Topic: indigenous

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    March 23, 2015 From little things, big things grow

    Fifty years ago, a small group of students from the University of Sydney, led by Charlie Perkins, embarked upon what became known as the Freedom Rides. What followed became one of the most significant moments in the history of civil rights for Indigenous Australians. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Rides, last Friday […]

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    January 21, 2015 Teaching all of Australia’s history

    After twelve years of living in Australia, my family finally decided to make the journey to Uluru that many other Australians carry out each year. I can still remember sitting on the aeroplane watching in awe as the city and greenery melted away into this amazing expanse of red dust freckled with the occasional robust […]

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    November 27, 2014 Benson Saulo: On his way to the top

    At the age of 26, Benson Saulo’s résumé already reads like that of somebody at the end of a distinguished career in public service. In 2011 he became the Australian Youth Ambassador to the United Nations. In 2012 he founded the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA). He is the current youth Representative to the […]

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]

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    November 20, 2014 “But I can read the hell out of a book”

    A couple of weeks ago, 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students from all over Australia departed for the 2014 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour – an awesome, all-expenses-paid trip to some of the best universities in the world: Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Cambridge and Oxford. A* was lucky enough to be […]