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First-Nations Led Schools Improve Education Outcomes, project finds

New research finds Community-controlled, First Nations schools support self-determination and improve education outcomes, and overall well-being for Indigenous young people.  Many First Nations-led schools were established in the ’70s and ’80s, following a long history of insufficient, government-mandated education, forced attendance and exclusion.  In line with the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, …

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More to be Done to Close Digital Divide in First Nations Communities

The digital divide in First Nations communities continues to be cause for concern despite the Federal Government’s Target 17 commitment to close the gap by 2026.  The First Nations Digital Advisory Group was established to address the issue and is working with a variety of different organisations and agencies, as well as the Federal Ministry …

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QUT to establish Australia’s first Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultures

Queensland University of Technology has announced the establishment of a Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultures, the first of its kind in Australia. Set to launch in 2024, the new Faculty aims to expand current Indigenous Australian research, education and engagement via new initiatives and supplementary programs across multiple university disciplines.   Image: Image Credit: …

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Ancient Indigenous Food Practices to Help Shape Future

A new research project from the University of Queensland is exploring ancient Indigenous food production systems to support a more sustainable food future. The project, called Testing the Dark Emu hypothesis, combines Indigenous knowledge with scientific research across multiple disciplines, aiming to develop a new understanding of First Nations cultural practices.   Image: Image: Michael …

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Online Misinformation on Indigenous Voice to Parliament Worsening

Misinformation regarding the Indigenous Voice to Parliament has been spreading online. Due to a lack of internet literacy and difficulty accessing the internet in remote Indigenous communities, confusion regarding the contents, effects and context of the proposed change to the Australian Constitution has been spreading. As messaging regarding the Indigenous Voice to Parliament continues to …

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A second Stolen Generation?

This week, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, told the ABC there should not be rules to return children in foster care to their kin. Experts are concerned with the newly-appointed Minister’s comments, saying this will make things worse in Aboriginal communities. In the Northern Territory for instance, 81 per cent of children …

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