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...]

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...]

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...]

Indigenous protesters meet with Games chair

LILLY MCKENZIE, JAKE GALLAGHER AND ROSEMARY BALL Four Indigenous protesters met with GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie and his wife Heather on the Marina Mirage pedestrian overpass this morning to request formal meetings with government and political … [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...]

$120 million boost to benefit Indigenous communities

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Indigenous communities across Queensland will benefit from a $120 million boost over four years to improve water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure. Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres … [Read more...]

State Library Celebrating Indigenous Literacy day

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK National Indigenous Literacy Day will be celebrated with a special event at the Queensland State Library on Wednesday. Ms Suzy Wilson, founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, along with the foundation's patron … [Read more...]

Young, talented Indigenous woman on the road to success

TAYLA SUDALL A young Indigenous woman has taken huge steps towards achieving her dreams of becoming an artist after she won a $2000 scholarship from ATSICHS Brisbane. Twice a year, ATSICHS (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community … [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...]

Cooking cakes for cultural change

CAILLIN PALMERO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=667biOZU3IE As part of Griffith University’s NAIDOC Week celebrations in July, members of the Yallburru Community cooked traditional food and held workshops for students. Director of Yallburru, … [Read more...]