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Source: (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, 2019).
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There are many issues facing indigenous people around the world: Land Rights. Water Rights. Loss of language. Erosion of cultural traditions.
Indigenous people are impacted by many innovations taking place in the world today. Not all of these are positive.
On this page you will find a collection of newspaper articles that highlight many of these issues.
Aboriginal Australia's 'mind-blowing' struggle for a first treaty (BBC, 2018)
Australia is the only Commonwealth country never to make a treaty with its indigenous peoples. Why has it proven so difficult? Kathy Marks looks at the vast challenges in Victoria alone - a state that is working towards a national first.
Land rights (AIATSIS, n.d.)
"Land rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples refers to the ongoing struggle to gain legal and moral recognition of ownership of lands and waters they called home prior to colonisation of Australia in 1788. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ laws and customs and ways of knowing and being in the world are intimately connected to the land and waters. Connection to land is therefore essential to the continued cultural survival of Indigenous Australians as well as their economic and social development." (AIATSIS, n.d.)
NSW Government passes legislation to preserve Aboriginal language
History was made when the New South Wales Government passed the nation's first Aboriginal languages legislation.
Taking Indigenous languages online: can they be seen, heard and saved?
With our digital world dominated by English, minority and endangered languages struggle to be seen and heard.