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Screen Australia announce return of First Nations Creators program

Screen Australia announce return of First Nations Creators program

Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and Meta Australia have announced the return of the First Nations Creators Program for Instagram. For the second year in a row the First Nations Creators Program will continue to foster First Nations talent, amplify their voices online and help create long term career prospects in social media and digital […]

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Uncle Jack Charles was allegedly asked to prove he is Indigenous

Uncle Jack Charles was allegedly asked to prove he is Indigenous

Uncle Jack Charles is an award wining actor, musician and activist, and one of the most recognisable Indigenous Australians. The living legend has shared that he was shocked when he allegedly received a call from a staffer at the Stolen Generations Advisory Committee asking him if he would be able to prove his Aboriginality. The […]

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The road to Reconciliation: May 26 is National Sorry Day

The road to Reconciliation: May 26 is National Sorry Day

May 26 marks National Sorry Day, remembering and acknowledging the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people forcibly removed from their communities. The day was first held in 1998, one year after the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament – the result of a government inquiry past policies which led to what is […]

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Review | ‘Ablaze’ spectacularly restores First Nations stories

Review | ‘Ablaze’ spectacularly restores First Nations stories

Ablaze | Dir: Alec Morgan and Tiriki Onus | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Tiriki Onus’s grandfather had died before he was born but he found a suitcase full of photos that William Bill Onus had had taken with his Brownie Box Camera in the 1930s and 1940s. One photo was of three young Aboriginals, painted in traditional […]

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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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‘Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia’ to open at AGWA

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts are excited to announce the expansive touring exhibition Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia, opening on Thursday 9 December 2021 at The Art Gallery of Western Australia. Drawn from the renowned collections of the National Gallery and The Wesfarmers Collection of […]

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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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Live Work Pose! Queer talent support Indigenous orgs with benefit ball

Live Work Pose! Queer talent support Indigenous orgs with benefit ball

A collection of incredible local BIPOC and queer talent are coming together to raise funds for two Indigenous community organisations with a benefit ball next weekend. The Live Work Pose Benefit Ball, fronted by local drag star Serenity Saint Laurent, is coming to Connections Nightclub on Saturday 19th June, with 100% of door sales going […]

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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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