Cementing Indigenous leadership in higher education

[supplied by Uni of New England]

Wiradjuri woman and University of New England (UNE) alumna Professor Michelle Trudgett will deliver the 2020 Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture, providing insight into the history of Indigenous participation in higher education over the last fifty years, on Monday, 26 October.

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First Nations filmmakers selected for Kaurna Welcome to Country Video project

[supplied by Tracey Mair]

Isaac Coen Lindsay, Adam Dixon Galea, Kiara Milera, Clem Newchurch and Damien Wanganeen are receiving paid training and mentoring, from pre-production through to delivery, to create a series of Kaurna Welcome to Country videos that will be screened before every film at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival.

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Aaron Pedersen is a different kind of archetypal leading man

[Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Times]

There is an important difference between him and the law-enforcing gunslingers of yore: Jay, like the man who portrays him, Aaron Pedersen, is an Aboriginal Australian — still a rarity in leading roles in a country wrestling with its history of violence against Indigenous populations.

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Fortescue accused of withholding $1.9m from Aboriginal people until they sign new mining leases

[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]

The Guruma say the royalties – which relate to a separate agreement – are being withheld because they [Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation] have been asking about FMG’s plan for nine leases in areas that contain numerous sacred sites.

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