Makarrata

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Looking for a 2017 Word of the Year? One of our nominees: Makarrata, the coming together after a struggle. It was the central theme at the 2017 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land. HeadlinesWhat is a Makarrata?Constitutional reform rejected by Uluru forum, we’ll pursue Makarrata – SBSindigenous-makarrata-topic-of-discussionits-been-a-long-painful-journey-to-unity-at-uluru-lets-not-waste-this-opportunity QandA On the panel: …

Australia Aboriginal Music

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Aboriginal and Indigenous musicians: Archie RoachArchie Roach, Aboriginal musician, songwriter and artist, dead at 66 after ‘a remarkable life’ archieroach.com.au – FacebookWikipedia Embedded Tweets Making us curious about Indigenous music from around the world and from Aboriginal Australia in particular. Recent thread from @IndigenousX (Claire Coleman @clairegcoleman): I’ve had an idea. …

Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures, languages, and peoples in Australia

Photo: Ron Mader, Tribal Warrior (Some rights reserved) Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century …

Mabo Day

Photo: Mike Coghan, Two Nations (Some rights reserved) Australia – June 3 is Mabo Day which marks the anniversary of the landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius. The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. It celebrates and …

NAIDOC

Logo NAIDOC (the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. Events across the country celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2022 celebrations will be held July 3-10. Theme: Get Up! Stand Up! Show …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag What would Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia like others know about their cultures and concerns? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMungo Man, Mungo Lady buried despite traditional owners’ legal challenge – ABC National Indigenous TelevisionIndigenous free to air television to be launched at UluruThe National Indigenous Television channel will begin …

Kimberley National Park

Photo: John Benwell, Aboriginal Rock Art created by the Wunambal people at Wary Bay, Bigge Island (Some rights reserved) Western Australia – The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Remote and rugged, the sandstone landscape is spectacular with ancient gorges, pristine beaches and wide horizons. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/D48H6Mx3i6XvFwrM9 Fitzroy CrossingFitzroy Crossing straddles …

Nyungar = Noongar

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Noongar (also spelt Noongah, Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, Nyugah, Yunga) are Aboriginal Australian peoples who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. Recommended Listening Word for Word #23 Noongar: The pulse of language – In Indigenous cultures, traditional …

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Poster Darwin, Northern Territory – The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair – daaf.com.au – provides opportunities to purchase artwork directly from 60+ Indigenous owned community art centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting program of traditional dance, workshops, film, fashion and music. The fair is held on Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre. 2022 dates: …

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Photo: State Library of New South Wales (Some rights reserved) The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a semi-permanent assemblage where residing activists claim to represent the political rights of Aboriginal Australians. It is made up of signs and tents on the lawn opposite Old Parliament House in Canberra, the Australian capital. It is not considered an …