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Australia Rejects Calls for Aboriginal Voice in Parliament

Australian indigenous leaders say a government decision not to establish an official “voice” in parliament representing Aboriginal peoples is a “kick in the guts.” Delegates at a landmark First Nation summit in May called on the Australian government to set up an indigenous body to guide and shape policy towards the country’s most disadvantaged people. Indigenous…

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UN Grills Australia Over Refugees, Indigenous People

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations Human Rights Committee for a second day in Geneva grilled a delegation from Australia over the country’s human rights record, slamming the government’s policies toward refugees and its indigenous population. The Committee condemned the Australian government for detaining the refugees who arrive at its shores by boat, presstv reported. “How does…

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First global pact backing indigenous land rights launched

Native peoples struggling to retain or regain stewardship of forests that sustained them for countless generations may finally have backing from an organisation with both swag and sway. The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility — the first and only global institution dedicated to securing the land rights of indigenous communities worldwide — was formally launched…

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Trudeau Says Canada Failed Indigenous People

Indigenous peoples were “victims” of a government that set out to destroy their culture, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday in what are perhaps the most expansive comments ever made by a North American leader on the topic of indigenous peoples. Trudeau’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly focused on Canada’s abuse and humiliation…

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Brazil: Indigenous groups condemn alleged massacre

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Prosecutors are investigating a reported massacre in which members of an “uncontacted” indigenous tribe were allegedly killed by illegal gold miners in a distant part of the country’s Amazon. The news has been widely condemned by advocacy groups that say Brazil is backsliding on its obligation to protect indigenous peoples and their…

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Blackboard Collaborate now Available to Djambarrpuy  u Speakers in Australia

Blackboard and Charles Darwin University bring high education opportunities to Indigenous communities DARWIN, Australia, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard Inc. today announced the availability of the Djambarrpuyŋu version of Blackboard Collaborate, its virtual collaborative learning solution. Developed in partnership with Charles Darwin University and a team of Djambarrpuyŋu speakers and translators, this new language version…

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