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Aboriginal Communities Are Using Renewable Energy

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Across North America, Aboriginal communities are putting renewable energy to use and reaping the economic and environmental rewards. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has put together small case ...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural dates recognised - My Sunshine Coast (press release)

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NEWS.com.au Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural dates recognised My Sunshine Coast (press release) Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said the first of the three days will be this...
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Trailblazers Phil and Jimmy Krakouer are proud to see Aboriginal players ... - Herald Sun

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Phil Krakouer's reaction was to beat his opponent with skill, while brother Jimmy resorted to delivering some well-executed punches with either hand.
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Aboriginal Canadians must stop dancing with dependency | Troy ...

Calvin Helin believes the Aboriginal Community has been crippled by its dependency on government programs and services.
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Torres Strait seeks autonomy from the mainland - ABC Online

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Torres Strait seeks autonomy from the mainland
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Self determination for Torres Strait communities has been a long running battle, with plans for territorial autonomy falling flat.
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Aboriginal artist David Gulpilil honoured at National Indigenous Arts Awards - ABC Online

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Artist David Gulpilil has won the prestigious Red Ochre prize at the National Indigenous Arts Awards.
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Adam Goodes shows why he's the greatest Aboriginal player in the history of ... - Herald Sun

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Adam Goodes shows why he's the greatest Aboriginal player in the history of the game. by: Mark Ricciuto; From: The Advertiser; May 27, 2013 10:30PM.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Queensland (AIHW)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Queensland (AIHW) | Indigenous Civil Rights | Scoop.it
This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance.

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ET Russell's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:09 PM

released: 25 Mar 2013 author: AIHW

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Reconciliation Australia National Reconciliation Week

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National Reconciliation Week is held annually from 27 May to 3 June. It is a time to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.Preceded by National Sorry Day on 26 May, National Reconciliation Week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols for reconciliation:


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:40 AM

Why?...acknowledging the past, reconciling the present and developing partnerships for the future. 

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Integrated Strategy to Reduce Indigenous Suicide | indigenous.gov.au

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy will focus on early intervention and building stronger communities with the aim of reducing the prevalence of suicide and the impact on individuals ...
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Stolen Generations Education in the Australian Curriculum - National Sorry Day Committee

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In January 2012, ACARA announced that following a period of public consultation, revisions would be made to the first draft of the Australian Curriculum's History Curriculum in order to better reflect the history of the Stolen Generations. The changes would impact school years intermittently from Year 3 to Year 10, with the importance of marking both National Sorry Day and the Anniversary of the Apology as a school being taught, among other topics.

 


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:34 AM

Resources for Sorry Day May 26...excellent links to AC History

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Indigenous leaders rally for recognition

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ALMOST a half-century after Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders won the right to be counted as Australian citizens, indigenous leaders are again preparing to rally for recognition.
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The Indigenous history of Australia's railways - SBS

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"Torres Strait Islanders were able to get award wages working on the mainland but innate racism prevailed", said Geraldine Mate from the Workshops Rail Museum.
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David Gulpilil, OAM wins 2013 Red Ochre Award - Arts Hub Australian (subscription)

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theMusic David Gulpilil, OAM wins 2013 Red Ochre Award Arts Hub Australian (subscription) The Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board presented Gulpilil with Australia's highest peer-assessed award for an Indigenous...
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Art show explores Aboriginal identity - VietNamNet Bridge

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VietNamNet Bridge Art show explores Aboriginal identity VietNamNet Bridge Most works on display are influenced by the Stolen Generations – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and their...
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At least 1,000 Aboriginal founders first arrived from Asia some 50,000 years ago

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Indirect estimates based on carbon dating point to intentional settlement by a large population. At least 1,000 Aboriginal founders first arrived in Australia some 50,000 years ago, a reconstruction indicates — numbers that could be evidence of an intentional migration rather than the accidental stranding of a few individuals at a time. The study also finds that the population was devastated during the latest Ice Age, but later rebounded.

 

The prehistoric settlement of Australia has long been considered a simple story: a founding group of 150 people or fewer made it to the Australian mainland 50 millennia ago and grew to no more than 1.2 million by the time European settlers arrived in 1788. Debate focused on whether the founding population grew immediately after colonization or boomed later, in the past 5,000 years.

 

To tease out a demographic signal from the past, Alan Williams, an archaeologist at the Australian National University in Canberra, amassed the most comprehensive radiocarbon data set ever put together for the continent, from both published and unpublished sources. He analysed the dates of 4,575 artefacts from 1,750 archaeological sites.

 

Applying methods that others had developed to analyse a similar dataset from North American artifacts, Williams graphed the number of data points for each 200-year period, and made the assumption that for each given area, changes in the number of data points from one period to the next were a good indication of changes in population size — while correcting for the fact that some types of archaeological site can be lost over time owing to processes such as erosion. Assuming that the population would be between 750,000 and 1.2 million by the eighteenth century, he fit a smooth population curve to the data.

 

According to Williams' curve, 1,000–2,000 founders would be necessary to reach the population that was in place when the Europeans arrived. After the founders arrived, the population would have stabilized at low levels, but crashed during the most recent Ice Age, around 20,000 years ago. “To quantify the impacts of the last glacial maximum — and see a 60% reduction in population — is quite horrendous,” says Williams. After the Ice Age, population growth rates began to increase in pulses, starting 12,000 years ago.


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Lachlan Wilks's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:36 PM

Helps with some research. Should read if doing the First Fleet or Contact history.

 

Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:38 PM

This will be really good for history studies I would suggest you to read over.

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:09 PM

The origin of the Aboriginal people in Australia.

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Bolt: Listen to Giles on Aboriginal kids - Adelaide Now

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Bolt: Listen to Giles on Aboriginal kids Adelaide Now A decade ago the Victorian government was told child abuse involving Aboriginal children had soared, but the Community Services Minister responded: "The solution is not to continue to take...

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26 May: National Sorry Day ~ "From Little Things Big Things Grow" (The GetUp Mob! )

"...'sorry' is only the 1st step towards Indigenous equality."

John Howard Apology (The Games) http://youtu.be/Dh0MNIFezME
Kevin Rudd Apology (13 February 2008) http://youtu.be/b3TZOGpG6cM
"Sorry" (Karine Polwart) 10 March 2008 http://youtu.be/3syd8kF2fVI

 

National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the continent's indigenous population. The Australian government's most controversial policies resulted in an entire "Stolen Generation"—i.e., "Aboriginal children separated, often forcibly, from their families of origin in the interest of turning them into white Australians".

 

26 May carries great significance for the Stolen Generations, as well as for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and non-indigenous Australians. On 26 May 1997, the "Bringing Them Home" report was tabled in Parliament.

 

The annual National Sorry Day commemorations remind and raise awareness among politicians, policy makers, and the wider public about the significance of the forcible removal policies and their impact on the children that were taken, but also on their families and communities. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_of_Healing

 

__ http://www.nsdc.org.au/
__ http://www.sgalliance.org.au/
__ http://stolengenerationstestimonies.com/
__ http://www.healingfoundation.org.au/
__ http://www.reconciliation.org.au/
__ http://www.kimberleystolengeneration.com.au/

__ http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sorry-day-stolen-generations

 

"Almost half of the Aboriginal people who died in custody and were investigated by the Black Deaths Royal Commission, had been removed from their families as children..." - Kirsten Garrett, Background Briefing, Sunday, 11 February 1996

"They would not let us kiss our father goodbye, I will never forget the sad look on his face. He was unwell and he worked very hard all his life as a timber-cutter. That was the last time I saw my father, he died within two years after." - Jennifer, Bringing them Home - Full report

We, the 24,763 undersigned people of Australia, believe an apology is owed to those of our fellow citizens who were separated from their families as a direct result of government policy... We offer that apology.

Reconciliation Activities and Events Last updated:18 May 2002
__ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10736/20050711-0000/apology.west.net.au/index.html


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