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PM to visit remote indigenous community - Yahoo!7 News

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Tony Abbott will meet his election promise to spend a week in a remote indigenous community in the first year of his prime ministership - but only just.
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Aboriginal Health Summit: ongoing investment needed to close the ...

Aboriginal Health Summit: ongoing investment needed to close the ... | Indigenous Future | Scoop.it
Successes in improving the health of Aboriginal people, to be showcased over the next three days at an Aboriginal health summit in Melbourne, will highlight the importance of ongoing investment in Aboriginal Community ...
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Indigenous suicide at 'crisis' numbers after youth lose their cultural identity

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Elders say government funding needed to help them bring troubled youth back into arms of community

The loss of cultural identity is a major factor in explaining the high rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the government should focus on a more “community-centred approach” involving local elders to address the “crisis proportions” of Indigenous suicides, says a new report.

The report features interviews with 30 elders throughout Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland and documents their solutions to prevent self-harm, particularly among younger Indigenous Australians, as part of the Culture is Life campaign.

The federal Department of Health says Indigenous men aged 25-29 are four times more likely to take their lives than non-Indigenous men, with a rate of 90.8 deaths per 100,000. Indigenous women aged 20-24 are five times more likely to take their lives than non-Indigenous women, with a rate of 21.8 deaths per 100,000.

Overall the rate of suicide among Indigenous Australians is twice that of non-Indigenous Australians.

In an introduction to the report, Professor Pat Dudgeon, co-chair of the Aboriginal mental health and suicide prevention advisory group, said there was “no single, clear diagnosis” for the high rates of suicide in young Indigenous Australians, but said the report made clear that stronger connections to culture were vital to reducing them.

“For Indigenous people, cultural identity is the foundation of who we are. Despite years of assimilationist policy and the loss of so many of our customs and languages, Aboriginal people have demonstrated extraordinary cultural resilience,” Dudgeon writes.

“Our elders have been fundamental in this process. They are our wisdom-keepers. They have seen the changes so dramatically incurred in their lifetime. They are the vital bridge between the modern world and Aboriginal culture.”


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Aboriginal people at Muckaty win legal fight against nuclear waste dump

www.mauriceblackburn.com.au No nuclear waste dump will be built at Muckaty Station near Tennant Creek after the Australian government agreed not to act on the nomination of a site by the Northern...
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Map of Aboriginal Australia « Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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The Map of Aboriginal Australia was created by David Horton and is based on language data gathered by Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, (1996).


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JMAC's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:12 AM

A map of Indigenous Australia.

Many students perform a Welcome to Country ceremony before many events and school activities. Ususally something along the lines of:

Together we acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians 

to the education of all children and people in this country we all live in and share together – Australia.

Many know the name of the local Aboriginal people but man not understand the cultural and language differences with in the culture. This map shows the locations of differeing language groups accross Australia. 

Robyn Ridgeway's curator insight, July 12, 2015 11:21 PM

This is a very good map, but please remember that it was produced by a non-Aboriginal man so not all borders will be correct.

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Indigenous Australian films wow east Africa | Film | theguardian.com

Indigenous Australian films wow east Africa | Film | theguardian.com | Indigenous Future | Scoop.it
When organisers of a tour of Indigenous Australian films in east Africa announced public screenings of the films in Kampala on social media, several people got in touch wondering if they'd get the chance to watch “wildlife ...
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