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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice

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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:41

National Close the Gap Day

close the gap oxfamWhat can you do to improve indigenous health outcomes? Raise awareness and advocate for action on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People during National Close the Gap Day on March 17.

aboriginal men holding flagDr Chris Sarra, founding Chairman of the Stronger Smarter Institute offers three recommendations for Indigenous policy to make a difference, reports NITV.

aboriginal men holding flagOn a recent holiday to Central Australia, Gabrielle Fogarty experienced a Spirit-led revelation and awareness to the pain and terror that the Northern Territory Intervention had placed on our First Peoples living in remote communities in the Territory.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:06

Learning about Australian Aboriginal culture

creative spirits logoUnderstand contemporary Aboriginal culture through the Creative Spirits website, featuring articles, infographics, photography and poetry on topics such as the Stolen Generations, Aboriginal history, racism, identity, mental health, poetry and art.

frontier wars conference150To recognise the heroism and sacrifice of the estimated 30,000 Aborigines who lost their lives defending their families and their land in the Frontier Wars, the Marist Family Peace and Justice Group is holding a special all-day Conference on Saturday, 29 August.

aboriginalwomanchild150When I studied theology, there was one concept that seemed to take so long to understand: People need their reality confirmed and not denied. Examples of the denial and the rewriting of reality abound in Australia – currently and historically – in regard to its First Nations people, writes Sister Michele Madigan rsj.

Fr Frank Brennan sj2How do we acknowledge in the Australian Constitution the distinctive place of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and their culture, heritage, traditions, and relationships with country, asks Fr Frank Brennan sj.

aborig sunday posterResources are available to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 5 July 2015 with the theme "We all stand on sacred ground".

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