The Arrente women of central Australia have long been gifted artists, so when a pottery teacher visited Ntaria (Hermannsburg) in 1990 the women found clay to be the perfect outlet for their artistic tendencies and cultural beliefs.
“The celebration of the unique connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with country will be recognised in the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) celebrations later this year,” Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said.
Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion have announced the recipients of $2.6 million in funding for new language preservation projects.
Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has welcomed a decision by the Federal Court which has ordered the former CEO of an Aboriginal medical service to pay over $1.2 million in fines and compensation and disqualified him from managing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for 15 years.
Some of Australia’s top Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians will perform at the 2014 Apology concert, a national event celebrating the anniversary of the Government’s Apology to Australia’s Stolen Generations.
Having played the guitar since he was six years old, singer-songwriter Marcus Corowa is using his talent to share his stories across Australia, including performing at a number of NAIDOC events in 2013.