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Treading lightly and with respect

Cindy Mitchell, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  Cindy Mitchell shares some thoughts on Indigenous social enterprise, and her belief that our social enterprise movement grows stronger when we are willing to hold a mirror to it and

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A different way of healing

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  As the director of Dardi Munwurro, Alan Thorpe is helping Aboriginal men to heal from the wounds of intergenerational trauma, and regain a sense of self and community. He’s this week’s

Bridging the disability information gap for remote Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th June 2020 -  A new app hopes to support Indigenous people struggling to access disability services  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be given help engaging with the National

Doco of the month: In My Blood It Runs

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  In My Blood It Runs is a moving portrayal of what it is like as an Aboriginal child growing up in Australia today. Director Maya Newell talks to Wendy Williams about why it was a story that

Why big little brush?

Contributor, Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 -  It’s easy to take for granted the resources we have at our disposal, but having access to health and hygiene resources can lead to better outcomes for entire communities, writes social

Indigenous Australians want input into the new Closing the Gap approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  The government is working on a new national agreement More than 90 per cent of Indigenous Australians believe it is important to develop formal partnerships between government and

‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds

Emoji update brings ‘more diversity to the keyboard’

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Apple has unveiled several new disability-themed emojis as part of a plan to help fill “a significant gap in the emoji keyboard”. The tech giant previewed the designs – which will be

Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Contributor, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but as we celebrate NAIDOC Week, it’s clear there is still a long and uncomfortable way to go, writes Jacynta Krakouer from the

‘Have you been feeling your spirit was sad?’ Culture is key when assessing Indigenous Australians’ mental health

Contributor, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, write Maree Hackett and Geoffrey Spurling,

Move over Jemima, there’s a new toy on Play School

Luke Michael, Saturday, 29th June 2019 -  There’s a bear in there and a chair as well, but now Play School is set to welcome a new cast member: an Indigenous doll named Kiya.   The doll will be introduced on the iconic children’s

‘If you’re not there for the cause, you need to get out of the way’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  When it comes to First Nations justice the progressive movement needs to decide if it wants to be part of the problem or part of the solution, according to Indigenous leaders. Speaking
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