Indigenous activists confront Queensland politician Peter Wellington in 2015.
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Can Australia achieve fair and open decision-making and a just and sustainable energy transition when big coal players are involved?
The Tent Embassy in Canberra has for decades been symbolic of the tensions in Australian cities about recognition, reconciliation and land justice.
Imagine if we did urban development in a way that honours Indigenous histories, knowledge and relationships with those places.
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With the economy in its worst slump for decades, environmental protection may be on the chopping block.
Gurindji ranger Ursula Chubb pays her respects to ancestors killed in the early 1900s at Blackfella Creek, where children were tied with wire and dragged by horses, and adults were shot as they fled. They were buried under rocks where they fell.
Brenda L Croft, from Yijarni
The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made history 50 years ago by standing up for their rights to land and better pay. But a new book reveals the deeper story behind the Wave Hill Walk-Off.
Teenagers in the Northern Territory.
A history of displacement and disconnection is still reverberating for Australia's Indigenous people – and tackling the fall out means looking at the whole picture.
Protest sign at the Muskrat Falls site, June 12.
The 'Muskrat Falls' hydroelectric project is being built in anticipation of the Innu voting away ownership of their own land.
Native Americans have struggled for recognition of the violence done to them through colonisation and the persistent harms of settler colonialism.
Despite significant shortcomings in the negotiation, content and honouring of treaties, they continue to define the nature of the relationship between most Native Americans and the United States.
Mining is the biggest activity on Cape York - but is it the best way to use the land?
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Cape York's ecosystems are worth as much as the Queensland economy.
There are some simple principles that would strengthen Aboriginal heritage protection.
Monkey Mia, Shark Bay in Western Australia. Grant Matthews
Aboriginal heritage has had significant protections removed in Western Australia. Following principles of respect and consultation would be a huge step forward for Aboriginal cultural management.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde presents a blanket to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly.
Canadians are watching their new government tackle unprecedented reform in Indigenous affairs.
Is Malcolm Turnbull’s rhetoric substantive, or will we just see the continuation of old habits?
Polls are revealing the vast popularity of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but is his rhetoric of reform simply a matter of appearance, or a sign of substantial change in Australian policy?
Police often don’t recognise that someone has an intellectual disability or brain injury due to a lack of training in this area, researchers have heard.
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Police have become the default frontline response to Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities, setting this group up for a lifetime of 'management' by the criminal justice system.
Indigenous students who have experienced racism don’t do as well at school.
Previous research showed that school attendance by Indigenous students is negatively affected by racism towards them. In further research we have found wider school outcomes are also negatively affected.
Clouds of sulphur dioxide being emitted from the gigantic waste rock pile at McArthur River Mine 2014.
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As the Australian Government pushes ahead with its Northern Development agenda “making it easier to use natural assets”, it’s important to ask how this may affect the Indigenous peoples in whose territories development will occur.
At last: people rescued from the Shining Path.
After decades held by Peru's Maoist guerilla rebels, a clutch of indigenous hostages face a whole other attack on their way of life.
Adam Goodes continues to demonstrate through dignity and presence of mind, that he is an empowered Aboriginal man.
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Adam Goodes' actions – from his celebratory dance to his decision to temporarily withdraw from the AFL – epitomise the concept of male Indigenous dignity.
This nation has a history that extends well beyond the past 227 years.
If there is ever a day that I don’t feel Australian, it would be on Australia Day. My mother is a fifth-generation Australian of English and Irish heritage and my father is Munanjahli and an Australian-born…
Not only is Indigenous history not a big enough focus of the national curriculum, what features isn’t academically rigorous.
The soon-to-be-released review of the Australian Curriculum was outlined by Education Minister Christopher Pyne as intended to address “fair criticism” that the curriculum was overly focused on “the way…