Topic: torres-strait

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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 […]