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EDUCATION, LANGUAGE, QLD -

One of Australia’s first Aboriginal languages to be recorded, Guugu Yimithirr language of Cape York, Queensland is now immortalised in videos to enable the teaching of future generations. The tutorial videos teach language, develop current knowledge and understanding, and connect Guugu Yimithirr people to culture. They were uploaded to YouTube in March by Good to […]

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NEWS, QLD -

Online charity GIVIT has been working overtime to provide support to other charities across Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last year GIVIT has facilitated the donation of over 38,000 items to charities across the country through its Indigenous program. One charity in particular was the COOEE Family and Community Education Centre in Brisbane. […]

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NEWS, QLD -

Despite the major economic setbacks resulting from COVID-19, Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s (QTIC) Indigenous Working Group are pushing forward with their plans for a thriving Indigenous tourism sector. Responsible for implementing the First Nations Tourism Plan in the state, the Indigenous Working Group is continuing to work with community and businesses to build momentum behind […]

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ACHIEVEMENT, HEALTH, QLD -

Building a place for mothers and children and guiding mob through their studies, Ngunnawal woman Cassandra Nest is a midwife making a difference. Based in Queensland’s Gold Coast, Nest is a finalist in the 2020 HESTA Australia Nursing and Midwifery Awards; one of the three finalists up for Midwife of the Year. “I feel really […]

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CULTURE, LANGUAGE, NSW, QLD -

Language can connect one to their identity and to their culture. Fighting the risk of extinction, many Indigenous languages have been immortalised in dictionaries, the newest of which sees the ancestral languages of the Tweed and Logan River areas of New South Wales and Queensland recorded. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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