The Commonwealth Bank’s Reconciliation Action Plan has received ‘Elevate’ status, the highest level of endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.
Luke Pearson founded IndigenousX in 2012. His interest in education and advocacy started early on. At school he did debating, parliamentary, public speaking and was on the Student Representative and Aboriginal Student Support and Parent Awareness committees. He was also the Indigenous Student Convener while at University.
The Royal Australian Air Force Worimi F/A-18A Hornet aircraft was at the Amberley Airbase this week and was seen for the first time by the Waters family.
Fourteen Indigenous cricketers are continuing their historic 10-day tour of India.
The squad of 14 will play a series of matches in Delhi and Mumbai against the Yuvraj Singh Cricket Academy, Delhi women’s team and Mumbai Cricket Association women’s team.
Designers chosen for Queensland Indigenous war memorial
Two of Queensland’s most admired artists will design the state’s official memorial honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women.
To be erected in Brisbane’s Anzac Square, the concept by Mr John Smith Gumbula and Mr Liam Hardy was chosen by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dedicated Memorial Committee Queensland (ATSIDMCQ) from a shortlist of four submissions.
Our concept for the Memorial tells of the contribution and sacrifice of all Indigenous Australians that have served or died in armed conflicts, from the Boer War through to recent times. Our figurative group’s forward motion represents the advancement these individuals have made for a better future for generations of Indigenous Australians.
Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony: Chief Magistrate Judge Rinaudo
Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony was held in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this week. Indigistream.com.au had exclusive access to the event and will share some of the moments online.
Chief Magistrate Judge Rinaudo told exclusivily Indigistream about the Murri Court and how offenders are processed in front of Murri Court Elders.
Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony: Former Chief Magistrate Di Fingleton
Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony was held in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this week. Indigistream.com.au had exclusive access to the event and will share some of the moments online. She was a crucial element min the beginning of the Murri Court and was upset when funding ceased under a new government.
Former Chief Magistrate Di Fingleton was proud to be acknowledged for her tireless work on the Murri Court and told Indigistream about the early days establishing the Murri Court and the need for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony
Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony was held in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday. Indigistream.com.au had exclusive access to the event and will share some of the moments online.
The Unofficial welcome by Master of Ceremonies (MC) Justin Power, Indigenous Justice Officer and Renee Kyle, Murri Court Coordinator (Courts Innovation Program, Department of Justice and Attorney-General)
Acknowledgement to Country was done by Aunty Valda Coolwell who spoke to Indigistream about the Murri Courts and the importance to the community.
MSQ's Tony Durante talks about Water Safety
A joint initiative between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) continue to deliver water safety messages to school children throughout the Torres Straits. MSQ's Tony Durante talks about Water Safety.
Archie Roach at World Indigenous Cancer Conference
Cancer survivor and singer Archie Roach performs at the World Indigenous Cancer Conference Awards Dinner in Brisbane.
The following day Archie was a Keynote speaker and he addressed the World wide delegation about his personal journey with Cancer.
His story will be on Indigistream.com.au in the near future
CEO of Cancer Australia Helen Zorbas
CEO of Cancer Australia Helen Zorbas AO spoke to indigistream.com.au about the importance of the World Indigenous Cancer Conference and what opportunities her organisation can see to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity, and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally.
World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016
WICC 2016 will provide opportunities to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity, and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally.
The aim is to reduce Indigenous cancer disparities. We will achieve this by bringing together Indigenous communities and experts working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of international collaborations and encourage high quality cancer research. Delegates from around the world and Australia spoke to Indigistream.com.au about their thoughts on the conference and what experiences they will take back to their communities.
Edith Cowan University: Mick Adams
Dept of Health and Human Services Victoria: Rachael Andersen
Dept of Healh and Human Services Victoria: Darren ClinchEvent Date: 14 April, 2016
Connecting, Communicating and Collaborating across the Globe
The theme for WICC 2016 is 'Connecting, Communicating and Collaborating across the Globe', and we encourage participation from a wide range of researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians, nurses, advocacy groups, allied health and other related professionals, and Indigenous community groups and leaders from around the globe.
New Zealand's Gary Thompson and Nina Scott addressed the conference to explain the great work being done at Hei Ahuru Maori Leadership Aotearoa (New Zealand).Event Date: 13 April, 2016
World Indigenous Cancer Conference: Prof. Tom Calma
Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Indigenous Australians. Professor Tom Calma AO - Chancellor, University of Canberra; National Coordinator, Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Australia addressed the International delegates at the World Indigenous Cancer Conference in Brisbane about the statistics of Smoking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and its impact in communities.
Event Date: 12 April 2016.
Solid Pathways is a critical and creative thinking program for high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Solid Pathways raises students’ expectations as learners, develops their academic confidence and enhances post school aspirations to include tertiary pathways.
Students also have the opportunity to engage in face-to-face workshops, camps and extension activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
American academic Dr. Ebony Cain was an overseas guest who saw first hand the benefits of Solid Pathways and has intentions to possibly adopt streams for a program called Linked Learning.
Event Date: 31 March 2016.
Solid Pathways: Selwyn Button
"Solid Pathways" is a Queensland Department of Education and Training and University of Queensland initiative designed to support high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (all participating Regions) and students in out-of-home care (Metropolitan Region only) for continued academic success and University studies. Indigistream spoke to Selwyn Button from the Department and parents who have seen changes in their children who are participating in the “Solid Pathways” initiative for 2016.
The Final of the Sheffield Shield, one of Australian sport's oldest national competitions, will coincide with the class of 2015 embarking on the first steps of their professional cricketing careers.
Event Date: 23th March 2016. Happy Easter
Interview with Jonathan Reuben
Townsville Blackhawk Jonathon Reuben spoke to Indigistream about the recent clash against the Ipswich Jets during Round 2 which saw the Blackhawks come away with the NAB Defence Force Shield and two Intrust Super Cup competition points on Sunday.
Reuben spoke about the intensity of the game and how he juggles work and football life.
Event Date: 14th March 2016.
Alison Page - Director of Ninti One speaks at the Brisbane Convention Centre
Event Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016.
Carol Vale - Managing Director for Murawin speaks at Batiba Guwiyal Conference Program on Day 1
Event Date: Thursday 4th March 2016.
The Hon Linda Burney MP Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
The Hon Linda Burney MP Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs announced at the Batiba Guwiyal Conference in Brisbane last night her intentions for National politics to contest the seat of Barton.
Noel Pearson, Advisor, Cape York Institute of Policy and Leadership in Brisbane
The Batiba Guwiyal Conference focuses on the impacts of child sexual assault on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities across the country.
Other guest speakers include Hetty Johnston Founder and Chair of Bravehearts and Professor Marcia Langton, Foundation Chair Indigenous Studies University of Melbourne.
Interdisciplinary research is emerging from the science of learning (neuro- science, cognitive psychology and educational research), which is providing new perspectives upon teaching inside the classroom. This momentum is proportional to advances in understanding the learning centres in the brain and a focus to translate that research to educational practitioners. This research has credibility in light of the proliferation of neuro-myths which have surrounded brain based understandings of the learning process and how it is externalised via behaviour. Notable examples of such myths include the oversimplification of left brain and right brain learning preferences and the denial of neuro- plasticity in learning as age advances.
Aboriginal Ranger Larissa Mundraby - Passion for Land and Sea care in her region of Far North Queensland
Aboriginal Ranger Larissa Mundraby tells indigistream.com.au about her passion for Land and Sea care in her region of Far North Queensland and how she started out to become a Ranger.
Fred Leone Artist Curator
Artistic Director and Curator Fred Leone took time out from APAM to chat to Indigistream.com.au about his expectations at the 2016 Australian Performing Arts Market at Brisbane's Powerhouse.
Leone is just one of the many Delegates from around the world who have come to perform, pitch and network with Australian and International performing artist, practitioners and marketers.
APAM continues at the Powerhouse and other Brisbane locations until the 26th of February, more details at http://www.performingartsmarket.com.au
The Brisbane Powerhouse was the venue for the Opening of the Australian Performing Arts Market APAM 2016.
After Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk officially opened APAM the stage was set for YouTube sensation the Chooky Dancers, who In 2013, announced that the group would be going by their Indigenous name: Djuki Mala, Djuki is the adopted word for ‘chook’ and ‘Mala’ means a group or set of people who share a common feature. Following the name change preparations for an eponymous tour began.
Djuki Mala from Elcho Island, North East Arnhem Land were on stage to perform with a Classic film, Singing in the Rain. More
Roma born artist Laurie Nilsen explains to Indigistream his Concept Design for an ATSI Dedicated Memorial in QLD
Laurie trained in the graphic arts and uses drawing, painting and sculptural mediums. The artist often features works with barbed wire encompassing cultural, political and environmental concerns. More
Indigenous Entertainer and internationally renowned musician, actor and visual artist, David Hudson is a proud Ewamian/Western Yalanji man of North East Qld. In all these areas, his work comprises a combination of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal influences. More
National Indigenous Cricket Championships
Some highlights from the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs in 2016.
Indigistream spoke to the New South Wales captain Nathan Price at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs.
Price spoke about the team's preparations in the lead up to the Final against Queensland today. He has had a strong performance with the bat and hopes to continue this form in the Final. Conditions are expected to be very hot and Price says if he wins the coin toss he will lead the side into bat, putting Queensland under pressure to chase a possible winning score. He also spoke about the NSW Women's team who are vying for their 8th consecutive Title against the local Northern Territory side. Listen to the Interview on SoundCloud
The Southern Dingoes played the Redfern All Blacks and Indigistream went to Carina to dissect the week of Aboriginal Rugby League. In this program we discuss the National Rugby League's All Stars concept and guest Brad Cooke gives us an insight into the Redfern All Blacks.
Hosted by Donald Johannessen and former NRL player Mark Tookey. - Date: Feb 12, 2016
Fast bowler Pat Cummins has spent time with Australia’s most talented Indigenous cricketers in Alice Springs. Courtsey of Cricket Australia
NRL Youth Summit
Stevie-Lee Dennis and Paul Sinclair at at the NRL Youth Submit in Brisbane. Stevie-Lee talks about her experience in the youth camp. Paul Sinclair - program manager of Youth Camp talks about the activities: the Amazing Race and workshops with all stars team.