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What colonialism has perpetrated and the activists fighting back
By tigtog on July 7, 2010
The artwork depicts an Aboriginal mother who is an ‘unsung hero’ leading her children through example, showing that actions can speak louder than words.
By Lauredhel on January 23, 2010
Via baby_elvis, this ice-dancing routine. From the news: Russian world ice-skating champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin have danced around the controversy surrounding their Aboriginal-themed routine, insisting they will still use it at the Winter Olympics. Aboriginal elders say the pair’s two-and-a-half minute routine causes serious cultural offence. But Domnina and Shabalin, favourites to win […]
By Lauredhel on January 11, 2010
So, in case you haven’t been following along, there has been talk for quite some time about closing the Uluru climb. A whole lot of tourists, despite being educated about the issues the Anangu people have with the climb of this sacred site, choose to do it anyway. And they piss up there, and shit […]
By tigtog on November 16, 2009
The worst thing is the racial subtext to this whole thing. Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in gaols.
By Lauredhel on November 12, 2009
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence, bullying and behavioural problems. [...] Gary Quinn, the principal of Dalyellup College in Western Australia, […]
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By Lauredhel on October 5, 2009
After seeing the camping strips in Calvin & Hobbes, the Lad wanted me to look into local Cub Scouts. Y’all know I’m not too keen on the theist and heterosexist (and etc) aspects of Scouts, but I went to have a look at the webpage anyhow. And saw this. (Emphasis is mine.) Cub Scout adult […]
By Lauredhel on September 26, 2009
Another thing that’s not satire? A racist “Nigel the Crazy Noonga” ‘comedy’ routine, in which a Perth student ‘pranked’ businesses by putting on an Aboriginal English accent and acting in a stereotypical manner. This bigoted wannabe has developed a certain following amongst vapid white-supremacist youth, and should be a great warmup act for the next […]
By Guest Hoyden on September 4, 2009
Two years ago, a $672 million Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) was announced for the Northern
Territory. It was supposed to involve the building of 750 homes, 230 rebuilds and 2500 refurbishments by 2013. As yet, not one home has been built. Let’s see what’s going on, shall we?
By Lauredhel on August 21, 2009
Lasseter History Story by Warakurna Artists 2009. 1524mm x 2134mm: acrylic on canvas by Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Waynatjura Bell, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Melissa Mitchell-Stevens, Judith Yinyika Chambers and Polly Pyuwawyia Jackson. Thriving in the Desert brings news of the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. This year’s winners are: * Major […]