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Wiradjuri language will help Aboriginal youth - ABC News (Australia)

A Wiradjuri elder says reviving the learning of Indigenous language will steer Aboriginal youth away from negative behaviour.
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The Sapphires follows fortunes of aboriginal singing group - CBC.ca

The Sapphires follows fortunes of aboriginal singing group - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires celebrates soul music and chronicles the adversity and struggles faced by a quartet of Australian aboriginal singers in the Vietnam War-era.

The mother and aunt of writer Tony Briggs actually toured wartime Vietnam as singers and the real singing group helped coach the young stars who play the Sapphires.

Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell play the quartet, who are discovered by a young Irishman touring Australia, played by Chris O’Dowd."

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Smartphone App Created to Increase Use of Endangered Aboriginal Language in Australia

Smartphone App Created to Increase Use of Endangered Aboriginal Language in Australia | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A new smartphone language app has been launched to change the way the Iwaidja language is being recorded and to help save it. Ma! Iwaidja is the first phone app for an Australian indigenous language."

 

Source: ICTMN Staff, Indian Country Today Media Network

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Bookends: NAIDOC week booklist - Australian Aboriginal authors to read

Bookends: NAIDOC week booklist - Australian Aboriginal authors to read | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The City of Boroondara Library Service's reading blog has created a list of Australian Aboriginal authors. Created to celebrate NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week; July 1-8, 2012.

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Australian Aboriginal families living in tents while homes built

Australia- Federal Indigenous Affairs minister says people are living in tents on Elcho Island while waiting for their homes to be built under a remote housing program.

 

 

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LC Subject Heading Changes: Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal Tasmanians

"In consultation with the National Library of Australia, the Library of Congress recently changed the subject headings Australian aborigines and Tasmanian aborigines toAboriginal Australians and Aboriginal Tasmanians. "

Changes happened in 2003.

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Now, that's an Aboriginal way to get children to love books! -Belfast Telegraph

Now, that's an Aboriginal way to get children to love books! -Belfast Telegraph | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"To be happy about yourself, according to Boori Monty Pryor, you have to be happy about the place you live in.Growing up barefoot in Aboriginal camps, and hurt by constant racist abuse, happiness was often elusive for the Australian Children's Laureate, who brings his acclaimed storykeeping workshops to Northern Ireland at the beginning of April."

 

A great article about Australian Aboriginal children's author Boori Monty Pryor. 

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Hooper warned not to wear Aboriginal flag again | Tracker (Australia)

Hooper warned not to wear Aboriginal flag again | Tracker (Australia) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

He did it for his people, but officials are warning Aboriginal boxer Damien Hooper not to repeat his entry to the Olympic ring with the Aboriginal flag proudly emblazoned across his chest.

 

Hooper, who hails from North Queensland, marked his Games debut by wearing a black T-shirt bearing the Aboriginal flag as he arrived for his impressive opening fight win against American Marcus Browne.

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Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Australia)

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Australia) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Look at what another country is doing for Aboriginal Library Services:

 

State Library of Queensland's (Australia) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Portal.

 

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