Traditional burial rites are currently under threat for Aboriginal peoples in the Northern Territory. The 2019 Burial and Cremation Bill is currently before the NT Parliament and if passed, would criminalise anyone who performs traditional burials outside a cemetery and without bureaucratic approval.
As Brooke Prentis travels to the sacred place that is Uluru, she calls us to walk softly, gently and slowly on these lands as we listen to the Creator's story.
Today is National Wattle Day! National Wattle Day has been celebrated across Australia on 1 September since 1992. To celebrate National Wattle Day we hear from Allison Dawn Waterhouse.
This NAIDOC Week, we urge the Commonwealth Government and each member of Federal Parliament to take action towards Truth, Treaties and Voice. Sign the petition to show your support!
As we move from Refugee Week to NAIDOC week, it’s fitting that we listen to Academics Mark Brett and Naomi Wolfe as they explore the roles of guest and host in the Australian context. This piece is an edited excerpt from a NAIITS Conference paper. The full paper will be published in the NAIITS Journal later in the year.
Thank you for journeying with us this #NRW19 as we explored Reconciliation as Truth and Action. Let's keep walking together into NAIDOC Week.
On day 7 of National Reconciliation week, we shed light on the truth of Stolen Wages. Byron Smith encourages us to 'acknowledge the realities of systemic theft and fraud committed against our first peoples.' Brooke Prentis leads us in a powerful prayer of lament. #NRW19 #GroundedInTruth
On Day 6 of Reconciliation Week, we are confronting the blindness in our nation surrounding Aboriginal massacres. Florence Hydon is co-chair of the Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group. She shares with us the Group's journey of learning the hidden truths of massacres and land theft in their region, and of advocating for truth telling and justice. We feature Safina Stewart's painting titled 'McMillan'.
This Reconciliation Week, Mariela Powell Thomas has written a powerful reflection about the horrific reality of Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and Anne Annear leads us in prayer.
We encourage you this National Reconciliation Week to use this template letter to send/email the Minister for Health in your state, encouraging them to take action on Closing the Gap.