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Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis (January 29, 2020)

How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?


Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space
Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space (January 22, 2020)

An impressive lineup of artists and performers are taking part in the International Indigenous Music Summit, now in its second year.


YES! Magazine: Aboriginal knowledge can help with fire management
YES! Magazine: Aboriginal knowledge can help with fire management (January 14, 2020)

Cultural burning is proactive, while Western-style controlled burning, also called hazard reduction burning, is reactive.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Acting Native and surviving
Doug George-Kanentiio: Acting Native and surviving (January 7, 2020)

In Australia, that semi-arid land where the sun shines most of the year, the Black Serpent has come to rest.


Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music
Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music (January 7, 2020)

For Indigenous Peoples who have lived within their traditional territories for generations, music is a repository of ecological knowledge, with songs embedding ancestors’ knowledge, teachings and wisdom.


George Nicholas: Protecting Indigenous heritage around the world
George Nicholas: Protecting Indigenous heritage around the world (September 11, 2018)

We urgently need a set of practical guidelines for addressing and preventing heritage loss by Indigenous peoples.


Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it
Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it (August 10, 2018)

Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad.


Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering'
Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering' (July 13, 2018)

Law enforcement helped remove indigenous children from their homes and have contributed to high rates of indigenous imprisonment.


Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament (March 26, 2018)

A Lower Brule Sioux basketball player has been invited to play in Australia for the Down Under Sports 30th annual basketball tournament in July.


Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia
Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia (September 13, 2017)

The demand for recognition and a distinct Indigenous voice emerges from the historical denial of both in Australia, author Kenan Malik writes in The New York Times.


Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination
Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination (August 17, 2017)

How can aboriginal sovereignty—from ‘time immemorial’—coexist with British sovereignty created 200 years ago? Peter d'Errico asks the question on Indian Country Media Network.


Steven Newcomb: The Doctrine of Discovery is still alive and kicking
Steven Newcomb: The Doctrine of Discovery is still alive and kicking (March 20, 2017)

Side-stepping the issue of domination that resides within the Doctrine of Discovery.


DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors
DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (May 18, 2016)

A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.


Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia
Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia (May 18, 2016)

Fresh from a 500-mile relay run to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline construction across Lakota Territory, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal youth Joseph White Eyes headed for the Land Down Under to speak out against a mammoth coal mine that threatens Aboriginal land and water.


Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (May 10, 2016)

Canada was one of four governments -- a list that included the United States -- that voted against the declaration in September 2007.


Native Sun News: Young tribal runners invited to compete in Australia
Native Sun News: Young tribal runners invited to compete in Australia (February 12, 2016)

Three South Dakota tribal athletes may soon be running cross country in the land Down Under.


Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked
Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked (July 21, 2015)

The DNA was not found in other Native Americans so researchers believe it must have originated with a different group of ancestors.


Tim Giago: Indigenous people of Australia and America share path
Tim Giago: Indigenous people of Australia and America share path (September 8, 2014)

There is a colonization connection the indigenous people of Australia and America share.


Opinion: Leave room to thank Native culture and spirituality
Opinion: Leave room to thank Native culture and spirituality (November 27, 2013)

Writer suggests Americans take a lesson from Australians in always thanking indigenous people.


Young people in Aboriginal village develop their own language
Young people in Aboriginal village develop their own language (July 16, 2013)

Young people in an Aboriginal village in Australia have developed their own language, The New York Times reports.


Opinion: Aboriginals left behind in Australia's economic boom
Opinion: Aboriginals left behind in Australia's economic boom (May 1, 2013)

Columnist on the treatment of Aboriginal people in Australia: More than any other colonial society, Australia consigns its dirtiest secrets, past and present, to wilful ignorance or indifference. When I...


NYT  Blog: Photographs of  cloaks  from tribal cultures in Australia
NYT Blog: Photographs of cloaks from tribal cultures in Australia (June 6, 2012)

"She is backstage at the Sydney Opera House. She is going to perform. A young woman, a photographer, takes her picture. She wears a cloak made from possum pelts stitched...


Blog: Scientists learn more about indigenous views at panel
Blog: Scientists learn more about indigenous views at panel (March 23, 2012)

"In what may be a ‘clash of worldviews’ representatives from indigenous and local communities are holding a climate workshop with physicists, computer modellers and other climate scientists from the Intergovernmental...


Opinion: Aboriginals are Australia's forgotten war veterans
Opinion: Aboriginals are Australia's forgotten war veterans (April 18, 2011)

"As Anzac Day draws near, we prepare to celebrate the 102,000 Australian men and women who lost their lives in defence of their country. Anzac Day commemorations tend to neglect...