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Recap : Māori | NZ

Time to make reducing shameful Indigenous prison rates a national priority

Time to make reducing shameful Indigenous prison rates a national priority - Between 2001 and 2015, the number of Indigenous Australians in NSW prisons more than doubled, which, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime ...

US-China trade war could endanger millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest

US-China trade war could endanger millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest - His first move after being elected was to hand control of the department charged with protecting indigenous rights over to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Governments accused of inaction and backflipping on Indigenous justice

Governments accused of inaction and backflipping on Indigenous justice - “The fact is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are the most incarcerated people on earth, which is a national disgrace and ...

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world - But there it is - the oldest potential occupation in Australia sitting there on the surface, awaiting more ... New history in the making at Indigenous site.

$500 million war memorial upgrade should recognise unspoken conflicts

$500 million war memorial upgrade should recognise unspoken conflicts - There are those who would rather the money be spent acknowledging Indigenous Australia – I am all for that – but remember the War Memorial and ...

Aggravating the problem': New ice inquiry to tackle worsening epidemic

Aggravating the problem': New ice inquiry to tackle worsening epidemic - and regional areas where services are limited, and Indigenous people, who are using illicit drugs at twice the rate of non- Indigenous Australians .

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico borde

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico borde - A group of 30 LGBTI migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crossed the Suchiate River and arrived in Ciudad Hidalgo on Feb. 1.

Gay people and cheating spouses could be stoned to death next week under horrific new sharia ...

Gay people and cheating spouses could be stoned to death next week under horrific new sharia ... -  Same-sex couples could also be whipped when the new Sharia laws come into force ... "It took us by surprise that the government has now given a date and is rushing through implementation," said the Australia -based campaigner.

Every country in Eurovision 2019, ranked by LGBTI equality

Every country in Eurovision 2019, ranked by LGBTI equality - The country you vote for to win could host the competition next year. And if you want to attend — open and out as an LGBTI person — you need to ...

LGBTI 'lifeline' for people in rural Ireland under threat of closure

LGBTI 'lifeline' for people in rural Ireland under threat of closure - A lifeline for LGBTI people living in rural western Ireland is in danger of closing. Teach Solais, an Irish word meaning 'lighthouse', is providing ...

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway - Indonesian forces have poured into Nduga since rebels killed 19 people working on the trans- Papua highway in December. The military says its ...

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks - Though hakas were traditionally performed by the Maori people in ... White and Maori , Catholic and Muslim, they stood and performed a haka that held ...

New Zealand aims to save the 'strangest parrot on Earth'

New Zealand aims to save the 'strangest parrot on Earth' - In New Zealand's native Maori language, "kaka" means parrot and "po" is night. The Maori (rhymes with cow-ree) people could have added "old," ...

Māori suicide prevention groups want more support

Māori suicide prevention groups want more support - A Māori suicide prevention group says children and young people are calling for help to support friends and whānau in need.

Alarm at Hastings' plan to give Māori voice

Alarm at Hastings' plan to give Māori voice - Hastings District Council votes today on a plan to appoint suitably qualified members of its Māori Joint Committee to four of its standing committees.

How to challenge racism by listening to those who experience it

How to challenge racism by listening to those who experience it - This month, Māori activist Tame Iti completed his residency. ... is embedded in racist ideology that has an impact on the health and well-being of Māori .

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 ...

Christchurch massacre and the Australian Labor Party

Christchurch massacre and the Australian Labor Party - have just voted for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in the New South .... Having to know about Australia's indigenous heritage, their grieving and ...

Liam Ryan tells Australia to “educate yourself” on racism after being targeted by online trolls

Liam Ryan tells Australia to “educate yourself” on racism after being targeted by online trolls -  Liam Ryan tells Australia to “educate yourself” on racism after being ... On Monday night Ryan took to Instagram to explain why Aboriginal people ...

RU OK? launches Indigenous suicide prevention campaign

RU OK? launches Indigenous suicide prevention campaign - Mental health awareness organisation R U OK? has launched its new campaign addressing suicide prevention amongst Indigenous Australians .

24 young Indigenous people have died by suicide this year prompting a national campaign

24 young Indigenous people have died by suicide this year prompting a national campaign - year's Closing the Gap report card found Indigenous Australians still have lower health, education and employment outcomes, despite a ...

Australian War Memorial funding under fire

Australian War Memorial funding under fire - An open letter from over 80 prominent Australians has criticised the ... The conflicts between Indigenous Australians and early European colonists that ...

Indigenous suicide rates an outrage, says inquiry head

Indigenous suicide rates an outrage, says inquiry head - The higher suicide rate among indigenous Australians is an “outrage” that warrants greater attention, according to the head of a Productivity ...

All the top 10 happiest countries in the world have the best LGBTI rights

All the top 10 happiest countries in the world have the best LGBTI rights - All of the top 10 didn't just come up top for happiness, but they all have extensive laws and legal protections to protect LGBTI people. The only ...

Indigenous LGBTI drop-in centre

Indigenous LGBTI drop-in centre - Crystal and Ben invite you to our 1st "Indigenous LGBTI Drop In" event, we are hosting once a month. We welcome everyone and hope you can join us ...

From kura kaupapa kids to kapa haka champions

From kura kaupapa kids to kapa haka champions - Bonded through their days as some of the first students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae, alumni like Kororia Taumaunu and Jade ...

11 Gay Moments Were Cut from China's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Many Scenes 'Didn't Make ...

11 Gay Moments Were Cut from China's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Many Scenes 'Didn't Make ... - Feili Xie, a 28-year-old gay man from Beijing told ABC Australia that because the scene where Mercury comes out to his girlfriend as liking men was ...

Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict anti-LGBT laws

Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict anti- LGBT laws - Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict anti- LGBT laws ... given a date and is rushing through implementation," said the Australia -based campaigner.

Rātana church satisfied with the government – but warns it shouldn't be forgotten

Rātana church satisfied with the government – but warns it shouldn't be forgotten - But he went on to criticise the government's actions for Māori , saying the Coalition simply didn't have a plan. The church had some gripes to make, ...

Obama in New Zealand with traditional Maori ceremony. Gives advice to pregnant PM before ...

Obama in New Zealand with traditional Maori ceremony. Gives advice to pregnant PM before ... - Obama in New Zealand with traditional Maori ceremony. Gives advice to pregnant PM before speaking at closed-doors gala where he was paid ...

Knowledge gap drives Māori media fears

Knowledge gap drives Māori media fears -  Māori media organisations are urging members to have their say on a review of Māori television and radio. Māori Development Minister Nanaia ...

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation of 3000 students

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation of 3000 students -  Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta, will be among hundreds of iwi, government and local authority representatives, ...

Confessions of a former racist

Confessions of a former racist - didn't notice other people's skin colour but by heck I knew that reverse racism was a thing and the Māori were fleecing us Pākehā. I didn't know much ...

Racism undermines rheumatic fever follow up

Racism undermines rheumatic fever follow up - Rheumatic fever rates among Māori and Pacific children in Aotearoa New Zealand are comparable to some of the highest in the world, despite the ...

Perth shows support for the local Muslim community

Perth shows support for the local Muslim community - who gathered were members of Perth's jewish community, indigenous Australians , LGBTIQ+ leaders and politicians from across the political divide.

Ama calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14 years of age

Ama calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14 years of age - The criminalisation of children in Australia is a nationwide problem that disproportionately impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Australian identity - is it relevant anymore?

Australian identity - is it relevant anymore? -  Australia's flag, ceremonial days, oaths of loyalty and citizenship ... Whilst indigenous imagery is celebrated locally and internationally through music, ...

The digital platform saving Indigenous languages from extinction

The digital platform saving Indigenous languages from extinction -  Australia , 50 per cent of Indigenous languages are now extinct, and only 13 are considered strong and viable. On a global scale, every 14 days an ...

Video Games Show Us The Weird, Often Baffling Ways The World Imagines Australia

Video Games Show Us The Weird, Often Baffling Ways The World Imagines Australia - due to some clumsy narration which inadvertently drew parallels to Australia's poor treatment of Indigenous and First Nations people. What drew the ...

Eye health experts call for $86 million to increase services for Indigenous communities

Eye health experts call for $86 million to increase services for Indigenous communities - According to Vision 2020, Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to suffer from blindness and vision loss than non- Indigenous people, ...

Switchboard Funded to Supporet LGBTI Senior Australians

Switchboard Funded to Supporet LGBTI Senior Australians - Switchboard Victoria is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that provides peer-based support services for LGBTI people, their families and ...

WA surrogacy laws discriminate against gay men, review finds

WA surrogacy laws discriminate against gay men, review finds - Western Australia's “outdated” surrogacy and reproductive technology laws discriminate against gay couples and should be changed, a review of the ...

Bohemian Rhapsody premieres in China — but without any references to Freddie Mercury's ...

Bohemian Rhapsody premieres in China — but without any references to Freddie Mercury's ... - Feili Xie, a 28-year-old gay man from Beijing who was a big fan of the film, told the ABC that while he was in favour of Bohemian Rhapsody being ...

Neighbours casts its first transgender character

Neighbours casts its first transgender character - Stone is known as the youngest person in Australia to receive hormone ... and came just months after Australia finally legalized same-sex marriage.

LGBTI organisations call for decriminalization of sex work

LGBTI organisations call for decriminalization of sex work - As a young Maori sex worker I was arrested and convicted of prostitution and soliciting pre the decriminalization of prostitution. Doing street-based ...

Aspirations of Māori students boosted by Waikato initiative

Aspirations of Māori students boosted by Waikato initiative - In comparison to results from all student data, an even greater impact was seen on Māori students, particularly the extent to which SSEP has ...

Mātauranga Māori and Western science: two worlds meet to save the one we have

Mātauranga Māori and Western science: two worlds meet to save the one we have - In episode two of the Good Ancestors podcast, John Daniell and Noelle McCarthy look at the role of mātauranga Māori in conservation in New ...

Nanaimo contingent learns about Maori during cultural exchange to New Zealand

Nanaimo contingent learns about Maori during cultural exchange to New Zealand - Travellers with Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre embarked on a trip of a lifetime, flying across the many kilometres and time zones between Vancouver ...

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 ...

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks - Though hakas were traditionally performed by the Maori people in ... White and Maori , Catholic and Muslim, they stood and performed a haka that held ...

How Facebook helps people with HIV shed the stigma and shame

How Facebook helps people with HIV shed the stigma and shame - He came out as a gay man just before his 50th birthday. He lived in the suburbs of Brisbane, on Australia's east coast, with his wife of 25 years and he ...

An Australian Man Who Was Using PrEP 'On Demand' Has Contracted HIV

An Australian Man Who Was Using PrEP 'On Demand' Has Contracted HIV - For years now, PrEP has been a highly effective tool in the HIV prevention toolbox, not just for gay men but for all at-risk groups. The pill, also referred ...

How Malaysian newspapers are fueling LGBTI hatred

How Malaysian newspapers are fueling LGBTI hatred - For the second time this month, LGBTI rights advocates in Malaysia have ... The country has seen a crackdown on LGBTI individuals spurred by the ...

These LGBTI people demand a second referendum on Brexit and here's why

These LGBTI people demand a second referendum on Brexit and here's why - Moreover, the end of free movement will deprive LGBTI couples of certain securities. Such as the reassurance of travelling to another country for work ...

New York City LGBTI center slammed for hosting Republican event

New York City LGBTI center slammed for hosting Republican event - AIDS activist Jason Rosenberg tweeted a screenshot of an advert for the night in LGBTI publication Get Out Magazine. He's a member of ACT UP, who ...

Inverness theatre to host pioneering project for LGBTI elders

Inverness theatre to host pioneering project for LGBTI elders - A radical community project aimed at older members of the LGBTI community is coming to Inverness as part of a year-long Scotland-wide programme.

United is first of US airlines to offer non-binary booking options

United is first of US airlines to offer non-binary booking options - They also worked with LGBTI organizations the Human Rights Campaign and The Trevor Project to train their employees. This includes the correct ...

Only 55% of Americans think LGBTI people face a lot of discrimination

Only 55% of Americans think LGBTI people face a lot of discrimination - Compared to other groups in the United States, people's impression of discrimination has changed most dramatically in regards to the LGBTI  ...

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Generations of indigenous kids missed out: Tony Abbott

Generations of indigenous kids missed out: Tony Abbott - The sad thing is a couple of generations of indigenous kids have in some ... education it is difficult to be a well-functioning adult in modern Australia .”.

Scholarship opportunity for WA student or trainee

Scholarship opportunity for WA student or trainee - The yarning places are electronic networks that enable people with an interest in Indigenous health to share information, knowledge and experiences.