An internationally recognised US poet who is visiting Australia to make a documentary about endangered languages has described the Aboriginal kinship system as being so complex it is the equivalent of mainstream scientific theories.
American beat poet Bob Holman who has spent four decades working as an author, editor, publisher and University Professor told CAAMA Radio that Aborignal culture has been able to create something which is unique.
A veteran Central Australian community care worker has urged both Government and non Government agencies to allow her people to parent their own children… and not made to become dependent on others.
Christine Palmer an Arrente, Katyete grandmother who has worked across a broad range of family services says she has observed over many years that her people are not always given the opportunity to be responsible parents.
The Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs says Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Indigenous Advisory Council is looking at measures to get more Aboriginal kids to attend school and ensure that those receiving a Centrelink unemployment benefit can get into meaningful employment.
The winner of the country’s most prestigious photographic art award says more needs to be done to help Aboriginal people living in remote communities play a bigger role within the mainstream media sector.
John Janson Moore winner of the 2013 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize returned to the remote Territory community of Nyrripi in 2012 after a 15 year absence. He says little had changed in the community, despite the surge of interest in video and television production when he was living in the community.
Professor Alison Bashford a co-editor of a new and comprehensive book on Australian history, has rejected those critics who are trying to diminish its content as more of the “black armband” version of the country’s past.
The Cambridge History of Australia, the first comprehensive and authoritative discussion of our past, includes Aboriginal perspectives of the interconnection between them and visitors to their country.
A veteran Aboriginal health researcher says that there is a lack of programs available for young people in communities and that remote area clinicians need to be testing those that are sexually active at every opportunity.
Alice Springs based sexual health researcher Dr James Ward, Head of Baker IDI NT will present new statitics in HIV infections in the Aboriginal and Islander community at the 2013 Australasian HIV and Aids Sexual Health Conference.
A respected Central Australian Warlpiri Elder says recent mainstream media coverage about extreme cases of poor governance in Aboriginal organisations, highlights the breakdown of the role that elders once, but no longer play in their communities.
Rex Japananka Granites says during his time in communities there were always council meetings to discuss with tribal elders what went on and who came into their community. This responsibility, he says, no longer exists.