Two Aboriginal men claim they were sexually abused during strip searches in youth detention

May 25 2021, ABC News: Two Aboriginal men allege they were sexually abused after being strip searched by workers in youth detention.

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Ceremony marks return of stolen Yolngu blood

May 28 2021, NITV: Two burial poles have been erected at the Australian National University to signify the return of over 200 blood samples to the Galiwin'ku people after half a century.

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Restoring Aboriginal place names key to recognising Indigenous histories

May 29 2021, The Guardian: Indigenous communities argue that renaming landscapes should not be limited to removing overtly racist colonial names.

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Politics & Governance

The Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum

May 27 2021, Children's Ground: This month we celebrated the anniversary of the historic 1967 Referendum. Learn more about it here.

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Calls for national Stolen Generations compensation

The Federal Government are being urged to adopt a national Stolen Generations compensation package that would see $200,000 provided to each Stolen Generations Member nationally.

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Federal budget wrap 2021-22: Lacklustre funding for Indigenous Australians

There were no significant measures announced in the new budget that are likely to make a difference for First Nations people.

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Arts & Culture

Sydney Opera House rocked by allegations of systemic racism

May 24 2021, ABC News: Chief executive Louise Herron has vowed to "root out" any systemic racism within the organisation after a group of staff came forward with a series of allegations.

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The Koori Mail turns 30

May 23 2021, BBC: Australia's only fully Indigenous-owned and managed newspaper is celebrating 30 years of First Nations news

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Garma festival cancelled over COVID fears

May 31 2021, ABC News: Australia's premier forum for the discussion of Indigenous affairs has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns for remote north-east Arnhem Land.

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Brooke Blurton Australia’s first Blak, queer Bachelorette

May 20 2021, NITV: Noongar Yamatji woman Brooke Blurton has been announced as Network 10’s next Australian Bachelorette.

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Explosives company will let workers refuse to blast if they fear damaging Indigenous heritage

June 2 2021, The Guardian: Dyno Nobel announcement comes days after a similar decision by competitor Orica and a year after Rio Tinto blew up Juukan Gorge

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Meeting with Traditional Owners condemns ongoing heritage threats

May 5 2021, NITV: For the first time ever a federal parliamentary committee has met with Yanyuwa, Mara, Garrawa and Gudanji Traditional Owners to discuss the expansion of the McArthur River mine.

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Expansion of Kimberley bush honey business offers hope

June 1 2021, ABC News: The next generation of Indigenous beekeepers are expanding their operations in the Kimberley.

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Health and Wellbeing

Aboriginal organisations join forces to create Partnership for Justice in Health

May 22 2021, NITV: A new organisation linking healthcare and the justice system has launched this week with a campaign to stamp out racism in both sectors.

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Yued Whadjuk woman Danielle Headland seeking to inspire future Indigenous health workers

May 28 2021, NITV: Headland is hoping to inspire Aboriginal children to get excited about STEM and set goals outside their comfort zone.

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Remote NT Aboriginal health clinics only open two days a week due to lack of medical staff

May 29 2021, ABC News: Aboriginal communities across Central Australia are concerned about a lack of emergency services and health care close to home.

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