The Gold Coast’s Dreaming Mountain

JAKE GALLAGHER Jingeri Wallal Wahlu - Welcome! The ‘Dreaming Mountain’ Jellurgal at Burleigh Heads is a must visit if you want to learn more about the culture and traditions of the custodial owners of this land, the Yugambeh people. The Gold … [Read more...]

Australia Day debate ‘needs to change’

JAKE GALLAGHER Byron Shire Council is the latest local government to have citizenship ceremonies stripped following controversy over Australia Day. The Federal Government removed Byron Shire's role in conducting ceremonies in response to the … [Read more...]

Griffith University Celebrates NAIDOC Week

JACOB IRVINE ‘Jingeri Jimbelungs’ which in the language of the local Yugambeh people translates to ‘Hello Friends’. NAIDOC week was celebrated around Australia this week, and much like the meaning behind ‘Jingeri Jumbelungs’, there was a very … [Read more...]

NAIDOC Week inspiration for Commonwealth Games

MITCHELL CORNISH In the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, organisers should look to NAIDOC Week celebrations as inspiration for inclusion at the events. Indigenous leader and Black and Deadly Founder Patricia Leavy, known affectionately by … [Read more...]

Griffith Uni celebrates 2017 NAIDOC Week

HARRISON BEECH NAIDOC Week celebrations commenced all across Australia during the first week of July, with Griffith University campuses embracing all things Aboriginal. The annual event spanned from the July 2 – 9, focused on the rich history, … [Read more...]

Griffith recognises NAIDOC Week

JAMIE-LEE ROWLEY Griffith University celebrated National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week by educating Gold Coast students about Indigenous culture on Wednesday, July 5. The university has a strong vision for … [Read more...]

Closing the gap?

BY JASMINE ROLFE Griffith University Gold Coast Naidoc Week celebrations Photo: Jasmine Rolfe Naidoc Week celebrations kicked off at Griffith University’s  Gold Coast campus  on Wednesday July 5  and behind the traditional food stalls and … [Read more...]

Food for thought at NAIDOC Week 2017

TALISA ELEY Food is close to the heart for Gold Coast Indigenous leader Annie Woodcock. She showcased the humble bush scone known as “Johnny Cakes” at the 2017 NAIDOC Celebrations at Griffith University Gold Coast campus in July. For the … [Read more...]

Uniting Australians with NAIDOC week

JUSTIN FAULL Hundreds of students and visitors celebrated Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander history and culture as a part of NAIDOC week last July at Griffith University. Among the festive celebrations were numerous Aboriginal food stalls, … [Read more...]

Aboriginal Culture to be Included in the 2018 Commonwealth Games

RUBY PASCOE. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will have a Reconciliation Action Plan which will include indigenous culture at the forefront of the games next year. The plan to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture included in the … [Read more...]