Indigenous recognition

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‘Dirty political games’: Suriname is selling its gold and timber – at the cost of tribal land rights
Communities such as the Saamaka are vocal in opposition to increased mining and logging – but has the country’s claim to fame as the most forested in the world already been fatally undermined?

Bram Ebus in Pokigron, Suriname

21, Feb, 2024 @11:39 AM

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I asked Lowitja O’Donoghue why she’d lived the life she had. She replied, ‘Because I loved my people’ | Stuart Rintoul
Like Aboriginal children the country over, she was raised to be a servant. She wanted more, declaring: ‘I decided that I wanted to be somebody

Stuart Rintoul

04, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Lowitja O’Donoghue, celebrated campaigner for Aboriginal Australians, dies aged 91
A member of the stolen generations, the Yankunytjatjara leader was only reunited with her mother through a chance meeting 30 years later

Josh Butler and Daisy Dumas

04, Feb, 2024 @3:07 AM

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Invasion Day 2024: a guide to protest marches and events across Australia on 26 January
People will be gathering at smoking ceremonies, concerts and protests in solidarity with First Nations people. Find a rally or event near you

Rafqa Touma

24, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Alex Miller: ‘I’d much rather be in Paul Keating’s club than Tony Abbott’s, thank you’
In a new collection of the author’s private letters and diaries, he lets loose on mental health, the Miles Franklin, and turning down an Australia Day honour. ‘I still wouldn’t accept one,’ he says now

Sian Cain

29, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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From Reservation Dogs to reggae rock: ‘We’re celebrating the amazing things Natives are doing right now’
From the bands amassing for Indigenous Peoples Day, to the success of TV shows such as Dark Winds, Native American representation in popular culture has never been stronger. But there’s still much to fight for

Edward Helmore

17, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Paul Keating says voice referendum was ‘wrong fight’ and has ‘ruined the game’ for a treaty
Exclusive: Former PM accuses John Howard and Tony Abbott of ‘outrageously and wilfully misinterpreting’ result in attempt to return to ‘great assimilation project’

Lenore Taylor

26, Oct, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Annastacia Palaszczuk reached out to Jacinta Allan over ‘demeaning’ Herald Sun cartoon
In interview with Guardian Australia, Queensland premier recalls similar cartoon of her when elected in 2015 and says ‘it’s not acceptable’

Eden Gillespie

26, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The need for truth-telling is more urgent than ever if we are to change hearts and minds for future referendums | Mark McKenna
How is it possible for Australians to understand the moral case for change if they don’t understand our country’s history?

Mark McKenna

26, Oct, 2023 @2:56 AM

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A no vote is no reason for corporate Australia to stay silent or back away from Indigenous issues | Laura Berry
The companies that stood up for a voice to parliament need to step up again – now more than ever

Laura Berry

25, Oct, 2023 @1:11 AM

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Labor senator condemns Israel’s military action in Gaza – as it happened
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Henry Belot and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

17, Oct, 2023 @7:48 AM

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Majority of voters want Labor to support Indigenous Australians but are split on how: Guardian Essential poll
Only a third of respondents support a treaty in the wake of Saturday’s failed referendum

Katharine Murphy

16, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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