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First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia - Bloomberg

First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia - Bloomberg | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia Bloomberg Then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard offered her the chance to become the first female Aboriginal member of the federal parliament, ordering an incumbent senator to stand aside so...
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Elijah Doughty decision shows there is rarely justice for aboriginal victims - Eureka Street

As the news came through on Friday that the man who had run down young Elijah Doughty in Kalgoorlie last year had escaped a manslaughter conviction and instead had been sentenced for three years for the charge of reckless driving causing death, I saw Aboriginal community members dissolve. By Celeste Liddle
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Reading List: 8 Books on Indigenous Research Methods recommended by Helen Kara

Reading List: 8 Books on Indigenous Research Methods recommended by Helen Kara | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Image Credit: Indigenous Graduate Reception, February 2017, University of the Fraser Valley (University of the Fraser Valley CC BY 2.0) In this reading list, Helen Kara recommends 8 books for those…
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Off-grid solar reduces diesel reliance at 10 Australian indigenous communities

Off-grid solar reduces diesel reliance at 10 Australian indigenous communities | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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Podcast: Embedding language, culture and risk taking into science lessons

Science lesson resources for kids from Preschool and Secondary school. Make science fun with Fizzics
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Yunupingu dies: Blind Aboriginal singer who performed for Queen 'wasted away' in itinerant camp

Yunupingu dies: Blind Aboriginal singer who performed for Queen 'wasted away' in itinerant camp | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Dr G Yunupingu, a blind Aboriginal musician who sang for the Queen and was known for his angelic voice, has died after being found “wasted away” in an itinerant camp in northern Australia.
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Why the remote APY Lands dominate the Australian art scene

Why the remote APY Lands dominate the Australian art scene | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
This year the list of finalists for the Archibald and Wynne prizes is stacked with artists from the APY Lands in remote north-west South Australia.
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Sentence for Elijah Doughty's killer sparks anger. Was justice served?

Sentence for Elijah Doughty's killer sparks anger. Was justice served? | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Indigenous Australians say the three-year sentence handed down for the death of the Kalgoorlie teenager is proof of systemic inequality, but the judge says it’s ‘commensurate with the culpability of the offender’s conduct’
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World-famous Indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu dies aged 46

World-famous Indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu dies aged 46 | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The death of Australia's most prominent Indigenous music artist Dr G Yunupingu has left a deafening silence, one Indigenous academic says.
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Australia: Study confirms long-term foetal alcohol effects

Australia: Study confirms long-term foetal alcohol effects | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder caused by their mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy are more likely to fail at school, talk about killing themselves and have problems paying attention. These are the findings of a University of Sydney study published this month based on surveys of teachers and parents of primary school age, mostly…
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Stolen generation survivor says children shouldn’t be scared into learning

Stolen generation survivor says children shouldn’t be scared into learning | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A STOLEN Generation survivor is among shocked critics of a New South Wales school’s decision to teach children about the subject by telling them they were being removed from their parents in a frightening role play that reduced some to tears.
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Sydney Opera House launches new, year-round Indigenous light show – video

Sydney Opera House launches new, year-round Indigenous light show – video | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Badu Gili includes the work of Jenuarrie (Judith Warrie), Frances Belle Parker, Alick Tipoti and the late Lin Onus and Minnie Pwerle
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Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office

Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
By Joseph HinchliffeJune 28 (Reuters) - Australia raised indigenous flags to fly alongside its national standard over its oldest public building
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Youth suicide rate in north WA has 'reached disturbing proportions', inquest told

Youth suicide rate in north WA has 'reached disturbing proportions', inquest told | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A radical approach to tackle Indigenous suicide may be needed after 13 young people killed themselves within three and a half years in WA's north, a coronial inquest hears.
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When they take the water from a Barkandji person, they take our blood | Badger Bates

When they take the water from a Barkandji person, they take our blood | Badger Bates | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
I teach young Australians about Aboriginal culture and how they should respect the Barka, the Darling River. There’s nothing to teach if there’s no river, writes Badger Bates for @IndigenousX
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Rising Number of Indigenous Professionals But Still Unfinished Business | PBA

Rising Number of Indigenous Professionals But Still Unfinished Business | PBA | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have a history of entrepreneurship and engaging with the mainstream economy but constitutional reform remains unfinished business, according to author, journalist and special adviser to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition, Stan Grant.
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Smoking rates among Indigenous and non-Indigenous women

Smoking rates among Indigenous and non-Indigenous women | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Researchers have revealed disadvantaged status drives higher smoking among Indigenous pregnant women in Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada.
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Tiwi Island Sistagirls set sights on future in fashion

Tiwi Island Sistagirls set sights on future in fashion | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Seven Sistagirls undergo a two-week crash course in textiles and hope to start a fashion label once they show the world what they can do at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.
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Aborigines in Australia longer than previously thought: study

Aborigines in Australia longer than previously thought: study | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years, longer than previously thought, roaming the area alongside giant megafauna, scientists... (via: trendolizer.com)
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Why is this work a self-portrait?

Why is this work a self-portrait? | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
This shimmering work by Indigenous artist Tjungkara Ken is a finalist in this year's Archibald Portrait Prize. What makes it a self-portrait?
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Hobart Mayor lashes 'pale, male and stale' councillors over Australia Day vote

Hobart Mayor lashes 'pale, male and stale' councillors over Australia Day vote | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey says local government is old and unrepresentative of popular public opinion, after council delegates narrowly defeated moves to support changing the date of Australia Day.
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How Aboriginal rangers helped keep the peace in Kalgoorlie

How Aboriginal rangers helped keep the peace in Kalgoorlie | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
As hundreds of people waited outside Kalgoorlie Courthouse for the outcome of the Elijah Doughty manslaughter case, a group of young Aboriginal men were working hard to ease tensions in the crowd.
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Aboriginal-led health program in NT a 'promising' model for improving health

Aboriginal-led health program in NT a 'promising' model for improving health | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A remote Indigenous-led health program which has shown impressive results could be rolled out as a model to reduce high rates of chronic disease among Indigenous people.
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Census 2016: Indigenous population could have been undercounted again

Census 2016: Indigenous population could have been undercounted again | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
There are concerns the Indigenous population could have been underestimated by 17.5 per cent in the 2016 census, continuing a trend of undercounts since 2006.
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Bereavement traumatises Aboriginal youths: WA inquest

Bereavement traumatises Aboriginal youths: WA inquest | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
An inquest into a disturbing cluster of suicides by Aboriginal youths in Western Australia's far north will hear how bereavement stress is causing indigenou
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New South Wales to fly Aboriginal flags permanently for first time

New South Wales to fly Aboriginal flags permanently for first time | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Australia's reconciliation process with its Aboriginal community takes another step forwards with NSW deciding to fly indigenous flags permanently
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