Ancient human figures painted in red on a rock shelter in northern Australia (Source: Google Art Project, Griffith University).
For the first couple of centuries of European occupation of Australia the history of its Indigenous people, as written by white fellas, drew heavily on adjectives like ‘primitive’. As both a white fella…
Ranger Ray Nadjamerrek demonstrates early dry season burning techniques in West Arnhem Land, Australia.
Warddeken Land Management.
Wildfire makes up about 4% of the greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere each year.
Harvesting rooibos in South Africa’s Suid Bokkeveld.
Good models have been developed to ensure benefit sharing in the biodiversity business. But major challenges prevent developing countries from translating this into social justice.
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?
Think Arctic, think stranded polar bears? There's more to it than that.
Now becoming a saint…
The canonization of an 18th century Spanish priest is causing controversy given the suffering of Native Americans in California's missions. But there's a bigger issue at stake here for the church.
Clouds of sulphur dioxide being emitted from the gigantic waste rock pile at McArthur River Mine 2014.
David Morris EDONT
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.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
Adam Goodes' actions – from his celebratory dance to his decision to temporarily withdraw from the AFL – epitomise the concept of male Indigenous dignity.
Senator David Leyonhjelm has said he is not taking sides in the debate, saying only that anthropologists disagree.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has said that Aboriginal people may not be the first occupants of Australia. What does the research say?
If a way ahead on constitutional recognition is to be forged, it must be through political leadership and genuine public consultation.
The parliamentary committee's report highlights the deep division between those who want to advance Indigenous recognition through minimal constitutional change and those who seek more substantive reform.
Bush tucker is part of the connectedness with the land and each other that nourishes body and soul in Indigenous communities.
In Indigenous communities beset by tragedy and social problems, the connection to each other and to the land remains a powerful source of shared contentment and happiness.
American troops invade Tinian island, 1944.
As the US plans to create a "simulated war zone" in the Pacific, the islanders it will affect are pushing back. What are their chances?
The Northern Territory’s ‘paperless arrest’ powers are at odds with recommendations by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Northern Territory police powers to make 'paperless arrests' are completely contrary to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and now the inevitable has happened.
While plans to close ‘unsustainable remote communities’ have triggered recent protests, at the heart of the issue is the nature of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Decisions being made from on high about the fate of remote Indigenous communities are symptomatic of a continuing imbalance in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Aboriginal people alleviate food insecurity by going crabbing or fishing on traditional lands.
Food is often the first thing to go when there is not enough money to pay the bills.
Giving constitutional status to an Indigenous advisory body would give Indigenous Australians a say about laws that directly affect them.
Proposals for constitutional recognition of Indigenous people are gaining momentum but also raising legal concerns. Here is a form of words to create an advisory council that overcomes those concerns.
Films such as Avatar idealise indigenous people as Noble Savages, enjoying simple and uncorrupted lifestyles until contact with colonisers.
In a recent study, of the 53 films watched that had at least one anthropologist as a character, just under half belonged to the horror genre. Why should that be the case? And how were indigenous peoples in those films portrayed?
Pukara, Roy Underwood, Lennard Walker, Simon Hogan and Ian Rictor, Acrylic on canvas, Western Australia, 2013.
© the artists, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project
The exhibition inevitably raises the ugly head of the Elgin Marbles – but all this noise drowns out the quiet activism of the show itself.
Legend tells that huge hollow boabs were used as prisons in north west Australia.
Genetics and linguistics show Aboriginal people spread iconic boab trees around north west Australia.