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Aboriginal Australians demand reform, reject ‘symbolic’ proposal

Sydney (dpa) – Hundreds of Aboriginal elders gathered in Uluru in central Australia have rejected a plan to give their people official recognition in the country’s constitution, calling instead for greater reforms and political representation. The Referendum Council, which organized the historic meeting, said Friday that delegates overwhelmingly rejected the acknowledgement of Aboriginal people in the…

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What Is The Stolen Generation?

First People Then And Now What is the Stolen Generation? Stolen Generation or Stolen Generations is the name given to those children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were taken away from their families and communities by Federal and State government officials, missionaries, and welfare bodies. These children were put into institutions or were…

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Australian aboriginal elders call for representative body, treaties

Sydney (dpa) – Hundreds of Aboriginal elders gathered in Uluru in central Australia have called for treaties with the government and a constitutionally-enshrined voice in parliament. The Referendum Council that organized the historic meeting said Friday that delegates overwhelmingly rejected the acknowledgement of Aboriginal people in the constitution as “merely symbolic.” Instead, the final statement pushes…

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After a 30-year Battle! Indigenous Australians Celebrate their Victory in 160,000 hectares Land Rights Battle

AUSTRALIA, May 23, 2017: After a 30-year battle, indigenous groups on Australia’s Cape York Peninsula are celebrating the return of more than 160,000 hectares of tribal land. It has been handed back to three aboriginal clans by the Queensland state government. It was opposition to the world’s first commercial space terminal in the mid 1980s that…

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First People Then And Now: The Mabo Decision

First People Then And Now   The Mabo Decision     The 25th anniversary of the Mabo Decision was 3 June 2017. People in Australia celebrate Mabo Day each year on 3 June in recognition of the work Eddie Mabo has done for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Eddie Mabo with four other men in 1982 began a court […]

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Australia: Children Sniffing Fuel Sparks Health Crisis

Footage of Aboriginal children mounting planes to sniff fuel and get intoxicated has sparked a public health crisis in Australia’s Northern Territories. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation published security tapes that showed the children climbing onto the stationary planes at Elcho Island Airport Petrol sniffing has long devastated Aboriginal communities in Australia and in 2005 a fuel…

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