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Aboriginal News

Peter Sculthorpe: A truly Australian composer

Internationally renowned composer Peter Sculthorpe died today at the age of 85. Among Sculthorpe's compositions number the orchestral pieces Earth Cry, Kakadu and Irkanda IV.

Old Chinese coin discovered on remote Australian island

A brass coin was discovered in the sand on Elcho Island by a metal detector off the north coast of Australia, near Arnhem Land. The coin originates from the Qing Dynasty and was minted between 1736 and 1795.

An Australian Indigenous Opera: A sonorous milestone

Melbourne - Today, a major public presentation of Australia’s inaugural Indigenous opera, Pecan Summer, will take place in Melbourne's Federation Square.

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

Edmonton - The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.

Op-Ed: ACFN lawyer Larry Innes discusses oilsands expansion and more Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s lawyer Larry Innes about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project approval, the Jackpine mine consent, First Nations’ land and water rights, regulatory protection, a vision for Canada and more.

Final Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canadian event Special

Edmonton - The national Truth and Reconciliation events came to a finish in Edmonton, with the final one held March 27-30 at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Butterfly Moon Project highlights Cree culture Special

Edmonton - On February 23 the Edmonton Interfaith Centre presented the Butterfly Moon Project, an information session based on Cree culture and spirituality.

Memorial march honours missing and murdered women Special

Edmonton - Valentine's Day is not only a day for love and romance for some people in Canada. It is also a national day of action to honour missing and murdered women.

Op-Ed: Neil Young — Attacking the messenger

Neil Young's Honour the Treaties tour with Diana Krall has concluded, but the massive attacks directed at him for his criticism of Alberta's tar sands continue.

First Nations rally for treaty rights Special

Edmonton - First Nations from Treaty 6-8 joined with Idle No More for a Peaceful Solidarity Rally with Indigenous People and Canadians, on November 28, 2013 at the Alberta Legislature building.

New mural at The Block in Redfern Special

Sydney - A new work of art has been created for The Block in an area close to Redfern Station, which has traditionally been home to many Aboriginal people.

WCEL Senior Lawyer explains Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, FIPA Special

Vancouver - West Coast Environmental Law Senior Lawyer Jessica Clogg explains ramifications of Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, and FIPA. Jessica provides legal and strategic support to First Nations to help protect land and resources of their territories.

Man shot after police pursuit in Redfern, Australia Special

Sydney - A man fled into an eight-story public housing building where a scuffle took place. The police officer’s wrist was broken and the 29-year old man was shot in the lower leg or foot. Although not yet confirmed, he is believed to be Aboriginal.

Justin Bieber under fire for his 'Free Gas' for 'Indians' comment

Justin Bieber may be able to get the girls swooning and screaming but he seems to have offended some of Canada's aboriginal community over a remark he made in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

NAIDOC week launch event in Sydney Special

Sydney - NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is now a weeklong celebration of Aboriginal traditions and culture.

Kings Cross: Rally against police shooting of aboriginal teens Special

Sydney - An estimated 50 to 100 people attended a rally outside Kings Cross Police Station in Sydney Australia at 2:30pm on Saturday, 12 May 2012 in order to protest against the recent shooting of two aboriginal teenagers by the police (both survived).

Two investigations into human trafficking in Calgary sees arrests

Two separate police investigations have culminated in the arrests of at least two people in what police are saying are unrelated cases of human trafficking.

Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Sunday marked Canada's 13th National Aboriginal Day. Ceremonies all across the country marked the occasion, which celebrates First Nations people, their customs and culture and their accomplishments.

Carleton Students Organize 'Indigenous Academic Conference'

Following the Canadian government's threat to post-secondary funding for Native peoples, graduate students at Carleton University have organized a conference on Aboriginal issues and a fund-raiser to create a bursary for Aboriginal students.

Countdown to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver

To get a taste of Aboriginal culture, snow and winter sports in a great Canadian mélange, you’d need to be in Vancouver exactly a year from now.

British museum to return more Aboriginal remains

Another set of Aboriginal remains that were held at a British museum for nearly a hundred years will be returned to Australia.

Nicole Kidman in Didgeridoo Faux-pas

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman appeared on the German television programme ‘Wetten Das’ to promote the film ‘Australia’. An Australia faux-pas ensued.

Canada: Aboriginal Issues Missing From Election Campaign

Shawn Atleo is the B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations and he says aboriginal issues are missing from the agenda in this year's federal election campaign

Op-Ed: About bloody time- Australia finally to apologize to Aboriginals

After 200 years, a lot of ignorant legalistic babble, and some pretty disgusting political double standards, Australia will formally apologize to Aboriginal Australia. The symbolism, thankfully, does apparently mean something to the recipients.

StatsCan: Canada's Aboriginal Population Passes One Million Mark

New data from the 2006 Census show that the number of people who identified themselves as an Aboriginal person has surpassed the one-million mark. A total of 1,172,790 people reported Aboriginal identity, Métis or Inuit.

Was The Declaration For A Lakota A Bloodless Takeover?

Who is behind the current push for Lakota sovereignty? When Russell Means and a group of activists announced a Lakota withdrawal they were not representing the Lakota nor other Sioux tribes in the area according to those leaders.

No Jail Time for Nine Who Gang Raped Girl, 10

Nine teenagers who pleaded guilty in the 2005 gang rape of a 10-year-old girl in Aurukun, Cape York, Australia received no jail time when sentenced yesterday. The case has sparked outrage and

Australian government takes over remote communities

Prime Minister Howard has announced that the Federal government will take control of remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. The decision exercises Federal powers over the Territory, which isn’t a state, officially.

Australia’s Aboriginal child abuse scandal just keeps getting bigger, and worse

A while ago, the “revelation” of child abuse in remote Aboriginal communities became a public issue, not just a mutter among those who paid any attention to indigenous affairs. One in three children is alleged to have been abused.

Report calls for shake-up in Aboriginal housing

AUSTRALIA-"PROGRAMS that have provided housing and infrastructure services to indigenous communities for 40 years are failing and should be abolished, according to a scathing new report."
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Australian Aboriginals at a tribal ceremony  2013
Australian Aboriginals at a tribal ceremony, 2013
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Memorial March of Edmonton
Memorial March of Edmonton
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David Swann  MLA
David Swann, MLA
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Butterfly Moon Project. Tea and bannock were served.
Butterfly Moon Project. Tea and bannock were served.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Residential School survivor Myrtle Calahasin  8...
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Residential School survivor Myrtle Calahasin, 81, tells her experiences to the TRC Commissioners.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Singer Casey Donovan (the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol when she won the second series at ...
Singer Casey Donovan (the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol when she won the second series at the age of sixteen) at the launch of NAIDOC Week 2012.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Interfaith discussion panel.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Interfaith discussion panel.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Butterfly Moon Project.
Butterfly Moon Project.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
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NAIDOC Week 2012 Hyde Park launch event - dancing.
NAIDOC Week 2012 Hyde Park launch event - dancing.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Residential School survivor Alex Janvier.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Residential School survivor Alex Janvier.
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Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
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