Future of Woodford Folk Festival is with the youth

by Anna Dreyer Uncle Noel Blair with walking stick in hand, leads the Woodford Folk Festival welcoming ceremony. Photo by Dylan Crawford @seewhatdsees The future of the Woodford Folk Festival is held by the next generation, and they … [Read more...]

Days for Girls turn periods into pathways

Days for Girls volunteer Di Fisher

MICAELA ABOODY International organisation Days for Girls is helping stop girls in remote communities and developing countries from taking days off school during menstruation by providing them with reusable sanitary items. The not-for-profit … [Read more...]

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...]

Students showcase dying Polynesian cultures

UQSPIA performing a cultural dance from Kiribati

LUISA AUSAGE The University of Queensland South Pacific Islander Association (UQSPIA) has hosted a special cultural event to showcase the music and dance of some of the many Pacific islander cultures that are present in Australia. Student-led … [Read more...]

Exhibition reactivates multicultural arts scene

Ctrl+Alt+Del: Systems Shut Down is a pop-up art exhibition

BY DANICA STREADER South Brisbane will transform into a plume of colour tonight as art lovers come together for Brisbane’s first cross-solidarity cultural art exhibition. Ctrl+Alt+Del: Systems Shut Down is a pop-up art exhibition hosted by … [Read more...]

Protestors march over Indigenous deaths

Gwenda Stanley

LUKE ANSCOMBE Emotions ran high as about 100 activists marched on the Queensland Police Service headquarters in Brisbane on Saturday in a display of solidarity for the families of two Indigenous teenagers who died in Western Australia last … [Read more...]

Balaangala Community Center celebrates 10th year

Balaangala chairman Morris Selico and Bob Weatherall

BODHI CUTLER The Balaangala Community Center kicked off its 10th anniversary celebrations on Sunday afternoon with a repatriation talk from Indigenous rights activist Bob Weatherall. The celebrations, which run until December 30, feature talks … [Read more...]

Students tell stories through dance at Wakakirri festival

Fernvale State School The Tiger in I

LUISA AUSAGE Students from 22 schools around Queensland have performed live “story dances” as part of Australia’s largest performing arts festival, Wakakirri. Established in 1992, the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge invites students across … [Read more...]

School hosts Indigenous games carnival

Ceremonial spears

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following story contains names of persons who have died. MICHAEL SLEEP Salisbury State School celebrated Indigenous culture and learning with the launch of their first … [Read more...]