Closing the Gap doomed to fail without Aboriginal people's input, leaders say

[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]

More than 47 peak Aboriginal organisations have heaped criticism on the Closing the Gap results released on Wednesday as evidence of a “seemingly endless cycle of failure” that was doomed to fail because it was designed without the input of Aboriginal people.

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Indigenous art and Pilbara connection to country in NITV 'slow TV' documentary

[Teresa Tan, ABC]

Viewers are invited into the Yindjibarndi elder's no-frills studio in Roebourne (or Yirramagardu in local language) as Allery Sandy paints Ngarndu Marni — a dot-painting of Ngarluma country in bloom after the rain — in meticulous detail from start to finish.

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Response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Closing the Gap Report

[by Sonia Sofat]

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) calls for the Federal Government to learn from the previous failures to meet the Closing the Gap targets, and urges them to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people to control and deliver the programs and services our communities need.

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The Indigenous Literacy Foundation announces three-year partnership with Australia Post

[by Ineke Walker]

The Indigenous Literary Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Australia Post which will see nearly 100,000 books delivered per year to 400 remote Indigenous communities across Australia through the Foundation's longstanding and highly successful Book Supply Program.

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