Mabo Day

Photo: Mike Coghan, Two Nations Australia – June 3 is Mabo Day which marks the anniversary of the landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius. The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. It celebrates and pays tribute to …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

NAIDOC

Lingo Card NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC (the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. 2019 dates: July 7-14 NAIDOC 2019 Key Links naidoc.org.au NAIDOC History …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Features Native Title Australia Aboriginal Music Welcome to Country Travel Guide NAIDOC Week 2018 Twitter @Songlines_au @caama @congressmob @natIndigRadio @RhiannaPatrick @indigenous_gov @YothuYindiFound @guurrbi @LukeLPearson @IndigenousX @IndigenousOz @farmer_kylie @theNCIE @NITV @NITVNews @_AboriginalEng @OPVCIL_CDU @IndigenousSW1 The Genius of Australian Indigenous Languages …

Australia Aboriginal Music

Poster Making us curious about Indigenous music from around the world and from Aboriginal Australia in particular. Recent thread from @IndigenousX (Claire Coleman @clairegcoleman) I've had an idea. I know more than many about Indigenous Music, Pop, rock, reggae, country, "classical". Of all my interests it is the only one I don't write on. In …

Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

From the archives: 2012 Ecotourism Australia release Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they be …

Nyungar

Indigenous Peoples Also spelled Nyoongar, Noongar Videos Recommended Listening Word for Word #23 Noongar: The pulse of language – In Indigenous cultures, traditional languages are bound up with family, history and place. In this episode, we meet three Noongar people – Miles Franklin-winning novelist Kim Scott; music historian Clint Bracknell; and performer and director Kylie …

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Photo: State Library of New South Wales The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a semi-permanent assemblage where residing activists claim to represent the political rights of Aboriginal Australians. It is made up of signs and tents on the lawn opposite Old Parliament House in Canberra, the Australian capital. It is not considered an official embassy by …

Kokatha

Indigenous Peoples The Kokatha are the traditional owners of large section of the land in the north of South Australia. This includes the land surrounding the worlds largest mine BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam Project located at Roxby Downs. Headlines Kokatha people’s native title win a ‘long journey’ Elsewhere on the Web https://www.kokatha.com.au http://gavinwanganeenart.com.au Recommended Listening …

Indigenous

Buzzwords Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. Each group of Indigenous people are unique, some following similar …