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BlakLight: First Nations art takes over Art Gallery of WA

BlakLight: First Nations art takes over Art Gallery of WA

In a state gallery first, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art takes the entire stage at the Art Gallery of WA during BlakLight, a month-long program celebrating the diversity of First Nations art and culture. BlakLight will see every gallery space at AGWA dedicated to Australia’s most significant contemporary art form – showcasing the diversity […]

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Project seeks to better support First Nations LGBTQIA+ mental health

Project seeks to better support First Nations LGBTQIA+ mental health

Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) is a peer-led national research project, seeking to hear from the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ people with mental health, wellbeing and support. The groundbreaking project will focus on the lives of young people, using interviews and yarning groups and a national survey to lead into co-design with […]

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Queer storyteller Skye Lockyer among Miss NAIDOC 2021 finalists

Queer storyteller Skye Lockyer among Miss NAIDOC 2021 finalists

9 of Western Australia’s brightest First Nations women have been announced as finalists for Miss NAIDOC Perth 2021. Miss NAIDOC Perth is an annual 6-week leadership and empowerment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Celebrating a decade just last year, this grassroots program has helped over 100 young First Nations women strengthen their […]

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Study exposes effects of racism, social exclusion on Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people

Study exposes effects of racism, social exclusion on Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people

A groundbreaking study out of Edith Cowan University (ECU) has exposes the effects of racism, queerphobia and social exclusion on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LBGTIQ+ people. As part of the study, two reports published this week provide important insights and recommendations for the health, education and community services sectors to support […]

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Breaking The Silence: Indigenous LGBTIQ+ research launches Friday

Breaking The Silence: Indigenous LGBTIQ+ research launches Friday

A new research project focusing on the lives of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community is set to launch later this week. The Breaking The Silence project is led by Pro Vice Chancellor Equity and Indigenous and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin at Edith Cowan University and queer Noongar man, Professor Braden Hill. […]

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Breaking The Silence: Focus on WA’s First Nations LGBTQIA+ community

Breaking The Silence: Focus on WA’s First Nations LGBTQIA+ community

A new research project focusing on the lives of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community is set to launch next month. The Breaking The Silence project is led by Pro Vice Chancellor Equity and Indigenous and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin at Edith Cowan University and queer Noongar man, Professor Braden Hill. This […]

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WA government announces new funding for Aboriginal suicide prevention

WA government announces new funding for Aboriginal suicide prevention

The McGowan Government has announced they will inject nearly $10 million towards developing and implementing a region-by-region approach to Aboriginal suicide prevention in Western Australia. The regional plans will prioritise Aboriginal-led and locally endorsed initiatives that accommodate a culturally informed social and emotional wellbeing approach to suicide prevention. This includes the principles: nothing for Aboriginal […]

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ACON to host online Yarning Circle for First Nations LGBTIQ+ people

ACON to host online Yarning Circle for First Nations LGBTIQ+ people

NSW LGBTIQ+ health and support organisation ACON are hosting a series of online sessions aiming to connect LGBTIQ+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ACON is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify as LGBTIQ+ to join the conversation, and take part in a series of sessions that provide tools for taking care […]

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National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

This week is National Reconciliation Week, a time to celebrate the culture of First Nations people and explore Australia’s shared histories, cultures and achievements. 2020 marks two decades since the groundbreaking reconciliation walks of 2000, with 250,000 indigenous folks and allies coming together at bridges across the country to call for greater recognition and equality […]

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Bibliophile | Tjanara Goreng Goreng is A Long Way From No Go

A Long Way From No Go by Tjanara Goreng Goreng Wild Dingo Press Christened Patricia Mary Williams, Tjanara spent her first years at No Go cattle station before moving into the town of Longreach in central western Queensland. She remembers that her family as being “impeccable Catholics” with a house so spotless that nobody could […]

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