Anika Baset speaks with Indigenous musicians Guy Ghouse and Gina Williams about the role of music and language in healing and strengthening Indigenous communities.
Sarah Yeung reviews the In Visible Ink symposium, in light of the role of museums as both sites of trauma and healing.
Kirli Saunders, founder of the Red Room Poetry’s Poetry in First Languages project, discusses the importance of First Nations language education and creative expression.
A new poem from children’s author, poet, educator and First Nations cultural consultant Kirli Saunders from her upcoming book Kindred.
Julia Lehm writes about the recent developments in South African Courts, which reiterate the right of local communities to consent to uses of their land. This has important implications for Australian mining companies, casting a spotlight on their use and abuse of human rights law.
Peter Rees chronicles the barriers broken down, and those still standing, in the life of Kamilaroi man Len Waters, Australia’s first Indigenous aviator.
I plucked a few blades of grass to throw in the air, the opposition team looked over in disgust. The rich scent of the earth wafted through my nostrils and rejuvenated my mind; the opinions and mockery that stained me washed away. ‘Go fuck off over into that bush, where you belong.’ There he stood, […]
This represents a profound difference to written languages, in that you could only learn an Aboriginal language by living in the lands and community, where and to whom the languages belongs. This nexus of language and culture is holistic, as every utterance defines individual and communal, spiritual and practical knowledge of place and law. It […]
Ten Australian artists present a joyful celebration of contemporary Indigenous life, culture, and humanity through their various art forms of choice at ACCA this month.
A visual arts research project examines the possibility of a national memorial to honour the Indigenous peoples of Australia, who endure suffering and violence in the colonial and decolonising states of Australia.
We are one, but we are many – yet, both here and around the world, the Australian identity is one far too limited by skin colour.
How can Australia help our neighbouring nations of the Pacific Islands build communities that are more resilient to climate change?