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NT Indigenous leaders challenge Chief Minister's adoption claims
Indigenous leaders in the NT have hit back at comments made by Adam Giles that children that are neglected should be adopted out, regardless of Stolen Generation fears.

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Oxfam report mocks Native Title
Oxfam Australia has added its weight to the controversy that domestically and internationally embarrasses Australia over the cheating of Aboriginal land owners out of due benefits.

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The Contrarian: Liberation through acquisition
Noel Pearson is referred to by many Aboriginals as the 'Cape York Cane Cane Toad', he is a popular among the disparate collection of his white acolytes in Melbourne.

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Another appalling Aboriginal domestic violence story
A 'horror story' case has drawn attention to the way the federal government is funding support and prevention services to deal with family violence in Indigenous communities.

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South Africa, 20 years after Apartheid, doing better than Australia
Since 1992, the rate of Aboriginal incarceration in Australia has grown 14 times faster than that of non-Aboriginal incarceration. - Gerry Georgatos writes

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Coranderrk: First Nations Farmers and Market Gardeners
In 1874 the APB* undermined the successful Coranderrk market gardens by moving the people away from the land that was considered too valuable for Aboriginal people.

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Aboriginal mothers are up to five times more likely to die in childbirth
Many First Nations women living in remote areas are denied access to a midwife and instead treated by medical staff without specialised knowledge of maternity care.

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Australia's Aboriginal children detained at the world's highest rates
In Australia juvenile detention rates are nowhere near as high as the United States but they have increased to such an extent that alarm bells are going off.

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Further abuse at Brisbane Sovereign Embassy
Almost one year on from proven illegal arrests the police arrested an elder for maintaining the sacred fire on the land specifically allocated to cultural activities.

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Australia's boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people
Barely a fraction of mining, oil and gas revenue has benefited Aboriginal communities, whose poverty is an enduring shock. Here is a snippet of the First Peoples' story.

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Vanuatu: minister calls for land tenure to protect Pacific
Ralph Regenvanu, the government minister behind major land reform in Vanuatu says the country's indigenous peoples must retain title over their customary lands.

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Taking a look at the war waged against Australia's First Peoples
It is 33 years since the Australian War Memorial was first asked to consider recognising the "frontier wars" between Australia's first Peoples and the Invaders.

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No justice for First Nations war veterans
Aboriginal soldiers treated with contempt when returning home from fighting in world wars - Also 50 Aboriginal trackers left behind during the Boer War

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Finally, A War Memorial for First Nations soldiers
Australia's First Nations diggers didn't just have to fight bullets in conflicts overseas - when they returned home they also had to fight racism.

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Health professor calls for more recognition and respect
Most Australians do not appear to realise how poorly as a nation we behave towards the original Australians such as Rolf Harris's ill-informed claims in the media.

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Inside the killing fields of Queensland
The discovery of a memoir by Steele Rudd's father sheds light on the murderous collision between the invaders and the First Nations people on the Darling Downs

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Sorry Again speach offers no compensation to First Nations people
Five years after the apology to the Stolen Generations, PM apologes for the decades of forced adoptions separating hundreds of thousands of parents and children.

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Quality of life for Australians rated 2nd, Aboriginal peoples 122nd
The UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay condemned the deplorable conditions of Utopia and Amnesty International’s Shalil Shetty described Utopia as third-world.

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Abbott vows to 'engage' with Aborigines
Tony Abbott says a coalition government would have a "new engagement" with indigenous affairs, including constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people as the first Australians.

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Mining does not offer the answer to indigenous woes ...
The conservative views of Marcia Langton and Noel Pearson dominate the media. Tragically, they blindly ignore that their strategies have overwhelmingly failed internationally.

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General Principles of Sovereignty for non-lawyers
Dr Alessandro Pelizzon from Southern Cross University provides a basic understand of sovereignty, includes an Australian Aboriginal perspective.

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Brisbane Sovereign Embassy warriors found 'Not Guilty'
Tony Abbott says a coalition government would have a "new engagement" with indigenous affairs, including constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people as the first Australians.

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Non-elected First Nations body wants COAG standing
The National Congress of First Nations people wants to be made a member of the Council of Australian Governments, giving it the same official status as the states and territories.

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