To lay any fears to rest it seems that the recent police shooting in Kings Cross will see the beginning of comments from various sources confirming just how racist this country is. We here in Australia have at least one commentator who thinks that the public is more concerned about violent indigenous [...]
‘They’re killing us’: world’s most endangered tribe cries for help Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil’s rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355. Survival International, with backing from Colin Firth, is campaigning to stop what a judge referred to as ‘genocide’
Gethin Chamberlain The Observer, Sunday 22 April 2012 Article history Undercover investigators film Link to this video Trundling along the dirt roads of the Amazon, the giant logging lorry dwarfed the vehicle of the investigators following it. The trunks of nine huge trees were piled high on the back – incontrovertible proof of the continuing destruction of [...]
UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time The UN human rights inquiry will focus on the living conditions of the 2.7 million Native Americans living in the US
Many US Native Americans live in federally recognised tribal areas plagued with poverty, alcoholism other social problems. Photograph: Jennifer Brown/Corbis link http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/22/un-investigate-us-native-americans The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history. The human rights inquiry led by James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur [...]
The significance of indigenous mobilisations Groups protesting across Latin America have been changing the politics of ‘business as usual’.
Indigenous mobilisation has brought environmental politics to the streets [AFP] Miami, FL - Indigenous politics tend to be understood as local anecdotes, rather than political events of international significance. So it is of little surprise that the funeral of Bernardo Vásquez in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico, generated little international attention. Vásquez was the second anti-mining activist [...]
Australia a racist nation: Malcolm Fraser, University Report Score Govt’s Aboriginal Intervention Program By ERIK PINEDA:
Enlarge (Photo: University of Copenhagen) Malcolm Fraser, University Report Score Govt’s Aboriginal Intervention Program By ERIK PINEDA: Subscribe to Erik’s RSS feed March 8, 2012 9:22 PM EST The Australian government has been accused of conducting sham dialogues that were supposed to back its Stronger Futures legislation for the indigenous communities of the Northern Territory. Former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser was convinced [...]
After more than 200 years of abuse indigenous in Australia are still gripped by suffering and suicide
This is a better copy of material I posted in another article. George Ikners ikners.com Differentiating Aboriginal suicide “Think different” is the wording of a current Apple Macintosh computer advertisement. The phrase could well apply to the suicides of Aboriginal youth. Their suicide has different wellsprings, histories, sociologies, patterns, and even [...]
The indigenous and suicide, also article on how Australia suffers from the highest rate of language extinction in the world. Once home to more than 200 languages spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of the continent, now only about 20 are spoken on a daily basis.
Preventing Suicide among Indigenous Australians Sven Silburn, Belle Glaskin, Darrell Henry and Neil Drew OVERVIEW This chapter begins with an overview of the recent epidemiological trends in suicide and attempted suicide for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and how this compares with the situation in other post-colonial English-speaking nations such as [...]
The doctrine of intervention Today’s political ethics are surprisingly similar to the doctrine of discovery set by the Vatican back in 1452.
This article deals with a ‘doctrine’ that has and still does affect the indigenous people of Australia. While some view the Australian attitude to the indigenous as “paternal” that word carries with it some concept of actually caring for and being concerned about the peoples being made the subject of some or any [...]
For tourists the right kind of equipment is necessary. Understanding the people is essential as well as knowing your way around. To get ready if you are in any doubt phone a friend look for the top spots, fly discount, stay at backpacker accom and just basically get in the groove. Queen begins historic Ireland [...]
‘They chose to create a future for their grandchildren’: $1.5b native title deal Courtney Trenwith May 7, 2011 – 10:26AM An aerial photo of the cliff line at James Price Point 60 km north of Broome , the site of a proposed LNG hub. Photo: Glenn Campbell The most significant native title agreement in [...]
A quote from white Australian author Xavier Herbert displayed at the entrance to Oyster Cove. The movement for land rights has been a major focus of Aboriginal political agitation across Australia for many years. Aboriginal people in Tasmania have participated in this struggle, and presented an Aboriginal Land Claim to the State Parliament in 1977. [...]
There is an excellent video called, ” Australian Aboriginal Genocide It is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7eubc-Yk3M What is proposed is that there will be regular material on indigenous sites in Australia. It is a fairly sad event to see that the above video ceased comments owing the the “huge amount of racism“. Just another indication of the [...]
Indigenous Australians Explore interpretations of Aboriginal culture, history, language and art through the Library’s stunning collections of manuscripts, artworks, photographs and printed books. Through Eora, discover Aboriginal Sydney in the early years of the Colony. Read about George Augustus Robinson (1791-1866), the last Protector of Aborigines, whose travels throughout Tasmania and Victoria give us an unparalleled [...]