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Ancient First Nations stories preserve history of a rise in sea level

We can be almost certain that the First Nations people did occupy the coast “where the Great Barrier Reef now stands” during the last ice age for it would have comprised broad floodplains and undulating hills with a range of subsistence possibilities, bordered in most parts by steep cliffs ... then the story might date from as much as 13,000 years ago. A more conservative interpretation, based on a sea level just 30 metres lower than today, would place the age of this story at around 10,000 years ago. [node:read-more:link]

Where we are coming from, moving into a new and exciting future

With a new and exciting future ahead, Michael Anderson reminds us of where we have been in the past 40 years in respect of our struggle for land rights, sovereignty, restitution and compensation, and what has been said and acted upon by the governments.

He presents an overview of our struggle for sovereignty and outlines the importance of standing our ground. This article includes examples of the concerns the state and territories have in respect of our potential claims that will come their way.

This, people, is our time. Stand up and be counted.

Revisiting native 'wild' rice in Northern Australia

UPDATE

Trials of growing native wild rice planting near Darwin last year but we haven't found any published results. Wild rice is expected to fetch a premium price as a local product for tourists and gourmet restaurants, and because of its value, researchers can afford to grow the rice under cover to protect it from hungry magpie geese.

James Cook's Secret Instructions - 30 June 1768

Why more schools need to teach bilingual education to First Nations children

Indigenous children can benefit greatly from learning in a language they understand
Indigenous children can benefit greatly from learning in a language they understand
(Image: Neda Vanovac / AAP)

Samantha Disbray, Senior linguistics researcher, Charles Darwin University
16 June 2017 [node:read-more:link]

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