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Bunna Lawrie at the 2012 National NAIDOC Awards, Hobart, TAS.
Stories | 2 Oct 2012

Legendary musician Bunna Lawrie talks to Newslines Radio about his life, his music and how he is using his fame to help Indigenous people at risk.

Bangerang elder John “Sandy” Atkinson with one of the ceramic works on display at the Cultural Centre, Shepparton, VIC.
Stories | 28 Sep 2012

For 30 years the Bangerang Cultural Centre in Shepparton, Victoria, has been a keeping place for priceless Indigenous art and artefacts from across Australia.

 Developed and managed by the local Aboriginal community, under the leadership of Bangerang elder John “Sandy” Atkinson AM, the centre has always aimed to increase awareness and understanding of the world’s oldest living culture.

 The Centre is funded by the Australian Government’s Office of the Arts for its work in preserving culture and celebrating the local Aboriginal community.

Stories | 28 Sep 2012

The 2012 Deadly Awards held at the Sydney Opera House honoured Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in the fields of art, music, sport and a range of community endeavours.

 Sponsored by the Australian Government Closing the Gap initiative, the 18th annual awards were an evening of recognition, celebration and of achievements.

 Community awards were a focus at the Deadly’s this year, acknowledging the invaluable efforts of those working in health, education, employment and cultural advancement.

Minjaara Atkinson, Rumbalara Football Netball Club, Shepparton, VIC
Stories | 27 Sep 2012

“The club’s been one of our real saviours in the community around having a home to belong to and a place to live in Shepparton.”

Senator Chris Evans, 2012 Charlie Perkins Scholars Krystal Lockwood, Lilly Brown and Kyle Turner with British High Commissioner Paul Madden
Stories | 21 Sep 2012

Are you an Indigenous student preparing for post-graduate studies at Oxford or Cambridge in 2013?

Each year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two scholarships for Indigenous postg-raduates to study for up to three years at either Oxford or Cambridge universities in the United Kingdom.

Applications for the 2013 scholarship round are now open.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have applied for a course at Oxford and/or Cambridge. Applicants must also submit:

Stories | 6 Sep 2012

“Without the assistance of my IBA scholarship I would never have finished my degree, it allowed me the time to concentrate on full time studies and gave me the assurance that my home life was taken care of,” she says.

Anthony McAvoy , winner of the National Indigenous legal Professional Of the Year Award 2010
Stories | 6 Sep 2012

The 2012 Indigenous Legal Professional Award and  Indigenous Law Student Prize Nominations have been extended, and will close on 5 September 2012.

The Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, is pleased to announce the Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award and the  Indigenous Law Student of the Year Prize.

Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Nominations for the Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year are open to any Indigenous person who is currently admitted as a solicitor or barrister within Australia.

Kim Scott, with one of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and stories recently translated stories, Perth, WA
Stories | 5 Sep 2012

The once-strong Noongar language is now endangered but action is underway to turn that around.

Participants and mentors of the Halo Leadership Development Agency, Spearwood, WA
Stories | 4 Sep 2012

Youth outreach organisations play an essential role in finding kids at risk and working with them to carve out a new future.

In the suburbs of Perth, Halo Leadership Development Agency and the David Wirrpanda Foundation use mentoring to reach out to these troubled youth and help them get back on track.

Young Noongar Benji Ugle joined Halo after a visit from the organisation’s founder at his detention centre.

Elder, Richard Wilkes, Perth, WA
Stories | 4 Sep 2012

Discover more about the Noongar community of Perth with this month’s indigenous.gov.au community profile. We’ll be posting a new story every day this week to showcase the great work happening in Perth to Close the Gap.

The Noongar people of Western Australia are one of the nation’s largest and proudest Indigenous groups.

For the last 45,000 years, Noongar people have lived in the south-west of Western Australia. Their country extends from semi-arid wheat belt land in the north, down to coastal Esperance.

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