June is going to be a monumental month for Marlene Cummins. It sees both the release of the Rachel Perkins’ directed documentary Black Panther Woman, and her debut album.
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In a recent poll the majority of Australians voted in favour of constitutional change to recognise Indigenous people as Australia’s first
Steven Brown recently presented a paper to the United Nations in New York. He was one of seven Indigenous people to address the forum.
Three Indigenous leaders are travelling to Canada with Governor-General Quentin Bryce for international discussions on Indigenous economic development and education. Professor Megan Davis, Tony Wurramarrba and Jack Manning Bancroft were chosen to be part of the delegation to Canada because of their diverse and extensive experience dealing with Indigenous policy issues. Canada faces many of […]
Professor Marcia Langton was on hand at the 18th Deadlys to present Percy Neal with the Deadly for Achievement in Leadership award that carries her name. Speaking before the presentation, Marcia, who is one of the nation’s most respected and outspoken Aboriginal scholars and thinkers said she was thrilled to attend The Deadlys and applauded […]
A young Aboriginal man from Moree seems destined for a career in public life, after winning this year’s NSW Pride of Australia Young Leader Medal in August. But Mitchell Dahlstrom is not resting on his laurels – he’s off to Canberra to learn about how the Government works – as part of an Indigenous Australian […]
Michael Anderson is an Aboriginal activist with a long career of defending people’s rights. From 1969 he was a leader in the Australian Black Power movement and was appointed by his peers as the first Aboriginal ambassador to white Australia after he and three comrades (BERTIE WILLIAMS, Billy Craigie AND Tony Coorey) established the Aboriginal Tent […]
There are many sources of inspiration for Australia’s first Aboriginal Member of the House of Representatives, Ken Wyatt. He is quick to recall the courage of Indigenous leader and Senator Charlie Perkins; the pride he feels in his culture and a childhood teacher that told him he could ‘achieve anything he wanted’. The experiences of […]
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd officially launched the National Indigenous Centre of Excellence this morning in front of community members and a who’s who of Indigenous sporting legends. New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally and Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin were also on hand for the opening of the centre, built on the grounds of […]
Former ATSIC chief executive Mick Gooda was last year named as Tom Calmas’ predecessor as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. A descendant of the Gangulu people of central Queensland, his career included lengthy service to the now defunct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, as its WA state manager and later […]
One year on, schools acknowledge the apology to the Stolen Generations One small word changed the course of the nation. One year on, there is still much to be done in terms of reparation to the Stolen Generations and in addressing the social and economic inequities of Indigenous Australians. The power of Prime Minister Kevin […]
Aden Ridgeway and Warren Mundine have both been national political party leaders, an important step towards electing our first Indigenous Australian Prime Minister. You don’t just get a black US President out of nowhere. Barack Obama’s victory was possible because of the many African American leaders who paved the way for him. When we finally […]
More leaders moving forward in all walks of life is the way to go. NSW Minister for Community Services Linda Burney thinks an Aboriginal Prime Minister is still a long way into the future. An Aboriginal President of an Australian republic though is another matter. “I think we will have a republic in the next […]
The Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis, is urging young people to ensure they are enrolled to vote as part of the Australian Electoral Commission’s national Enrol to Vote Week. http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/enrol_to_vote_week.htm National Enrol to Vote Week runs from July 28 to August 3. This year’s event highlights the importance of enrolment outside of federal election years, […]
Deadly Vibe Issue 89, July 2004 Marion makes a difference Marion Scrymgour made political history as the first Indigenous woman to be appointed as a government minister in Australia. In December last year, Marion was sworn in as the Minister for Family and Community Services, Environment and Heritage, as well as the Minister Assisting the […]
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