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Stolen Generation survivor Uncle Jack Charles finds long-lost family

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A Brisbane gay couple whose Aboriginal flag was cut down and stolen from their front yard have vowed to replace it as many times as it’s removed. Brad, who has First Nations ancestry, raised the Aboriginal flag outside his and partner Nick’s home in western Brisbane two weeks ago. Brad told ABC Radio Brisbane they …

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Indigenous elder and actor Uncle Jack Charles discovered who his father was after more than 70 years in moving scenes on TV series Who Do You Think You Are? On this week’s episode of the SBS genealogy series, Uncle Jack travelled across Australian two weeks tracing his ancestors back two centuries. The gay actor and …

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TikTok this year celebrates NAIDOC Week by highlighting the diverse cultures and people of Australia’s Indigenous community. TikTok’s dedicated NAIDOC Week Hub is a week-long programming initiative to elevate First Nations creators and content. Among the highlights, Jessica Mauboy will perform live while there’ll be a spotlight on proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti Sistergirl Felicia Foxx. …

Tarns Heal

Recently 2Spirits and IndigiLez Women’s Leadership and Support Group hosted the fourth Yarns Heal Retreat on Coochiemudlo Island, the Quandamooka people’s Place of the Red Stone. Yarns Heal is a suicide prevention campaign for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy community. Similar campaigns usually speak to messaging in public spaces. Yarns …

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Michael James finds The Boy from The Mish by Gary Lonesborough a powerful and touching story of self-discovery. This compelling book about two young Aboriginal gay men finding themselves is Gary’s debut YA novel. Scroll down for Michael James’ video interview with Gary Lonesborough. Life on ‘The Mish’ is relatively simple for Jackson. Juggling a …

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The Reading Tracks series by author Margaret James includes fifteen books suitable for Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers. Margaret wanted to provide literacy support for Indigenous children that was culturally relevant to them. She also aimed to teach non-Indigenous children about the cultures and food gathering practices of Australian First Peoples, such as tracking and hunting …

peter dutton crossword

Peter Dutton leaped into the headlines this last week with cross words for Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Kristina Keneally, and Annastacia Palaszczuk. So to honour his moment in the sun, here’s the Peter Dutton crossword. Scroll down for Peter Dutton crossword Dr van Diemen annoyed both the Murdoch papers and Dutton with just a few …

Narelda Jacobs

Perth news anchor Narelda Jacobs will join Studio 10 as a panelist in 2020. The Whadjuk Noongar woman became the first Aboriginal news anchor for a commercial network in 2007. She was also the first openly lesbian news presenter in Western Australia. She will join Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Angela Bishop, and Kerri-Anne Kennerley on the …

A contingent of First Nations people will again lead the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade this weekend, highlighting their proud Indigenous history and ongoing fight for equality. In line with Mardi Gras’s 2019 theme of “Fearless”, the float will be incorporate themes of Visibility, Blak Fearlessness, Resistance and the overarching message “Always …

First Nations people will lead this year’s historic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The organisers of the First Nations float say their inclusion highlights their proud Indigenous history and their present day fight for equality. As Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, this year also marks the 30th anniversary …