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Sorry Day 2021

Brief summary of the talk from Sorry Day 2021 Why is it Sorry Day What if I were to tell you, you will never see your children again--- They have all been taken away to assimilate them in to a different culture. A parent should be able to kiss their child good night and see them advance in life. Imagine if you were not allowed to enjoy the same rights as other Australian citizens. You were not allowed to [...]

Sorry Day 20212021-06-07T09:34:41+10:00

Sorry Day Event 2021

Let’s come together for a day of healing and reconciliation to honour the Stolen Generation The Native Hibiscus was adopted because it is found widely across Australia and it is a survivor. Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing. Location: Mona Vale Memorial Hall 1 Park Street Mona Vale. Time: 30th May 2021 3.00pm-5.30pm The afternoon will include Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies, dance performances by the Biala girls and weaving workshop, display of Aboriginal artifacts, [...]

Sorry Day Event 20212021-04-27T09:55:14+10:00

Aboriginal women have fought against gendered violence perpetrated by white men since day one

“In the past week, three Aboriginal people have died in police custody. How many of you know that it’s thirty years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and in that time, there have been over 455 deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.” Sue-Anne Hunter shares her powerful speech, spoken from her ancestral lands at the March For Justice in Narrm, on Monday 15 March 2021. Aboriginal women have been resisting white male violence since 26th [...]

Aboriginal women have fought against gendered violence perpetrated by white men since day one2021-04-27T09:42:51+10:00

INCREDIBLE MOMENT

Germany to Apologies for William Cooper snub 'The fact that Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League stood up for Jews when they themselves were not even recognised as citizens in their own land is truly remarkable'. William Cooper’s grandson Uncle Boydie (left) delivering a copy of his grandfather’s protest letter following Kristallnacht to Dr. Felix Klein of the German government in 2017. THE German government will issue a historic apology on Sunday, 82 years since the day that Yorta Yorta [...]

INCREDIBLE MOMENT2021-04-27T09:46:07+10:00

Remembering the 1946 Pilbara strike

Remembering the 1946 Pilbara strike, Australia's longest, that paved the way for Indigenous right. An aboriginal man sitting on old weathered cars during the day at an Aboriginal community. Marshall Smith and what's left of the cars that carried workers in the landmark 1946 Pilbara strike.(ABC Rural: James Liveris) The rusting car bodies that Banjima man Marshall Smith sits among at Mingullatharndo community are a daily reminder of one of the most significant human rights struggles for Indigenous people in [...]

Remembering the 1946 Pilbara strike2021-05-08T16:15:10+10:00

YEAR TWO TARGET FOR ABORIGINAL PROCURMENT POLICY NEARLY TRIPLED

McGowan Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy results in more than 5.5 per cent of government contracts awarded to Aboriginal businesses in 2019-20 Results far exceed the two per cent target for the 2019-20 financial year 234 contracts worth over $172 million awarded to Aboriginal businesses 104 different Aboriginal businesses across the State secured contracts 143 contracts, worth a total of more than $69 million, awarded to Aboriginal businesses based in regional locations The McGowan Labor Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy has surpassed [...]

YEAR TWO TARGET FOR ABORIGINAL PROCURMENT POLICY NEARLY TRIPLED2021-05-08T16:17:51+10:00

INDIGENOUS BOARDING SCHOOL HELPS IN CLOSING THE GAP

Indigenous boarding schools help close the gap. But as NAIDOC week kicks off a study shows there are highs and lows.   Ryli Johnson moved from her hometown near Moree in north-west New South Wales this year to come to Sydney. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) Ryli Johnson faced a tough choice for a 16-year-old: her future or her family. And she's one of a growing number of Indigenous teenagers in this predicament. The teenager left behind her hometown near Moree [...]

INDIGENOUS BOARDING SCHOOL HELPS IN CLOSING THE GAP2021-04-27T09:57:45+10:00

Ngaree Ah Kit ready to influence change as Australia’s first female Indigenous Speaker

Ngaree Ah Kit is the first female Indigenous Speaker in Australian history. Photo via Facebook. She’s the first female Indigenous Speaker in Australia, and Ngaree Ah Kit is refusing to allow toxicity to define her. “I don’t believe there’s room for nastiness in politics,” she said. “That’s my job every day: making sure I’ve got mutual respect and relationships with every member of [Northern Territory] Parliament.” Installed as Speaker during the first parliamentary sitting days after the Territory election in [...]

Ngaree Ah Kit ready to influence change as Australia’s first female Indigenous Speaker2021-05-08T16:19:11+10:00

‘White privileged sport’: Australian cricket confronts race issues

Cricket Australia has been told the game is seen as a "white privileged sport", as the governing body wrestles with how to recognise the Black Lives Matter movement. The comments were made by a young Indigenous activist, Tamika Sadler, in the latest episode of CA's panel series, Cricket Connecting Country, discussing systemic racism in Australian society and historic injustices in the sport. Jason Gillespie is a guest on the latest episode of Cricket Australia's "Cricket Connecting Country" series discussing racism [...]

‘White privileged sport’: Australian cricket confronts race issues2021-05-08T16:22:26+10:00

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System

  John B. Lawrence SC Editor’s note: This article was sent to the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance’s publication Precedent in the hope of offering critique of NT legal professionals’ complicity with the disgraceful status quo of mass Aboriginal incarceration. Precedent proposed heavy edits to the article, including the very notable extraction most of the critical references to NT legal professional organisations. Such proposed censorship of dissenting voices shows a shocking lack of willingness to critically reflect on uncomfortable truths in the [...]

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System2021-05-08T16:19:46+10:00
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