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Indigenous person holding a large yellow envelope with ‘Yes’ stamp and new Eddie Mabo coin attached along with a regular size envelope of the same design. The envelope includes some Indigenous design.
Stories | 25 May 2017

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo Decision. To commemorate these anniversaries the Royal Australian Mint has released a commemorative coin and Australia Post has released a commemorative stamp.

Group of Indigenous young adults dressed mainly in black tops stand in front of the Australian Parliament House holding the Aboriginal flag and the letters and numbers N.I.Y.P. 17
Stories | 24 May 2017

The 2017 National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) is a week-long leadership program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-25, interested in learning about Australia’s democracy.

The following words appear on an orange background: '50 years since the 1967 referendum, Remember, 25 years since the Mabo Decision.
Stories | 19 May 2017

Each year we celebrate National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 Referendum and the Mabo High Court decision.

Image made up of two parts: on the left is a poster made of multiple colours in circles around the words ‘Our Languages Matter’. The poster is covered with many Indigenous language group names. On the right are details of NAIDOC Week
Stories | 15 May 2017

Wiradjuri woman Joanne Cassady has won the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster Competition with her work which is titled Your Tribe, My Tribe, Our Nation.

Three Indigenous men covered in traditional paint doing a traditional dance. The following words are shown: NAIDOC Week grant funding now closed.
Stories | 28 Apr 2017

Funding was provided by the Australian Government under the 2017 NAIDOC local grants round to support communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.

Indigenous woman with hair pinned back wearing army style clothing.
Stories | 24 Apr 2017

Dolly Gurinyi Batcho (1905-1973), a Larrakia woman from the Darwin area, epitomises the sacrifice of an estimated 6000 Indigenous men and women who, during World War II, served the nation that so often discriminated against them.

Head and shoulders shot of Indigenous man dressed in police officer’s uniform.
Stories | 5 Apr 2017

Joining the Queensland Police Force in 1965, Dr Colin Dillon displayed courage and determination in the face of entrenched racism, not only from other police, but also from his own people who declared him to be a “Sell-out” and “Traitor”. His determination saw him become a role model for other Indigenous people wanting to join the police force and a trail- blazer in breaking down racist barriers.

Photograph of an elderly woman wearing glasses and a white top, she is sitting on a wooden dining chair. Behind her is a bookshelf, and next to her is a plant.
Stories | 9 Mar 2017

2017 Senior Australian of the Year, Sister Anne Gardiner is a deserving winner of the award after serving Tiwi Islanders for 50 years and establishing the Patakijiyali Museum for the preservation of Tiwi history, language and culture.

Young Indigenous man wearing grey t-shirt standing beneath a tree and holding a cardboard cut-out of Australia featuring a dot with an arrow to the words Tennant Creek.
Stories | 2 Mar 2017

For the last five years, 22-year-old Sean Bahr-Kelly has spent his time travelling the Barkly Region in the NT, capturing and sharing the stories of its residents.

Indigenous woman dressed in black prepares multiple food dishes on stainless steel bench with fellow chefs in the background.
Stories | 7 Feb 2017

Seven Aboriginal Certificate III Hospitality students from TAFE Western Wilcannia have returned from the Kambarang food festival in triumph, where they not only built their skills for future employment, but showcased their passion for food to some of the world’s best chefs.

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