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Māori breaking addiction to failed solutions

That was the call from Māori coming out of this year's Dapaanz Cutting Edge conference for people working in addiction treatment. New Zealand Drug ... View article...

New Zealand to gain one new seat in 2020 election

New Zealand will gain one new North Island electorate at the 2020 election ... No new Maori electorates or South Island electorates are needed. View article...

Youth justice study calling for more participants

A ground-breaking study which looks at how Māori and Samoan peoples ... In New Zealand, the project team is working collaboratively with: the ... View article...

The civics project trying to turn around our godawful youth voting statistics

Lessons are provided in English and te reo Māori and include co-governance and council's relationship with Māori; protests, submissions and how to ... View article...

Baby death review committee calls for national support framework for bereaved parents

In New Zealand, Māori, Pasifika and Indian families are more likely to lose a ... Bereaved parents get new info site but support remains inconsistent View article...

Patrick Gower learns how to grow cannabis at Ruatoria

A big question facing New Zealand is people with low-level marijuana ... "We do have too many Māori locked up in prisons for bullshit offences ... View article...

The rate of stillbirths is dropping for Maori and New Zealand European mothers

A report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee revealed for every thousand babies born, just under a percent were stillborn. View article...

Life in the 60s and 70s in New Zealand : Ans Westra

She became known for her images of Maori, which were published in the Department of Maori Affairs magazine Te Ao Hou and in school publications ... View article...

County Executive Curran Raises Awareness During Suicide Prevention Month

“LGBT youth attempt suicide at rates three times higher than their heterosexual peers and we couldn't be more thankful that Curran has stepped up to ... View article...

LGBT fostering: Local authority records 'not good enough'

The number of LGBT people recruited as foster carers is not being routinely recorded, making it hard to track progress, a charity has said. View article...

'Yes, I am transgender': Indonesian singer braves hostility in emotional video

Cases of members of the LGBT community being persecuted have been ... Studies in Depok, which offered a counseling service for LGBT people. View article...

For authoritarians, stifling the arts is of a piece with demonising minorities

In November 2017, a ban was introduced on all public events focusing on LGBT rights. In Ankara, a film festival was banned by the governor's office, ... View article...

UNCP students hit the road for new learning experience

Study abroad experiences led seven students to Melbourne, Australia, to examine the aboriginal culture, history and experiences of the Wurundjeri ... View article...

Fitness and community helping mothers of Indigenous children to bridge cultural gap

Mothers of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children have formed their own culturally safe space in regional South Australia to support each other's ... View article...

Pentecostal Christians Are Burning Australia's Sacred Aboriginal Objects

Pentecostal Christians Are Burning Australia's Sacred Aboriginal Objects ... 100km south-east of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia's Kimberley, ... View article...

Born-Again Christian Missionaries Are Setting Fire to Sacred Aboriginal Objects

A group of Christian missionaries who believe traditional Aboriginal culture is the ... as worshiping the devil is burning sacred objects in the Australian Outback. ... The anti-Aboriginal group, made up of born-again Christians who are ... View article...

Asian children allegedly denied measles vaccination

Two children of Asian descent have reportedly been denied a measles vaccination in Auckland - because they're not Maori or Pasifika. National Party ... View article...

It's time for Māori Language Month says Christchurch te reo advocate Anton Matthews – Moose ...

Māori Language Week ought to change into Māori Language Month, ... From the West Midlands to NZ: One Englishman's try and study te reo Māori. View article...

DHB measles incompetence vs NZTA incompetence

Lee said the children's mother had offered to pay for the vaccinations but told her the doctor declined to provide them because Māori and Pasifika ... View article...

'We regard him as a murderer': Maori leader bans visit from James Cook replica ship

We know that in Australia, Aboriginal people have renamed Australia Day "Invasion Day." Is there a movement of that nature in New Zealand as well? View article...

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LGBT Agenda vs. US State Department

The lawsuit was filed last week in federal court in Maryland by LGBT activist groups Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality. But health officials ... View article...

No pride in Jamaica's shame

The decision also flies in the face of all the recent pro-LGBT announcements made by the minister of tourism and others about the Second City being ... View article...

Meet a Vietnamese transgender drag queen who is breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes

Tram Anh said he wants to raise awareness about the LGBT community in Vietnam through his performance art, but living life on his terms in a country ... View article...

Arizona Court Allows Artists to Refuse to Express LGBT Messages

16 that the city of Phoenix can't use a criminal law to compel two artists to produce custom wedding invitations for LGBT couples because that would ... View article...

Myanmar's 'tomboys' stride out of the shadows

Hla Myat Tun, deputy director of the LGBT organization Colors Rainbow, said the environment for LGBT people in Myanmar is “getting better as far as ... View article...

Mormon church doubles down on opposition to same-sex marriage

The Mormon church has doubled down on its stance that marriage is “between a man and a woman”, despite adjusting one of its anti-LGBT+ policies. View article...

Bono announces street artist campaign in fight against Aids

Bono said: “Street artists have been raising the alarm in the fight against Aids since HIV appeared — from the streets of New York in the 1980s. View article...

Victoria Police LGBTI Reference Group celebrates 20 years

The Victoria Police LGBTI Reference Group recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding in 1999 to improve community relations» View article...

Polar research should include Indigenous perspectives

A good example of inclusive grant funding is New Zealand's Vision ... with the traditional knowledge of the Maori, New Zealand's Indigenous people. View article...

Indigenous senator slams mainstream media

Senator Dodson points to a study that found mainstream reporting of indigenous Australia was increasingly focused on violence, conflict and ... View article...

Today's cashless welfare rhetoric already happened to indigenous australia

The management of Australians through welfare is nothing new. Today's cashless card is merely the result of what was already tested on our ... View article...

Telling theatre stories for community, by community?

There's been a lot of talk about the need for National Aboriginal Theatre, Carissa Lee ... Australia has seen many First Nations theatre companies. View article...

Do we need a National Aboriginal Theatre?

Australia has seen many First Nations theatre companies. ... Yirra Yaakin found fame in 2012 through being the first Aboriginal company to translate ... View article...

Lotterywest grant helps Aboriginal girls shoot for stars

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt today presented a Lotterywest cheque of $999,200 to Glass Jar Australia to continue and expand their successful ... View article...

Menil collection unveils first Aboriginal art exhibit

The painting memorializes a chilling episode from 1920 colonial Australia in which two Aboriginal men were poisoned, clubbed and then burned. View article...

Accidental drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Australia

The rate of unintentional drug-induced deaths is higher also among indigenous people. Aboriginal Australians were three times as likely to die from ... View article...

Taranaki school is ahead of the game when it comes to teaching New Zealand's history

Aspects of New Zealand's history to be covered could include the arrival of Māori to Aotearoa, first encounters and early colonial history, the Treaty of ... View article...

'Barbarian' Captain Cook's replica ship banned from New Zealand village after Maori protest

But the village of Mangonui in the north island has banned the vessel from docking after protests from the local Maori community, reports Stuff NZ. View article...

Rediscovering your wairua crucial to trauma recovery for Māori

Rediscovering your wairua and investing in Māori models of care is an effective way of improving health outcomes for Māori, say drug and addiction ... View article...

New research reveals heartbreaking cost of meth and a growing problem

The effects are far worse than alcohol and they're seeing patients in their mid-30s and 40s - especially Māori males from low socio-economic areas. View article...

Ian Taylor is using tech to tell the true story of Aotearoa's discovery

Kupe has long been written off as a story, a Māori 'legend', and the seafaring feats of the first people of New Zealand were labelled an accident. View article...

Rediscovering your wairua crucial to trauma recovery for Māori

Rediscovering your wairua and investing in Māori models of care is an ... (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners' Association Aotearoa–New Zealand). View article...

New research reveals heartbreaking cost of meth and a growing problem

Half of Māori and Pasifika deaths potentially avoidable, study finds ... effect, said Fisher, who chairs a New Zealand heart failure working group for the ... View article...

Rangatahi are ready to take action on climate

... A new web series challenges the false idea that rangatahi Māori “aren't ... to avoid carbon emissions, to Amnesty International New Zealand recognising ... Pacific people, Māori, disabled people, those in poverty and members of ... View article...

'Queer Film Days' Film Festival Set To Kick Off In Tirana

Through his artwork, he aims to break down stereotypes and raise awareness of important human rights issues such as bullying in the LGBTI ... View article...

Russia: human rights activism a 'minefield' under Putin's presidency

Russia's LGBTI activists and human rights defenders in Chechnya are among the most targeted, with numerous vicious attacks recorded in recent ... View article...

Tasmanian MLC moves motion to protect state anti-discrimination laws

Tasmanian LGBTI equality advocates have welcomed the motion calling for the state Upper House to oppose the proposed federal override of that ... View article...

Woolworths comes out on top for diversity and inclusion in Asia Pacific

Woolworths Group was recognised for continued focus on LGBTI inclusion, refugee employment programs, and the launch of the company's second ... View article...

EU president goes AWOL on 'European values' for all

... male, heterosexual Christians' continue to be the norm while women, minorities, LGBTI and Roma' are far less able to count on European values. View article...

Gender equality: Close but far from reality

... that explicitly criminalises marital rape; 40 have legislation against sexual harassment; and 9 have legislation that offers broad protections for LGBTI ... View article...

Out & About visitor scheme connecting older LGBTI people with community

How regular visits from someone who 'gets it' can help to older LGBTI people feel accepted, less isolated and safe in their environment. View article...

Transgender Brazilians 'afraid for our lives'

Ramos said Bolsonaro had a list of the names of LGBTI activists that “he thought were against family and pro-destruction of Brazil” on his office door ... View article...

Australian incarceration rate rising despite drop in crime

In 2018, 221 in 100,000 Australians were incarcerated, an increase of 130 percent over the 1985 rate. The incarceration rate for Aboriginal people is ... View article...

WA to address high rate of Aboriginal children in out of home care

The crisis of Aboriginal children in out of home care in Australia is often referred to as another Stolen Generation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

Colonisation, racism and the potency of Indigenous artwork

'Australia has a dark history in terms of how they've treated Aboriginal people and how they continue to treat them,' said Yhonnie Scarce, the ... View article...

The health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out‐of‐home care

Aim Children in statutory out‐of‐home care (OOHC) are known to have poorer physical, developmental and mental health outcomes compared with ... View article...

Aboriginal Australians learn how to read and write using Cuban method

To date, more than 200 Australian Aborigines have learned to read and write using the prestigious Cuban literacy ... View article...

Sharing archaeological insights with Barrow Island's workforce

... massive labyrinth caves, representing some of the earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australia, dating to approximately 50,000 years ago. View article...

First look at world-class Bob Hawke College

“Bob Hawke was one of the greatest Australians in history – establishing a scholarship in his name, for aspiring Aboriginal teachers is a fitting tribute. View article...

Indigenous woman dies after being shot by police in Western Australia

An Aboriginal woman has died after being shot by police in Geraldton, about 400km north of Perth in Western Australia. The 29-year-old was shot at a ... View article...

NCEA attainment rates fall, Māori schools buck trend

The ministry's figures showed of Māori school-leavers 20.3 percent last year had no qualification, compared with 8.7 per cent of Pākehā school leavers ... View article...

Māori psychology school pitched to counter shortage

Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki has an aspiration that could shake up psychology in Aotearoa. It's a standalone tertiary institute where Māori can study ... View article...

Māori King says mana whenua want land back

The Māori King says mana whenua have reached a unified position on the future of Ihumātao and want the land back. In a statement, Kiingi Tuuheitia ... View article...

Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki's care and protection

... relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months. ... 12-14 whanau across New Zealand about what worked and what didn't ... View article...

Maori sporting success on show

From waka ama to CrossFit — sporting success will be celebrated at the Tairawhiti Maori Sports Awards this weekend. The judging panel have ... View article...

Māori board position stepping stone to power

Prestige, power and pūtea. That's what comes with a seat on Auckland's Independent Māori Statutory Board, but there seem to be few takers. View article...

Air NZ backtracks on trademark bid after Maori outrage

Air New Zealand backed down on plans to trademark a logo of the Maori greeting "kia ora" Wednesday after indigenous groups accused it of cultural ... View article...

Volunteers, Māori tours and storytellers: Meet the startups changing New Zealand's tourism ...

And, whether promoting Māori culture, helping farmers secure some tourist ... “There's been talk of the New Zealand tourism industry slowing down,” ... View article...

Storms damage LGBTI migrant shelter in Ciudad Juárez

A series of storms has caused significant water damage to a shelter for LGBTI migrants in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez. A video the Washington ... View article...

Tackling sexual and gender rights within the paradox of faith

These realities are enabled by religious discourses that deny LGBTI people, casting them out as deviants, sinners and lesser humans. By labelling ... View article...

Brazil Ends Government Funding of LGBT Television Shows, Films

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked further outrage among LGBTI activists in his country with his decision to suspend public funding of ... View article...

More Than Half the British Public Support Primary School LGBTI-Inclusive Education

A majority of British people (60 per cent) believe it's right to teach primary school pupils about different kinds of families, including same-sex parenting. View article...

Threat to 'European way of life' is not migrants. It's populists.

National governments within the EU's borders are chipping away at women's rights, LGBTI rights, freedom of the press and the independence of the ... View article...

Cuban Police Detain LGBT Activist in Havana

Leandro Rodríguez García, director of the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, an independent advocacy group, told the Washington Blade in a series ... View article...

Gaps in law meant bishop was let off hate speech charge

Koukouma said that the Akel parliamentary group had filed for discussion on the application of hate speech against LGBTI persons in 2016. View article...

Russia: Increasingly repressive climate turns human rights work into minefield

According to the briefing, those protecting human rights in Chechnya and Russia's LGBTI activists are among the most targeted, with numerous vicious ... View article...

Tarnanthi 2019 program invites Australia to reflect on the past and pay the rent

In a bold move for a contemporary Indigenous art festival, the frontier ... to challenge misconceptions of Indigenous Australia and the dispossession ... View article...

The health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out‐of‐home care

Aim Children in statutory out‐of‐home care (OOHC) are known to have poorer physical, developmental and mental health outcomes compared with ... View article...

We are 'one', not 'young': Change to national anthem proposed

"As an Aboriginal person, I have never felt connected to the version I was taught growing up," he said. On Sunday, a new version of Advance Australia ... View article...

ATSI artefacts to return from US museum

The artefacts will be returned to the Bardi Jawi people of Western Australia ... of more sacred Aboriginal artefacts held in museums around the world. View article...

Self-rule ex-Australian's goal Aboriginal territory seeking treaty, recognition, he says

Murrumu of Walubara and his son, Thoyo of Walubara, paddled in the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, among corals of ... View article...

Indigenous language puzzle receives missing piece after freak find buried in old book

This month the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) hosted a two-week workshop to help revive endangered ... View article...

Broad coalition representing millions of Australians opposes nuclear power

More than 40 groups representing millions of Australians have come ... the Smart Energy Council, the Aboriginal-led Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, ... View article...

Public sector game changers recognised at Women's Agenda Leadership Awards

Finalists in a range of categories attended from across Australia. ... She graduated as Australia's first Aboriginal pharmacist, and is a founding member ... View article...

'Fears' about Māori immersion schools proving unfounded

Kura kaupapa is key to Māori success, Anton Matthews, right, says. .... school like ours, or any school in New Zealand, for a family from overseas can ... View article...

Award for prison programme leader

Mr Clark had been responsible for delivering the tikanga programme at the prison, where around 60 per cent of prisoners are Māori, for the last 13 ... View article...

Why learing te reo Maori is important

Should te reo Maori become compulsory in schools? ... Our goal is for one million New Zealanders to be able to speak at least basic te reo ... View article...

Here are my solutions to Wellington's trolley folly

Kia ora koutou. Perhaps because last week was Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, there was less media attention than usual on the latest ... View article...

Make your Te Reo Ka Pai with Kai

The team at 5+ A Day are celebrating Maori language by promoting the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables for well-being – nga huarakau ... View article...

Māori, Pasifika teens suffer more ethnicity-related discrimination from teachers than peers - report

Māori, Pasifika teens suffer more ethnicity-related discrimination from ... The figures were based on new analysis of data gathered in the Youth 2000 ... mine, that they experience would I think surprise many New Zealanders," he said. View article...

Make your Te Reo Ka Pai with Kai

The theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Maori is 'Kai Kaha te Reo Maori', offering encouragement to all New Zealanders to take part in activities to make the ... View article...

Why it's time for New Zealanders to learn more about their own country's history

From 2022, New Zealand history will be taught at all schools as part of the ... of colonial history, Māori history, or even just the New Zealand wars. View article...

Former gay conversion therapist warns of suicide risk

In an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Sarah Abo, Mr Smid said the "treatment" he provided was based on the ideology that members of the LGBTQ ... View article...

The author of this trans children's book has just won a major book prize

... said that the response to the book had been “overwhelmingly positive”, despite “the occasional 'dangerous book spreading the gay agenda' article.”. View article...

Award-nominated play explores growing up gay in the 80s

Shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence and following sold-out dates in London and Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Really Want to Hurt Me ... View article...

Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: 'It takes people like him to fight against it'

Gareth Thomas' revelation that he has HIV will make "a whole new demographic of people" aware of the condition, says George Westwood, who has ... View article...

Eswatini government officially rejects LGBTI group

The government of Eswatini confirms that it views LGBTI people as criminals and second class citizens who are not entitled to basic human rights. View article...

LGBTI Attack Dressed as Religious Freedom

These examples are painted by the right as martyrs against the LGBTI people 'forcing' poor bakers to betray their religion, when they were merely ... View article...