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At this school, Indigenous students are teaching classmates about their culture

"The meaning of it for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia is immense, and it's really important that we send the message that ... View article...

Australia to hold referendum on indigenous recognition

Mr Wyatt, the first Aboriginal Australian ever appointed to cabinet, hoped to achieve bipartisan support on a referendum proposal, and the opposition ... View article...

Business vows to lead on Indigenous voice

There was also concern Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt has left a lot of "wriggle room" on the call in the Uluru Statement from the Heart for ... View article...

Belligerent response to forest plan

Forestry Minister Shane Jones says Māori landowners seem to have a better grasp of the Government's billion trees strategy than their Pākehā ... View article...

Iwi strategies provide alternatives to Oranga Tamariki

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the reviews of Oranga Tamariki, including a Māori-led one expected to come out of a national hui in ... View article...

More consultation needed over purifying Cooks water

Te Vai Ora Maori - the Maori Water of Life - said the water on Rarotonga is sourced from high in the mountains and it's clean - there is no need to use ... View article...

Kōrero with your coffee at Hamilton cafe

Owner Lesley Leevey​ wants to do her bit to get New Zealand bi-lingual, and is doing so by encouraging customers to give te reo Māori a go without ... View article...

Number of suicides reaches 10-year peak, new data reveals

New Zealand had the highest number of suicides in 10 years in 2016, according to ... The rate of Maori who died by suicide was 20.3 per 100,000, with ... View article...

Cook arrival to Aotearoa event 'encourages awkward conversations', MP says

A $23 million event marking 250 years since Europeans arrived on Māori shores has been labelled "tone-deaf" by indigenous rights activists. View article...

Asia Pacific Animal Nutrition Market 2017 Analysis and Forecast to 2023

Geographically the Asia pacific animal nutrition market is segmented as Japan, China, India, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN (Includes Indonesia, ... View article...

NZ College of Midwives' first Māori president hopes to increase connection with rural areas

The first Māori president of the New Zealand College of Midwives hopes to encourage a more community-based approach to training, in a bid to ... View article...

Gay men were biphobic at Pride: this needs to stop

Gay men were biphobic at Pride: this needs to stop -  The Equality Network found 66% of bisexuals do not feel part of the  LGBTI  community. Figures that seem to have a knock-on effect. Bisexual adults are ...

Malawi police arrest two leading LGBTI activists

Malawi police arrest two leading  LGBTI  activists -  Trapence heads the  LGBTI  organizaton, the Center for Development of People (CEDEP). They also arrested Anglican priest and human rights activist, ...

This bi woman was yelled awful slurs at on her way to Pride in London

This bi woman was yelled awful slurs at on her way to Pride in London -  This isn't the first time Ellison has experienced anti- LGBTI  verbal abuse on her way to Pride. 'Last year I got dirty glances and tutting. This year it was ...

Ally for life' Theresa May did not take part in Northern Ireland marriage vote

Ally for life' Theresa May did not take part in Northern Ireland marriage vote -  The prime minister pledged life-time support for  LGBTI  people over the weekend, yet, was one of numerous high-profile lawmakers to not vote in what ...

Australian sports star sacked for anti-gay comments, prompting debate about religious freedoms

Australian  sports star sacked for anti- gay  comments, prompting debate about religious freedoms -  Despite being one of  Australia's  and the world's best players, Mr Folau was sacked by his employer, Rugby  Australia , after posting an anti- gay  ...

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement LGBTI Education In Schools

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement  LGBTI  Education In Schools -  Blue and Beyonce keep schooling us on how to match. Now this is how you match. Dubbed"The Leighton Jumper," the breezy garment is inspired by ...

Six Signs the Trump-Pence Administration is Abandoning LGBTQ Human Rights Abroad

Six Signs the Trump-Pence Administration is Abandoning LGBTQ Human Rights Abroad -  From declaring LGBTQ rights to be human rights to appointing a special envoy for  LGBTI  human rights and writing a government-wide memorandum ...

Bagpipes and Queen Tribute band marked British presence at Santiago Pride March

Bagpipes and Queen Tribute band marked British presence at Santiago Pride March -  The Embassy participated at the event to promote  LGBTI  rights, supported by the Foreign Office on a global level.

This Drug, Underused in the US, May Help Make HIV Very Rare in Australia

This Drug, Underused in the US, May Help Make HIV Very Rare  in Australia -  But in the past five years, the number of new infections with the virus has dropped by almost a quarter  in Australia , with higher declines among  gay  ...

Uluru statement an 'invitation' for all Australians

To mark NAIDOC week, the RACGP highlights its position on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognises the ... View article...

The Aboriginal fashion designer sharing dreamtime stories on the world stage

The Gomeroi woman from northern NSW has made a name for herself as one of Australia's most talented and sought-after Indigenous designers, ... View article...

6000-year-old Aboriginal engineering feat named to World Heritage list

One of the finest examples of ancient aquaculture and hydraulic engineering is right in Australia's backyard. After a decades-long campaign by the ... View article...

Every year in July, NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal ...

Indigenous affairs is a national priority for Australia. Ken Wyatt's appointment as the first Indigenous Minister for Indigenous Australians has brought ... View article...

Hong Kong government to appeal against court ruling that strips indigenous New Territories ...

The Hong Kong government has lodged an appeal against a court ruling that had partially revoked male indigenous villagers' traditional rights to build ... View article...

Minister to reveal 'indigenous voice' plan

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt will make his first major speech at Canberra's Press Club since becoming the first Aboriginal person to hold ... View article...

The all-Indigenous firefighting crew breaking down barriers - just by going to work

The inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern has been the site of many historic moments for Indigenous Australia, and now its small fire station has become ... View article...

Mission Songs Project sheds a light on Indigenous Australian history

The Mission Songs Project, from performer and music director Jessie Lloyd, delves into the secular songs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

New Research Set to Help Address High Rate of Diabetes in NZ

The prevalence of diabetes in Maori and Pacific populations is around three times higher than among other New Zealanders. Counties Manukau DHB ... View article...

TVNZ's That's A Bit Racist doco is nothing new

 About four years ago, Māori TV started making one of the best current affairs/comedy shows New Zealand has ever seen. Now TVNZ, with its ... View article...

Rising STI rate in NZ due to 'failure' of sexual health services

New Zealand's sexual health services are failing our marginal communities, ... Peter Saxton, New Zealand AIDS Foundation Fellow in the School of ... particularly amongst Maori and Pacific populations and men who had sex with ... View article...

Local Government NZ embraces Māori view of local

The chair of Local Government New Zealand's Te Maruata Māori sub-committee says the association's new localism drive fits well with a kaupapa ... View article...

Don't ask, just tell Māori history

A leading teacher educator says teachers don't have to ask permission to teach local history and mātauranga Māori in their classrooms. Kathleen Irwin ... View article...

Maya meet Māori: the indigenous people learning from each other in Aotearoa

As part of the University of Otago's Maya-Māori cultural economy exchange last month, four Mayan academics visited New Zealand to share their ... View article...

Oranga Tamariki answers lie with Maori

Māori including herself have tried to achieve change by going to parliament, but the answer lies outside. "Until we have restored to us our right to be ... View article...

Figures show men, Maori have highest rate of suicide

The figures also show that the rate for male and female Maori was double that of non-Maori. For Maori males, 2016 had the highest number of deaths ... View article...

Community leader Anton Hermann praised for support of LGBTI people

Community leader Anton Hermann praised for support of  LGBTI  people -  Aleph Melbourne have praised the work of Anton Hermann, a leader in Melbourne's Jewish community, in fostering inclusion and acceptance of ...

Popular trans television presenter gunned down in Honduras

Popular trans television presenter gunned down in Honduras -  The social media star created well-received reports on  LGBTI  news. ... Honduras outlaws discrimination against  LGBTI  people under Article 321 of the ...

London gay magazine Boyz ends weekly publication to go monthly

London gay magazine Boyz ends weekly publication to go monthly -  It went from strength to strength in the 1990s as the  LGBTI  scene across the UK grew. It launched a separate UK edition to complement its London ...

UK government wants to end all cigarette smoking by 2030

UK government wants to end all cigarette smoking by 2030 -  The UK government has an ambitious plan to end smoking in the country by 2030. The plan will have a particular focus on  LGBTI  people.

Tbilisi hosted its very first impromptu Pride march

Tbilisi hosted its very first impromptu Pride march -  Nonetheless, local  LGBTI  activists didn't lose hope. Not only did they fly a drone carrying a rainbow flag, but they also organized an unofficial protest.

Tijuana University creates safe spaces for LGBT students

Tijuana University creates safe spaces for LGBT students -  Create in UABC safe spaces for  LGBTI  students. In this faculty, there are just over 1,600 students, of whom 10% belong to the  LGBTI . Related image.

Dutee Chand, India's First Openly Gay Athlete, Is Cosmopolitan's Latest Cover Girl

Dutee Chand, India's First Openly  Gay  Athlete, Is Cosmopolitan's Latest Cover Girl -  Dutee Chand has been in the news of late, and perhaps for not the best of reasons. Dutee Chand, a national lever sprinter, who came out as  gay  in ...

Why I became a drag activist in South Korea

Why I became a drag activist in South Korea -  Ahead of his first London show, Heezy Yang on growing up gay in South Korea and using drag and art to change attitudes towards  LGBTI  people.

UNESCO lists new sites including India's Jaipur as World Heritage

... its morning session to add Bahrain's Dilmun Burial Mounds, the Budj Bim wetlands landscape formed by Australia's aboriginal Gunditjmara nation, ... View article...

Victoria University of Wellington's unveils new design plans as it moves to 'rebrand'

The latest design omits the lion that represents the Duke of Wellington and Manaia, the Māori guardian. However, the guardians will still appear on ... View article...

Silenced for decades, Indigenous languages are being heard on ABC radio, TV ...

ABC Indigenous producers Rudi Bremer (a Gamilaroi woman) and Yale MacGillivray (a Kalkadoon woman/Australian South Sea Islander) and ... View article...

Naidoc Week starts with rare indigenous war exhibition

In Logan, the event gains momentum each year attracting more people from different cultures curious to learn about Australia's first people. This year ... View article...

Indigenous Australian artistic designs are protected by a new court ruling

The Federal Court of Australia has applied the Australian Consumer Law to protect Indigenous Australian artistic designs by penalising a seller of ... View article...

Indigenous lawyer says updating the constitution will drive meaningful change

As a young girl, she grew up in the small northern New South Wales ... Ms Larkin said Australia could learn from New Zealand, which has Maori ... View article...

Aboriginal Victorians given more time to vote for group to guide Australia's first Indigenous treaty

Nominations remain open for Aboriginal Victorians to be part of Australia's first ... "Treaty is an opportunity for every single non-Indigenous person to ... View article...

Aged care royal commission in Darwin hears of Aboriginal elder's family, culture separation pain

Remote Aboriginal elderly people struggle in aged care a long way from ... inclusive picture of ageing: from the remote Top End to urban Australia". View article...

New Zealand's Northland and Bay of Islands comes top of Lonely Planet Asia Pacific guide 2019

... indigenous Māori people and for the European settlers who followed them. ... However, it was Northland New Zealand's unique blend of natural and ... View article...

New Zealand's Antifa Movement Is Trying to Prevent Another Christchurch

In 2018, Kaloti founded a radical antifascist organization called Love Aotearoa Hate Racism (Aotearoa is the indigenous Māori people's name for New ... View article...

New Zealand media promote new far-right Christian party

The party, named Coalition NZ, is led by Hannah Tamaki, wife of Destiny's ... NZ is being played by Jevan Goulter, formerly a member of the Maori ... View article...

New Zealand urged to drop HIV-related visa restrictions

New Zealand's being urged to drop HIV-related travel restrictions by two United Nations organisations. UNAIDS and the UN Development programme ... View article...

Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees

He noted that there were "economic causes" for the refugee crisis, including US corporations "putting Third World farmers out of business" with unfair ... View article...

New Zealand decider's a battle of nerves but few can match England when we click

New Zealand decider's a battle of nerves but few can match England when we .... I've got some Maori inspired ink and a silver fern tattoo on my arm. View article...

University study reveals shifts in New Zealand's 'icons of identity'

While the Silver Fern and Māori culture still make the AUT study list, some additions are more contentious. These include, New Zealand wine, Bluff ... View article...

Māori loanwords enrich Twitter

​Māori words and phrases such as haka, Pākehā, kia ora, kai moana, and kia kaha have made their way into English and Twitter is probably ... View article...

Australia Is Closing The Gay-Straight HIV Gap

Australia  Is Closing The  Gay -Straight HIV Gap -  Recent  Australian  research revealed good news around HIV prevention.  Gay  and bisexual men are driving a sharp decline in new HIV transmissions ...

Prostestors show their solidarity for LGBTI + Istanbul Pride march

Prostestors show their solidarity for  LGBTI  + Istanbul Pride march -  For Freedom in England and to show their support for those in Turkey the Mesopotamian and Anatolian Queer group protested in front of the Turkish ...

Powerful portraits and statements from Brazil's black and LGBTI community

Powerful portraits and statements from Brazil's black and  LGBTI  community -  It's no secret that Brazil has severe issues with discrimination. Last year 320 people were murdered in homophobic and transphobic attacks, not ...

Tbilisi Pride postponed, activists fly rainbow flag above anti-LGBTI rally

Tbilisi Pride postponed, activists fly rainbow flag above anti- LGBTI  rally -  Tbilisi Pride was due to take place today (8 July) but was prevented from going ahead. This is the second attempt for local  LGBTI  activists who have ...

Meet the trans woman headed to the US Supreme Court for being unfairly fired

Meet the trans woman headed to the US Supreme Court for being unfairly fired -  This is one of three  LGBTI  employment discrimination cases being reviewed by SCOTUS - its most significant  LGBTI  rights ruling since marriage ...

Scottish teen who stated there are only two genders is barred from school

Scottish teen who stated there are only two genders is barred from school -  Last year, Scotland had  LGBTI -inclusive education embedded within its curriculum, the first in the world to do so. According to a friend, Murray had ...

Cicilline Statement on Pompeo's Anti-Women, Anti-LGBTI Commission

Cicilline Statement on Pompeo's Anti-Women, Anti- LGBTI  Commission -    Last month, the U.S. House approved an amendment blocking funding for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's so-called “Commission ...

Rainbow flag burned outside a black-owned gay bar in NYC for the second time

Rainbow flag burned outside a black-owned gay bar in NYC for the second time -  For the second time in a little over a month, a rainbow flag was burned outside a black-owned  LGBTI  bar in New York City. The Alibi Lounge in Harlem ...

Ancient indigenous Budj Bim Cultural Landscape added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, near Portland, became the first in Australia to receive World Heritage status for its Aboriginal cultural importance ... View article...

Disney Channel partners with Media Farm on Indigenous language series

Disney Channel has partnered with creator Media Farm and First Languages Australia to produce an Indigenous language series, Spread the Word. View article...

How to make your own Indigenous herbs and spices rack

"And to be truly relevant to the Australia we live in now as a fully inclusive Australia, we need to have more Australian Indigenous plants in our food. View article...

Born to Sparkle works with Indigenous Elders for NAIDOC week

Born to Sparkle has worked with local Indigenous Elders to create a First ... Annually in July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia. View article...

$5.6 million for research into healthy ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples currently have poorer health outcomes and higher rates of disability than non-Indigenous Australians of ... View article...

Meet the Aboriginal doctor turning tragedy to triumph

As a Worrorra woman from Derby, in the Kimberly region of Western Australia, Vinka grew up in the Aboriginal community of Mowanjum. "The end ... View article...

Celebrating Aboriginal histories, cultures and achievements

We have adopted the Reflect model from Reconciliation Australia. ... for the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be heard. View article...

Australian Aboriginal settlement receives World Heritage status

Budj Bim, in Victoria state, is the first site in Australia to receive World Heritage status solely for its Aboriginal cultural importance. Nineteen other World ... View article...

Northland Māori make push for greater representation in local government

Despite having one of the highest Māori population in the country, Northland iwi leaders say the lack of representation in the council means Māori ... View article...

Forestry Ministry partners with Māori land trusts

Crown Forestry is investing $5 million in joint ventures with two Bay of Plenty Māori land trusts to plant more than 200,000 trees this season. The first ... View article...

Māori education hui set to inspire

This year's hui is hosted by Ngāti Kahungunu and the theme is 'Ko te amorangi ki mua ko te hapai o ki muri,' there are many learnings from the past to ... View article...

One Billion Trees Programme supports Māori to realize land aspirations

"It brings Crown Forestry's investment in the Bay of Plenty to $6.3 million and takes the total number of joint ventures in New Zealand to 25, totaling ... View article...

Halal twist to Maori new year do

TOURISM New Zealand marked the Maori new year in Kuala Lumpur with a unique fusion lunch prepared by Malaysian celebrity chef James Won. View article...

Māori realising land aspirations through One Billion Trees

"It brings Crown Forestry's investment in the Bay of Plenty to $6.3 million and takes the total number of joint ventures in New Zealand to 25, totalling ... View article...

New Zealand Maori new year celebrated in Williamstown

A festival celebrating the New Zealand Maori new year aims to unite the broader community at Williamstown this month. Matariki Festival organiser ... View article...

Maori Communities Are Shifting to Vegan Diets

Māori communities across New Zealand are connecting with veganism. Kirsty Dunn, a University of Canterbury doctoral scholar, has conducted ... View article...

Malaysian rights groups call out state for anti-LGBTI actions

Malaysian rights groups call out state for anti- LGBTI  actions -  Evidence of state-sponsored violence and discrimination against  LGBTI  people in Malaysia has been documented and established, a coalition of ...