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  • Work about youth justice wins top Indigenous art prize 12 Aug 2017 05:06 Alice Springs News   Above, from left: Anwar Young, Unrupa Rhonda Dick and Frank Young, with their winning work Kulata Tjuta – Wati kulunypa (Many spears – Young fella story).    A work speaking directly to the crisis in Australian youth justice systems has won Australia’s …
  • Businesses lagging behind in Indigenous reconciliation: Report 12 Aug 2017 05:01 Rabble Canadian companies have a long way to go to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, a recent report argues. SHARE (Shareholder Association for Research and Education), a non-profit that advises institutional investors like foundations and …
  • Indigenous leaders call for NT Government to reject controversial iron mine revival 12 Aug 2017 03:06 ABC Indigenous leaders are calling on the Northern Territory and Federal Governments to reject an application by a Dubai-based company to barge iron ore through one of the Gulf of Carpentaria's most pristine areas. The proposal is the most controversial …
  • Indigenous hip-hop artist seeks to inspire youth with music 12 Aug 2017 02:38 CBC The Queen City is playing host to the 2017 Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games this week, and while athletic events get most of the attention, Indigenous entertainers are adding inspiring music to the festivities. Among them is Native American hip-hop …
  • 'We will work together': Mayor Coderre tells Indigenous and LGBTQ+ communities 12 Aug 2017 02:09 Montreal Gazette Canada Pride Montreal 2017 kicked off its first edition with the hoisting of a rainbow Pride flag to a crowd full of smiles in Parc des Faubourgs Friday night. Kelsey Litwin / Montreal Gazette Canada Pride Montreal 2017 kicked off its first edition …
  • Aboriginal meditation is being used to heal minds in the modern world 11 Aug 2017 23:38 ABC.net.au Posted August 12, 2017 08:31:34 From the tiny community of Nauiyu, south of Darwin, Miriam Rose Baumann is preparing to meet her next group of interstate visitors. "It's not a tour where you have to pack your bags and get ready to jump on a bus …
  • Indigenous leaders ask NT Government to reject iron mine revival 11 Aug 2017 20:38 Radio Australia Posted August 12, 2017 06:33:06 Indigenous leader Grace Daniels thought the prospect of iron ore mining and transport through her country in the pristine Gulf of Carpentaria had disappeared. In 2014 the two fledgling iron mines in the Roper River region, …
  • Toronto, Mississaugas working to create Indigenous district downtown 11 Aug 2017 20:30 Scarborough Mirror Mississauga New Credit First Nation Chief R. Stacey Laforme and his council and Toronto Centre-Rosedale Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam are working together with Indigenous communities and with the help of the federal government to create an Indigenous …
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: SA family wins overall prize with work on prison and culture 11 Aug 2017 19:48 ABC Darwin Posted August 11, 2017 22:15:03 A multimedia work of a young man looking out through the bars of suspended spears that both protect and imprison him, created by three generations of one family, has won the overall prize at this year's National …
  • 400-year bond between settlers and Indigenous people celebrated in N.S. 11 Aug 2017 18:44 CTV News Hundreds of people are gathering in Grand-Pré, N.S. to celebrate the 400 year bond between the Mi’kmaq and Acadians, the earliest relationship between North American indigenous people and European settlers. “We have a shared history, but more importantly, …
  • City workers accidentally destroyed artwork dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women 11 Aug 2017 16:16 CBC A City of Montreal employee mistakenly destroyed earlier this week an Indigenous totem meant to be part of the First Peoples' Festival, sparking anger on social media. The wooden artwork — La femme de la nuit hibou created by Atikamekw artist Jacques  …
  • Arunachal Pradesh to come up with a department to protect Indigenous Faith & Cultural 11 Aug 2017 15:29 The Economic Times GUWAHATI: BJP led government in Arunachal Pradesh will come up with new department called Department of Indigenous Faith & Cultural Affairs (DIFCA) to protect indigenous culture and faith. Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday approved establishment of …
  • Indigenous art winners’ powerful statement 11 Aug 2017 14:35 Geelong Advertiser YOUNG Indigenous Australians need to stand behind culture and not behind bars – that’s the powerful statement made by the winners of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Kulata Tjuta – Wati kulunypa tjukurpa (Many Spears – …
  • World Indigenous Day renews calls for action on rights 11 Aug 2017 14:28 NunatsiaqOnline NEWS: Nunavut August 11, 2017 - 9:00 am STEVE DUCHARME Ten years after the United Nations General Assembly adopted its Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, vast challenges remain to implement those freedoms, according to statements released by …
  • Edmonton advocates honour Indigenous inmates 11 Aug 2017 13:55 CBC More than a quarter of federal inmates in Canada are Indigenous. And in the Prairie provinces, Indigenous people account for nearly half the federal prison population. That's according to statistics released last year by former Correctional …
  • New Indigenous herbal tea launches today at Taste of Edmonton 11 Aug 2017 13:34 Edmonton Journal Carrie Armstrong owns Mother Earth Essentials, a line of bath and body products, plus herbal healing teas and salves, all made from traditional Aboriginal ingredients at 12306 — 111 Ave. Ed Kaiser / Edmonton Journal Carrie Armstrong has a shop called …
  • Indigenous 'suicide vigil' an eye-opener for Toronto crowds 11 Aug 2017 13:30 CBC The Mississauga First Nation's Geoffrey Daybutch is taking part in a vigil outside the Toronto office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Daybutch has been camping in downtown Toronto for more than 15 days. He says the group is gaining support …
  • 'No justice': Edmonton advocates honour Indigenous inmates 11 Aug 2017 13:12 CBC More than a quarter of federal inmates in Canada are Indigenous. And in the Prairie provinces, Indigenous people account for nearly half the federal prison population. That's according to statistics released last year by former Correctional …
  • Three generations of one family win Indigenous art award 11 Aug 2017 13:06 ABC.net.au Posted August 11, 2017 22:15:03 A multimedia work of a young man looking out through the bars of suspended spears that both protect and imprison him, created by three generations of one family, has won the overall prize at this year's National …
  • Youth justice art wins indigenous award 11 Aug 2017 12:05 The Australian A young Aboriginal man stands alone in the darkness, imprisoned by dozens of traditional spears suspended around him in a cell-like formation, as words scribbled urgently in language urge him to think back to his family and the freedom outside. The solemn …
  • National indigenous art award winners 11 Aug 2017 12:05 The Australian - The overall $50,000 prize was won by South Australian artists Frank Young, Anwar Young and Unrupa Rhonda Dick for their multimedia collaboration titled Kulata Tjuta - Wati Kulunypa tjukurpa or 'Many spears - young fella story'. It uses …
  • New treatments to fight a rare disorder wreaking havoc in isolated indigenous communities 11 Aug 2017 12:01 Medical Xpress Macquarie University researchers have developed the first zebrafish model of the neurodegenerative Machado-Joseph Disease – and have used this model to test drugs that could potentially be used to treat the disease, which disproportionately affects …
  • Natsiaa 2017: major prize celebrates innovation and collaboration in Indigenous art 11 Aug 2017 11:52 The Guardian The winning piece of this year’s National and Torres Strait Islander art award – the country’s most prestigious and longstanding prize for Indigenous art – reveals its meaning slowly. The eye is first drawn to its installation: 37 spears arranged …
  • Indigenous ‘Recognise’ campaign ditched 11 Aug 2017 09:36 Courier Mail
  • Remote Indigenous kids get surprise letter from Buckingham Palace 11 Aug 2017 07:07 Radio Australia Updated August 11, 2017 11:48:19 When was the last time you wrote a letter, sealed it in an envelope and put it in the mail? For many of us, the ease and expediency of email has made letter writing a thing of the past. But in the remote Northern Territory …
  • Thomas Berger has long history of arguing for Aboriginal rights 11 Aug 2017 06:40 Vancouver Sun Circa. 1970 photo of NDP Leader Tom Berger. Deni Eagland / The Vancouver Sun [PNG Merlin Archive] Deni Eagland / Vancouver Sun The B.C. NDP government has hired former B.C. Supreme Court judge Thomas Berger, 84, to lead a legal fight against the …
  • Same-sex marriage: Fears Indigenous people in remote areas will be left out in postal plebiscite 11 Aug 2017 05:53 SBS Television South Australian Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey said some Aboriginal people in his electorate will “undoubtedly” not be able to take part in the same-sex marriage plebiscite. Mr Ramsey’s electorate of Grey is one of the biggest in Australia and encompasses the …
  • Indigenous People’s Day in Edmonds? 11 Aug 2017 04:06 Edmonds Beacon The Edmonds Diversity Commission is requesting that the Edmonds City Council consider a resolution naming an Indigenous People’s Day in the city. The commission, as a whole, is supportive of and engaged in this campaign to contribute to “a more accurate …
  • No country for indigenous women 11 Aug 2017 02:42 Daily Star In the morning of June 10 this year, 30-year-old widow Sukhia Robidas was raped in her own home in Sutang Bazar of Habiganj and then chased down and beaten to death with a log by 35-year-old Shailu Mian when she tried to flee. On February 15, 2014, …
  • Stop vilifying Aboriginal men, argues Pat Dodson 11 Aug 2017 02:35 SBS Television "This week, graphic footage of violence in some WA communities was released to the media. While the footage was shocking, regional WA towns are not “war zones” and the people who live there should be treated with respect. We need to recognise the …
  • Indigenous barricade up in Caledonia again 11 Aug 2017 02:28 Hamilton Community News
  • Indigenous rights advocate to guide B.C. in Trans Mountain pipeline challenge 11 Aug 2017 01:56 The Globe and Mail In naming Thomas Berger the B.C. government’s outside counsel for legal challenges involving the Trans Mountain pipeline project, Attorney-General David Eby recalled studying Mr. Berger’s work when he himself was a law student. “His history extends all …
  • Indigenous student sent to Rome in honour of Aboriginal boy who died training for the priesthood 11 Aug 2017 01:52 Catholic Leader Indigenous honour: Nathan Pitt received the inaugural Francis Xavier Conaci Scholarship allowing him to study in Rome last month. Photo: Elena Verasi POPE Pius IX looked down on a young Aboriginal boy from Western Australia and declared that he would be …
  • Govt firm on protecting indigenous people Biren 11 Aug 2017 01:31 E-Pao.net Govt firm on protecting indigenous people : Biren Nagaland Post | Imphal, Aug 10 Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh Thursday reaffirmed BJP-led coalition government’s stand on protection of indigenous people of the state. Talking on the sideline of a …
  • Indigenous people hope peace process recognises their wishes 11 Aug 2017 01:02 Relief Web By Myo Pyae Thin Myanmar Indigenous People Network Central Executive Committee member Naw Ei Ei said at the International Indigenous People Day celebration that they hoped the peace process would recognise the wishes of grassroots indigenous people. “The …
  • The rights of indigenous peoples should be enshrined in the constitution 11 Aug 2017 00:56 Asia News Dhaka (AsiaNews) – Thousands of Bangladeshis from ethnic minorities yesterday marked International Day for Indigenous Peoples, demanding that their rights be recognised and included in the country's constitution. This year’s celebration was centred on …
  • The Indian Church reiterates its mission on behalf of indigenous rights and development 11 Aug 2017 00:56 Asia News Delhi (AsiaNews) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) and the CBCI Office for Tribal Affairs organised a conference to mark the 10th Vishwa Adivasi Diwas, International Day of Indigenous Peoples. The event focused on Sustainable Development …
  • Bold Eagle grad ceremony blends Canadian Forces, Indigenous traditions 11 Aug 2017 00:09 Edmonton Journal John Tootoosis performs a traditional First Nations dance at the graduation ceremony for the Canadian Forces' Bold Eagle program held at the 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton Detachment Wainwright near Wainwright on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. …
  • 'This is what solidarity looks like': Indigenous Peoples to lead Canada Pride 10 Aug 2017 23:56 Montreal Gazette Jack Saddleback applauds Canada Pride for its focus on Indigenous Peoples. Jack Saddleback / Postmedia News Montrealers gearing up for Canada Pride Montreal 2017 might notice a particular trend throughout the inaugural festivities and events. …
  • Letters to the Queen, Bombers help make learning fun for remote Indigenous kids 10 Aug 2017 23:54 ABC.net.au Posted August 11, 2017 07:00:00 When was the last time you wrote a letter, sealed it in an envelope and put it in the mail? For many of us, the ease and expediency of email has made letter writing a thing of the past. But in the remote Northern Territory …
  • Bomba Estéreo Honors Their Indigenous Roots 10 Aug 2017 22:19 AltWeeklies.com BOMBA ESTÉREO Traditions and reinventions. COURTESY OF ARTIST The past two years have been good to Bomba Estéreo, the electro-tropical Colombian band born from a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Simón Mejía and singer Liliana “Li” Saumet. In …
  • Save the indigenous people cry Valley needs protection 10 Aug 2017 22:15 E-Pao.net Save the indigenous people cry : Valley needs protection - The Sangai Express Editorial :: August 11 2017 - Save the indigenous people of the land. This slogan is central to the demands put forth by the KSA to bar non-locals from contesting elections in …
  • Remote Indigenous kids get surprise letter from Buckingham Palace 10 Aug 2017 22:04 ABC.net.au Posted August 11, 2017 07:00:00 When was the last time you wrote a letter, sealed it in an envelope and put it in the mail? For many of us, the ease and expediency of email has made letter writing a thing of the past. But in the remote Northern Territory …
  • Brad Wall: ‘Not enough progress’ on Indigenous issues 10 Aug 2017 20:20 CFSK
  • Bangladesh ethnic groups demand state recognition as ‘indigenous’ 10 Aug 2017 16:45 Bangladesh News
  • New Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibit remediates Indigenous images 10 Aug 2017 16:16 BCLocalNews.com Two new exhibits opened this week at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Remediating Curtis by Stephen Foster is an installation using video, sound and photo-montage to explore the treatment of indignity by turn-of-the century photographer and ethnographer …
  • Inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women has been a slow motion implosion 10 Aug 2017 15:54 Rabble When the draft terms of reference of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls were leaked to the media in the summer of 2016, many families, advocates, experts and communities were upset that there would be no …
  • Indigenous Yukoners cleaning up last remnants of residential school 10 Aug 2017 14:28 CHAK Members of the Carcross-Tagish First Nation are learning new job skills and cleaning up a site with many bad memories for the community. The Choutla Indian Residential School opened in 1911 on the shore of Nares Lake, at the base of Nares Mountain, a …
  • Ottawa officer paddles with children of deceased Indigenous artist he criticized online 10 Aug 2017 14:02 CTV News Ottawa’s 17th annual Flotilla for Friendship forged a new friendship between two unlikely parties, as a police officer made amends with the family of an Indigenous woman whose death he once criticized online. It was a touching scene on the shore of the …
  • Foundation gives $5m to UNSW for Grant King Indigenous scholarship 10 Aug 2017 14:02 4-traders Release date- 09082017 - UNSW Sydney has received a generous $5 million gift from the Origin Foundation, Origin Energy Limited's philanthropic arm, to assist Indigenous students to pursue a career in STEM fields Science, Technology, Engineering or …
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