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Growing up in Australia isn't easy when you're made to feel different

So to the young African Australian that will experience micro and major aggressions ... Solicitor and contributor to Growing up Aboriginal in Australia. View article...

Why learning to love yourself can be harder for some

Growing up non-white in Australia can make you self-conscious about a lot of .... I'd go to castings and they'd be like, "You're not Aboriginal enough" or ... View article...

Australia needs a national plan to reduce sepsis deaths: researchers

Children and Indigenous Australians are among the most at risk, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory having the highest ... View article...

When rape onscreen is directed by a woman

She is accompanied by an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, played by ... Tasmania, off Australia's southeastern coast, with her first serious boyfriend. View article...

'We will return it to a pre-European state' – Australia's brave mission to rewild

Aboriginal people worked with the natural world – not living off it but living with it, realising this was the way to survive. Being an island, Australia was ... View article...

When mining royalties become radioactive for local communities

Decades later, he became South Australia's first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission commissioner and then Native Title commissioner. View article...

An Aboriginal healing ceremony at Auschwitz

Represented Australia along with a cousin, Bruce Pascoe and assisted by Slow Foods Australia at the World Indigenous Conference for Sustainability ... View article...

Why are Darwin babies better vaccinated than Palmo bubs?

Aboriginal bubs in Darwin suburbs are more likely to be ... For non-Aboriginal bub — Darwin City babies were most likely to be ... said overall the NT coverage was “very similar” to the Australia-wide coverage. View article...

The man hijacking the Cook commemorations to tell the story of Polynesian exploration

Goldie's famous painting The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand portrays ... Generations of Māori and Pacific people have grown up without the ... View article...

Let's direct our anger to the real cause of child abuse, not the social workers

He became yet another symbol of New Zealand's child abuse rate – "our ... Last week, I interviewed Māori social workers who are proud to work for ... View article...

History of recent protests by Māori in New Zealand

Thousands of indigenous Māori are protesting in New Zealand, demanding land rights and more reforms for the community, ... View article...

Colonisation and archaic British law behind state welfare

“One in 12 Māori boys in Aotearoa New Zealand were placed in care between 1960 and 1980. One in a 1000 Pākehā boys were placed in care during ... View article...

Bridges criticises Jacinda Ardern for handling of Ihumātao land dispute, says she should tell ...

"She talked about solutions for Māori by Māori with no clear view on how to resolve matters," he said. "Since the Prime Minister's involvement, the ... View article...

In New Zealand, young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights

Using social media and crowd-funding websites, the groups are mobilising community support to demand land rights and other reforms for Māori in ... View article...

Kaipara catchment first for Govt's healthy waterways fund

He is a member of Kahui Wai Māori, the Government's Māori freshwater ... "Every New Zealander should be able to swim in their river without getting ... View article...

Death toll from typhoon in eastern China rises to 28

Thousands of indigenous Māori are protesting in New Zealand, demanding land rights and more reforms for the community, in the highest-profile ... View article...

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A new guidebook on mental health for LGBTQ community tackles associated stigma, misinformation

Due to long-standing stigma surrounding mental illnesses and the perception of the LGBTQIA+ community as a 'minuscule minority', no substantial ... View article...

What LGBTQ coming out stories and superhero origin comics have in common

The worlds of superheroes have long been allegories for people on the margins of society; Superhero origin stories are engineered, made up to ... View article...

The One Money Issue You Probably Won't See Coming

... people who have a mental of physical disability; those with poor financial literacy; people from LGBTI communities; people reliant on others for their ... View article...

Concerns emerge as company behind Australia LGBTI Awards liquidates

The future of the Australian LGBTI Awards are in doubt after the operating company Twin Media Group begins the liquidation process. ABC have ... View article...

Georgia's government is failing to take on right-wing extremism

Some of the worst violence has been inflicted upon members of the LGBTI community, with a violent anti-LGBTI pogrom taking place in Tbilisi in 2013, ... View article...

This Is Why Cricket Australia Just Launched A Transgender Policy

... cricket legend Alex Blackwell, who played 251 games for Australia in all formats of the game, and who is a leading advocate for LGBTI rights. View article...

LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds

LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against ... View article...

Australian LGBTI Awards in doubt after organisers go into liquidation

The future of the Australian LGBTI Awards are up in the air after organisers Twin Media Group were placed into liquidation as a result of a financial ... View article...

World's top content creators to capture beauty of Kimberley as GoPro summit ...

“Getting up close to marine wildlife in its natural environment, flying over Australia's only horizontal falls, learning about the Aboriginal history of the ... View article...

Children's Day a celebration of indigenous culture

FOR the past 30 years, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... It is also a way for all Australians to show their respect and support for ATSI ... View article...

'We thought the flag belonged to the people': Calls for government to buy Aboriginal flag copyright

Indigenous Australians are calling on the Australian government to buy the copyright licence for the Aboriginal flag. Luritja artist Harold Thomas ... View article...

Finding your Aboriginal history

Overview. People of Aboriginal descent can use the records in our collection to obtain information about family members they have ... View article...

Kenneth Hayne decries 'democratic decay' as calls for royal commissions rise

In an extraordinary attack on the calibre of Australia's modern political ... 'truth-telling' between government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

Sharjah Architecture Triennial: Just-announced projects to explore urbanism and climate crisis

Their work centres on the role of the public platform in society, drawing on historical examples such as Australia's Aboriginal Bora Rings, which were ... View article...

Theodore Bruce seeks more magical figures in tribal art

Several pieces stand out among the Aboriginal artefacts. A broad shield from south-eastern Australia with an all-over incised zigzag design has a ... View article...

Ngeneration is the best chance for closing gap

We have made remarkable steps towards acknowledging our Aboriginal ... Week; we recognise and rejoice with indigenous citizens achieving their best. ... proposed declaration of Australia: British settlers, non-European immigrants ... View article...

A 18-day itinerary for first-timers visiting New Zealand

New Zealand has far more to offer than most realise, with rich Maori culture, small but perfectly formed cities and magnificent natural landscapes. View article...

Map-gate and other bizarre misconceptions about New Zealand

New Zealand sometimes is thought of as a small country, so it's interesting to .... At least a few Brits out there seems to think Māori are either akin to an ... View article...

Tauira (students) essential to raising army of Māori nurses

"The Nursing Council of New Zealand register identified in 2017 that 7 per cent of the nursing workforce is Māori, but the Māori population is 15 per ... View article...

First Māori King's 160-year-old flag handed back to 'rightful owners' in Auckland ceremony

The first Māori King's flag has been returned to its "rightful owners", after being owned by the Anglican Church for around 160 years. Bishop Ross Bay ... View article...

Police to reduce presence at Ihumātao after tensions flare

The presence would likely involve greater use of Iwi Liaison Officers and Māori Responsiveness Managers, plus other community staff. View article...

New study pathway for Bay students to address Māori health outcomes

Kia Ora Hauora was a national Māori workforce development programme which aimed to increase the number of Māori working in the New Zealand ... View article...

Cook Islanders celebrate culture and language

Cook Islanders across New Zealand are celebrating their culture and ... It's Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani. View article...

Maori nationalist parties exploit protest against property development

In recent weeks the New Zealand media has given intense media coverage to an occupation led by Maori activists protesting against a proposed ... View article...

The journey towards inclusive financial institutions.

Engaging financial institutions on LGBTI inclusion, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the private sector, and ensuring LGBTI voices ... View article...

The far right, LGBTIQ people and a strategy for resistance

As the far right has risen, examples of its attacks on LGBTI rights have multiplied. Brazil's new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is a prominent and ... View article...

LGBTI acceptance in the Netherlands: "Transpersons in particular have a hard time"

The event, where the LGBTI community shows itself to the city, is becoming increasingly popular. But how does that relate to society? View article...

... which includes "respectful interactions" with LGBTI detainees. It also stressed the company's zero tolerance policy for harassment or sexual assault. View article...

... which includes "respectful interactions" with LGBTI detainees. It also stressed the company's zero tolerance policy for harassment or sexual assault. View article...

Washington Blade returns to US-Mexico border, Central America

The Washington Blade on July 13 returned to the U.S.-Mexico border to continue its coverage of LGBTI migrants. Héctor Ruiz of ... View article...

Lgbti Family Still Shepard's Matthew Death Rights Fighting His Is For

to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of. the stiff entry fee is intended to Lgbti Family Still Shepard's Matthew Death Rights Fighting ... View article...

Laws, Legal Frameworks, and the Displacement of LGBTI Persons

Instances of homophobic and transphobic violence continue unabated or are on the rise in many countries that do not have laws criminalizing LGBTI ... View article...

Australian LGBTI Awards in doubt after operator Twin Media Group goes into liquidation

The future of the nation's premier LGBTI awards is in doubt after the company that operates the event was placed into liquidation amid a financial ... View article...

Australia needs a national plan to reduce sepsis deaths: researchers

Children and Indigenous Australians are among the most at risk, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory having the highest ... View article...

Children's Day offers Australia the chance to centre, and focus on what's really important

As Australia celebrated National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's ... Day, with 15,000 Children's Day bags distributed across Australia. View article...

Jasper Jones and the face of Australia

For her interpretation of Mulvany's work, Jelk says she heightened certain elements, like the set, to highlight how Australians and Aboriginals have ... View article...

Crucial timing for global suicide congress

“Suicide rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are continuously ... “Having the IASP 2021 World Congress in Australia will give invaluable ... View article...

Australia's first Aboriginal Minister for Foreign Affairs praises Jacinda Ardern

Australia's first Aboriginal minister for indigenous affairs wants greater recognition for the people who have been living in the country for more than ... View article...

Screen Australia announces development funding for 17 projects

Screen Australia has announced five television series, six online projects ... Inspired by true events, Musquito tells the story of an Aboriginal warrior ... View article...

Native title 'cultural loss' compensation payouts likely to cost billions of dollars — so how does it ...

Dr Lisa Strelein from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) said the wider community did not have a good ... View article...

Yarning circles bring Indigenous culture to ADF recruit training

"The first yarning circle aimed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... Indigenous members in their contributions to the defence of Australia. View article...

Relatives across the ocean visit Kahnawake to share stories

“They shared some amazing stuff, especially the fact that Maori is the official second language of New Zealand. That knowledge motivates us as ... View article...

A kuia lives in a garage and uses a long drop while above her, people enjoy modern luxury

A report in February for Māori development agency Te Puni Kōkiri found 6000 Māori homes, or 29 per cent of the total, were in serious or poor ... View article...

Burden of trauma highlighted in MTS annual report

Māori in our region are on average 20% more likely to be hospitalised due to an injury and the numbers are increasing. This is especially prominent in ... View article...

Hui considers structure for Katorika Maori Commission

The hui was pivotal as part of a consultation process to establish and formalise the structure of a Katorika Māori Commission — the first ever in ... View article...

Former Warrior says NRL need more cultural awareness in wake of racism allegations

The NRL is not doing enough in the player welfare space when it comes to dealing with its huge Māori and Pasifika player base, ex-Warriors player ... View article...

Science boost for teachers

The programme also links to Maori as Aotearoa's first scientists by linking Maori myths and legends to the science topic. House of Science plans to ... View article...

My visit to Ihumātao as an urban Māori millennial

This story was originally published in Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission. An essay by Wellington poet Tayi Tibble on her experience ... View article...

Sean Plunket blasts Ihumātao protesters, says they want the world to burn

... because what they want to do is overthrow the system of law and governance in New Zealand." ... "The talks need to be between Māori for Māori.". View article...

Amsterdam Canal Pride parade celebrates Stonewall anniversary

... over 500,000 visitors from around the world expected to cheer on 80 boats representing a wide variety of organizations from the LGBTI+ community. View article...

Chris Smith says the Evie Amati case should be a wake-up call

Smith says LGBTI people need to look at the case of Convicted murderer Evie Amati and realise that surgery is not the answer for all transgender ... View article...

Deloitte Supports Bermuda's First Pride Parade

“As part of Deloitte Bermuda's ongoing diversity and inclusion practices, and our continued support for the LGBTI community, we are delighted to ... View article...

Montenegro politicians block law recognising same-sex unions

In 2018 LGBTI ERA study, 51 percent of LGBT+ people from Montenegro said they were closeted, 76 percent said they avoided holding hands with a ... View article...

Gender is where the feminist and LGBTI movements meet. Here's why

The ill-treatment of women in our societies and the ill-treatment of LGBTI persons have the same root cause. It is all about sex and gender – and they ... View article...

'Relieved and happy': Tribunal finds councillor vilified man

Mr Comensoli, who works in LGBTI health, didn't have the money to hire a lawyer so represented himself at the “very adversarial” tribunal, where he ... View article...

“LGBTI” for “sexuality and gender diverse” for new Strategic Plan

ACON has adopted new language in referring to the people who access its services, dropping “LGBTI” and instead referring to “people who are ... View article...

School Under Fire For Allowing Homophobic Pastor To Preach In Assembly

A school is under fire after it allowed a homophobic pastor to speak at an event, where he preached to students that LGBTI people go to hell. View article...

How to increase the relevance and use of social and behavioural science

An agreement between the University and the Aboriginal Corporation ... may help establish viable Aboriginal-owned industries in remote Australia. View article...

Fears ancient disease that killed millions could break out in Australia - as doctors issue urgent ...

Eleven patients were born in Australia, including seven Torres Strait Islanders. There were no cases among Aboriginal Australians. A 28-year-old ... View article...

Indigenous but not disadvantaged: Langton

Prominent indigenous academic Marcia Langton says Aboriginal people in big cities are not disadvantaged, and handing out taxpayer funds to help ... View article...

All Australians can learn from Goodes' story

Former Footy Show panellist Sam Newman has agreed to undergo cultural awareness training with respected Aboriginal consultant Eddie Moore. View article...

Australia to be sued for destruction of Aboriginal land

The Australian federal government is facing a lawsuit over damage done to Aboriginal land by the decades-old mining project that sparked the ... View article...

'Thoughtful, progressive … misunderstood': Research challenges youth stereotypes

A report titled Young Blood: The New Australia has shed light on the ... “Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders have systematically been ... View article...

'I feel sad. Why are they climbing?' Aboriginal woman urges tourists to stop scaling Uluru ahead of ...

Climbing on the Uluru will be banned from October 26, which has resulted in droves of Australian's and tourists travelling to climb Uluru while they still ... View article...

The Secret River — a powerful confrontation with Australia's colonial past

Neil Armfield's staging is sparse, putting the focus on a 19-strong cast of all ages, of both white and Aboriginal Australians. Kids slide across the stage ... View article...

World's largest hāngi pit dug in Christchurch

The world's largest public hangi pit has been dug in Christchurch's CBD. Locals learned to cook and serve traditional Māori kai from hāngi masters. View article...

Actor Julian Dennison joins Ihumātao protestors outside Parliament

Today, he spoke to the crowd about the Youth Parliament agreeing Māori history, including raupatu (land confiscations), should be taught in New ... View article...

Māori social networks revealed by obsidian

Māori in the Auckland and Northland regions were historically quite social, a recent study employing "social network analysis" of obsidian rock has ... View article...

Kiwis with asthma at risk during whooping cough outbreak

Rates of pertussis are higher in Maori and Pasifika people aged 15+, with rates of respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive ... View article...

NZ Maori Council calls on National Leader to apologize

The New Zealand Maori Council has called on National Party Leader, Simon Bridges, to apologize to the Tokelauan people, who are also citizens of ... View article...

'Complex, fragmented' health system is fuelling inequities

Māori, Pacific and low-income New Zealanders in particular are losing out and the way the health system is organised is partly to blame, they say. View article...

Newshub tries to childishly shame Green MPs for Ihumātao anger & why Jacinda is warning ...

Jacinda is walking a political tight rope here. The best solution is one agreed and decided on by Māori and sorted quickly enough before those darker ... View article...

Palmerston North protesters picket in support of Ihumātao occupation

The land is sacred to Māori and archeological valuable as the site of one of the earliest Māori settlements in New Zealand, dating to the 14th century. View article...

The far right, LGBTIQ people and a strategy for resistance

As the far right has risen, examples of its attacks on LGBTI rights have multiplied. Brazil's new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is a prominent and ... View article...

Homo-opponent Tom Price confirmed as Trump's health minister

LGBTI activists were appalled: The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTI organization in the US, said immediately after confirmation that Price ... View article...

Do you respect Lgbti people?

Of course, yes. Everyone deserves respect regardless of their sexual and gender orientation ... View article...

Turkish LGBTI+ activist says Friday sermons target gender diverse persons

Niyaz Uslu from the Lambdaistanbul LGBTI+ Solidarity Association said Friday sermons in Turkish mosques spread hate and discrimination, and ... View article...

Religious Schools and LGBTI Rights: a Delicate Balance

The rancorous debate concerning religious freedom and the rights of the LGBTI community has produced several troubling side-effects, not least of ... View article...

Labor wants to ban a provocateur who makes horrid comments about some minorities

He has regularly attacked the LGBTI community with homophobic and transphobic comments on social media. We should not allow a career bigot — a ... View article...

Working Effectively with LGBTI People

The workshop will focus on the experiences of LGBTI people in regional and rural Australia, the three critical points of an LGBTI person's mental health ... View article...

The Irish Times view on growing anti LGBTI sentiment in Poland: Pogrom mood spins out of control

Regional LGBTI marches have turned into riots. Terrified marchers have been confronted by stone- and bottle-throwing football hooligans, far-right ... View article...

Australia needs a national plan to reduce sepsis deaths: researchers

Children and Indigenous Australians are among the most at risk, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory having the highest ... View article...

Mick Dodson, Ursula Raymond stress importance of young Aboriginal voices in treaty consultations

Mick Dodson says a treaty would be a "settlement or agreement" between Indigenous Australians and the government; Deputy commissioner Ursula ... View article...