2019

21 pics of London's Winter Pride, one of the first LGBTI events of 2019 - 21 pics of London's Winter Pride, one of the first LGBTI events of 2019 If you thought you had to wait until this summer for Pride events in London, you ...

Asia's first boat LGBTI pride parade looks incredible

Asia's first boat LGBTI pride parade looks incredible - Asia's first boat LGBTI pride parade looks incredible Thousands attended Myanmar's largest LGBTI pride event this weekend. Around 600 people ...

Protest called to condemn homophobic attack on LGBTI center

Protest called to condemn homophobic attack on LGBTI center - There has been a swift response to this weekend's attack against the LGBTI center in Barcelona, with a protest called for Monday evening and the city ...

My Kitchen Rules fans fire up at 'party terrorists' Josh and Austin

My Kitchen Rules fans fire up at 'party terrorists' Josh and Austin - We thought that you were a lesbian and that was your gay best friend,” Josh told the pink-haired woman, ... All of Australia would've thanked them.

Alert as Manam volcano spews ash, smoke

Alert as Manam volcano spews ash, smoke - The observatory team has advised people on Manam to avoid venturing into or doing activities in the four main valleys for prolonged periods.

West Papuan separatists hand petition to UN rights chief

West Papuan separatists hand petition to UN rights chief - A separatist movement in Indonesia's West Papua province ... "I handed over what I call the bones of the people of West Papua , because so ...

Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti: Behind the lines

Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti: Behind the lines - Through their creative cultural performance, Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti are celebrating Māori religious and political movements such as Kīngitanga, Ratana ...

More Māori-based justice solutions being considered to reduce reoffending

More Māori -based justice solutions being considered to reduce reoffending -  Māori -based justice solutions are effective and could reduce reoffending rates if expanded to cover more offenders and more serious offending, the ...

Te Kūiti Pā – Where legends are written

Te Kūiti Pā – Where legends are written - his youth, he had played rugby for the King Country and Whanganui, and he was New Zealand Māori men's tennis champion from 1924 to 1928.

Māori filmmakers to receive Merata Mita Fellowship

Māori filmmakers to receive Merata Mita Fellowship -  Māori film producer Ainsley Gardiner and filmmaker Briar Grace-Smith are to receive the 2019 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship. Selected ...

Indigenous Affairs Minister to become 3rd minister to quit politics

Indigenous Affairs Minister to become 3rd minister to quit politics - In Australia , a third federal minister has announced his resignation from politics, with Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion ...

Thousands protest Australia Day in solidarity with indigenous people

Thousands protest Australia Day in solidarity with indigenous people - Activists marched across Australia in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who consider the country's official national day a day ...

Exporting feral animal meat could relieve tensions simmering on front line of pest crisis

Exporting feral animal meat could relieve tensions simmering on front line of pest crisis - Wild horses have been in Australia for so many years now that Central Australia's Aboriginal communities have formed a rich connection with them.

Why Blackburn's whip is a shocking reminder of Australia's history

Why Blackburn's whip is a shocking reminder of Australia's history - Why Blackburn's whip is a shocking reminder of Australia's history .... As non- Indigenous Australia once again throws itself an elaborate celebration to ...

Invasion Day 2019 rallies shifting focus and to policy, legislation as attendance numbers swell

Invasion Day 2019 rallies shifting focus and to policy, legislation as attendance numbers swell - But different issues were highlighted beyond changing the date on Australia ... Mr Morrison acknowledged Australia's indigenous past in his video, ...

New generation of Indigenous students learn ancestral language

New generation of Indigenous students learn ancestral language - On Australia Day, NSW Governor David Hurley used his address to call on people to learn Aboriginal languages, with 2019 being the International ...

Man confesses to ripping heart out of trans woman in Brazil

Man confesses to ripping heart out of trans woman in Brazil - A more general overview of the country found a high rate of violence against the LGBTI community overall. A 2016 survey determined that at least one ...