2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 25th September 2013 Cathy Freeman with her gold medal after winning the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Source: Herald Sun On this day in 2000, Cathy Freeman made sporting history with her gold medal win in the Women’s 400m Sprint at the Sydney Olympics [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeXpoRIvDPw]

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In The Media – Aboriginal advocates warn of youth suicide spike

By Jade Macmillan and Jessica Strutt Updated Tue May 21, 2013 9:44pm AEST View the video here – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-21/crisis-meeting-held-over-aborginal-youth-suicide/4704700 More than 100 people including Indigenous leaders and government representatives attended a crisis meeting to discuss a spike in Aboriginal youth suicides. Aboriginal leaders have described the alarming number of suicides, including children as young as […]

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In The Media – Too Afraid to Cry

My life as a stolen child, by Ali Cobby Eckermann by: Sunday Style magazine From: news.com.au May 19, 2013 12:00AM Ali Cobby Eckermann was 34 when she met her birth mother and found a new life.  Source: Supplied  IT’S been a long journey home for Ali Cobby Eckermann, who was 34 when she met her […]

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In The Media – Aboriginal Art and Australia

Australian Aboriginal Art is much sought after internationally, but Australians overall and Aborigines themselves benefit little from it. By John August Gordon Syron is an Aboriginal artist who understands the market better than most, having run an art gallery in conjunction with his partner Elaine. It’s a closed shop – particularly for Aborigines. Gordon : […]

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? Question of the Day ?

How do you all think we can stamp out Lateral Violence and replace it with Lateral Love in our Families and Communities? Comments appreciated! Spirit of Uluru

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? Question of the Day ?

How many of us have experienced people we know or love behaving badly towards us recently? Frequent manifestations of lateral violence include: • nonverbal innuendo (raising eyebrows, face-making), • bullying, • verbal affront (overt/covert, snide remarks, lack of openness, abrupt responses, gossiping), • shaming, • undermining activities (turning away, not being available, social exclusion), • […]

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In The Media – Ipswich speedster focused on Oceania gold

Ipswich speedster focused on Oceania gold David Lems 5th Apr 2013 3:00 AM IPSWICH’S most promising runner Larissa Chambers has never taken a backward step. She’s talented, ambitious, positive and rich in personality. Those qualities are why the Aboriginal achiever regularly wins medals at state, national and international level. However, with another club athletics season […]

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? Question of the Day ?

Rejecting Confirmation of Aboriginality for our young people – How many suicides have occurred due to this type of lateral violence? How many more must we endure before this shameful practice ceases? Spirit of Uluru

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? Question of the Day ?

What is Self Determination? and what does it really mean for an individual or organisation when they claim to support ‘self determination’? Spirit of Uluru

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