We must return all our landmarks to their Indigenous names | Jack Latimore | Opinion

The decision to scrap the European monikers of two mountains in central Queensland and return their titles to traditional Aboriginal names should be the impetus for extensive change in the way contemporary Australia identifies its landforms and places. But why settle there? The nation’s man-made markers should all be given …

International friendship may spark new fusion artform, blending Indigenous and Indian culture

International friendship may spark new fusion artform, blending Indigenous and Indian culture

Posted May 13, 2018 15:15:34 Photo: Britt Guy and Raju Rathi first met in Pushkar, India in 2016. (ABC News: Emilie Gramenz) A small art space in the heart of Darwin fills with soft thudding, as enthusiastic amateurs use simple paints and carved wooden blocks to hand-print in a traditional …

How two unlikely South Americans transformed an Indigenous art centre – RN

How two unlikely South Americans transformed an Indigenous art centre – RN

Updated May 13, 2018 08:11:08 Photo: Cecilia Alfonso and Gloria Morales manage the Warlukurlangu Art Centre in the Northern Territory. (Supplied: Warlukurlangu Art Centre) Related Story: How storytelling helped five stranded Aboriginal women survive in the outback Related Story: Why the APY Lands dominate the Australian art scene Warning: this …

High-school sports mentoring program kicks goals for Indigenous students

High-school sports mentoring program kicks goals for Indigenous students

Posted May 13, 2018 13:34:07 Photo: Port Adelaide players give a talk to school students in Mount Gambier. (ABC South East SA: Thea Halpin) High school students in South Australia’s south–east are proving football has a place in the classroom. Teenager Denzel Wilson has always wished he had more opportunities …

Indigenous flag designer says idea to police the authenticity of Aboriginal art is ‘repugnant’

Indigenous flag designer says idea to police the authenticity of Aboriginal art is ‘repugnant’

Posted May 13, 2018 08:18:51 Photo: Harold Thomas says the idea to police the authenticity of Indigenous art is fraught with problems. (ABC News: Nick Hose) The designer of the Aboriginal flag has lambasted an idea to police the authenticity of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander art, believing it to …

Blackfella Beef brand concept has potential to unite Indigenous cattle producers

Blackfella Beef brand concept has potential to unite Indigenous cattle producers

Posted May 13, 2018 06:02:12 Photo: Jonathan Malone and Kelvin Dunrobin launch Blackfella Beef with Stairmaster the champion Senepol bull. (ABC Capricornia: Inga Stünzner) For Kelvin Dunrobin, Blackfella Beef is almost like coming full circle. He is one of the brains behind a brand concept that seeks to unite Indigenous …

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Updated May 05, 2018 10:56:44 Photo: The Commissioner of Correctional Services Mark Payne and a performing prison inmate. (ABC News: Shahni Wellington) Aboriginal elders are hoping the rest of the country will soon take note of the benefits that come from their visits to Indigenous prison inmates. Marius (Pirrawayingi) Puruntatameri, …

‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family

‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family

Posted May 05, 2018 08:03:45 Photo: Pacific Islander labourers were forced to return to their home islands starting in 1906. (State Library of Queensland, file) A small group of men from Vanuatu with Aboriginal ancestry have travelled to Australia on a mission to reconnect with their long lost family, and …

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Photo: Refugees said taking part in the traditional ceremony helped give them a sense of belonging. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Dozens of refugees in Victoria’s south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from …

More than 200 Indigenous women in business meet for Australian-first conference

More than 200 Indigenous women in business meet for Australian-first conference

Updated May 03, 2018 08:48:26 Photo: Indigenous artist and business woman Ella Bancroft is seeking a mentor to help combine business with culture (Supplied: Yhi Creations) Related Story: Indigenous women stage Canberra sit-in to put focus on family violence Related Story: Record $2.1m sale of Indigenous woman’s artwork highlights gender …