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First Nations women in jail surge
A jump in the number of First Nations women in custody has led to a marked increase in the number of women imprisoned in Australia.

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Byron Bay Tent Embassy challenges legitimacy of land council
The Byron Bay Tent Embassy has challenged the legitimacy of the NSW Land Council in response to a petroleum prospecting licence application

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Blacktown Council stops Darug nation acknowledgement
The new 'Liberal' Mayor line-up says Darug peoples have no legitimate claim to being descendants of Blacktown's Aborigines.

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Isabell Coe lauded for her role in Aboriginal politics
Michael Anderson said Isabell was there when the idea was born to take a protest to Canberra, which later spawned the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

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The Sovereign Tent Embassy fighter known for her passion
A dignified Indigenous leader, Isabell Coe made headlines around the world in the late 1990s when she called for a boycott of the Sydney Olympics.

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First Nations campaigner Isabell Coe passes away in Cowra
Isabell Coe played a key role in the campaign for Indigenous sovereignty and was instrumental in keeping the Aboriginal Tent Embassy going.

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Deaths in Custody - Coroners Report - Police - Tasers
The second death in custody incident was that of young Roberto Laudisio Curti and his ten day inquest under the stewardship of state coroner Mary Jerram.

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FMG using legal system to destroy Yindjibarndi: Barrister
Fortescue Metals Group has embarked upon a "war of attrition" using the legal system against the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation

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Maintaining Indigenous languages ...
Dr. Bill Fogarty argues that Indigenous language maintenance is an important asset that can benefit the socio-economic fabric of the Australian Nation.

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The chance of a lifetime to save Indigenous languages
'Our Land, Our Languages' report is about finding solutions within communities and includes 30 recommendations.

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Large Indigenous organisation bled to death
New risky enterprises under the guidance of an ex AFP officer appears to have pushed a highly successful Indigenous organisation to the wall.

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Deaths in custody spark calls for inquiry, justice
Yet another tragedy coming from police intervention in the Northern Territory but this time in Katherine - an Indigenous amputee with major health problems.

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Making the world more dangerous: the eager role of Gillard
Australia has 40% of the world's uranium, all of it on Indigenous land. PM Julia Gillard has been to India to sell uranium to their government.

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 Murray-Darling plan: Indigenous nations 'not consulted'
Chairman of Northern Murray Darling Basin says First Nations people were not consulted in lead-up to Murray-Darling Basin plan.

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Another Death In Custody! ... in the Northern Territory
Another death of an Aboriginal man potentially involving police in the NT has sparked calls for an inquiry and urgent action to stop police harassment and brutality.

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Brief history of Government attacks on NT Homelands
This is a brief outline about the remote Indigenous Homelands and how successive governments have tried to shut them down. by Bree Blakeman

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Fighting for justice when your skin's black
Arthur Murray (recently deceased) was an Australian hero who spent his life pursuing the truth of his son's death in custody. But does anyone know his name?

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Artist's dark mask over the past portrays Captain Cook as a crook
Jason Wing's artwork does not treat the English explorer credited with being the first European to land on Australia's east coast with reverence.

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Fire destroys Musgrave Park Sovereign Tent Embassy
Queensland Police are investigating a fire that has damaged parts of the Sovereign Aboriginal embassy in Musgrave Park.

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Goomeroi Embassy: Fire burns the tent but not the spirit
Gomeroi Elder, Lyall Munro Senior, declares the Tent Embassy will be re-built "bigger and better" after it was destroyed by a fire.

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Vote "NO" to Constitutional Reform Facts
Fact Sheets - Vote "NO" to Constitutional Reform to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in it - Facebook 'Vote NO to Constitutional Reform'

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'Get off our land!' Say Kalkaringi, Daguragu & Lajamanu communities
People from communities of Kalkaringi, Lajamanu and Daguragu demand Government officials leave their land which was given to them in 1975 for 'perpetuity'.

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Commonwealth told to get out of town as intervention anger rises
A second NT community has called for the government to leave town after it failed to negotiate long-term leases before previously imposed leases expired.

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'Trespass' threat as Northern Territory leases expire
Residents of the NT Amoonguna community are refusing to sign a Federal Government lease on their land - they want to take back the control.

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Cops got away with Kwementyaye Briscoe's murder: Family says
A Coroner slammed the actions of NT police regarding Kwementyaye Briscoe whilst in custody - '... (police) were immature and utterly derelict in their duties'.

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Leaders say NO to Serco prisoner funeral plan
First Nation leaders say a plan to save money by cutting the number of prisoners who are allowed to attend funerals would not work culturally.

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Assange gets an Aboriginal passport
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been offered an Aboriginal Nations passport after he was "abandoned" by Australian authorities.

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Sovereign Aboriginal nations consider sanctuary for Julian Assange
In an Indigenous Social Justice Association Media Statement it was stated that several sovereign nations are considering giving Julian Assange refuge.

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$250,000 delivered to each First Nation family at a cost of $220,000
White public servants rip off $220,000 per First Australian family a year, leaving families with an average of just $30,000, carefully and paternalistically "managed".

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Kimberley heritage sold out by 'conspiracy of deceit'
Records reveal a trail of deceit by West Australian government, Woodside and the Kimberley Land Council regarding the legitimacy of heritage claims.

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Spate of suicides grips Aboriginal community
In just a few months at Mowanjum community WA, five young people took their own lives. One teenage boy killed himself after arguing over a mobile phone.

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Government dismisses UN's concerns on NT Intervention
Government didn't formally respond to UN's concerns about its plans to extend a NTI until the legislation had passed parliament, new documents show.

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Misdiagnosed and refused treatment
An Indigenous Perth family grieving for the loss of their 28-year-old son is demanding to know if health authorities could have saved his life.

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Toomelah Human Rights Violations March
Toomelah Human Rights Violations March in Canberra on National Sovereignty Day 2012. Following the march, National Sovereignty Day was commemorated. NITV News

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Struggling to secure Indigenous rights
As Indigenous protests gain momentum around the world, most governments fail to practice what they have committed to internationally

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Videos of police brutality in Ballina NSW
Police officers violently attacked Corey Barker and falsely claimed he had assaulted them - Two ABC TV reports covers footage and details.

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Labor lays the groundwork for another apology
By extending the Intervention with the "Stronger Futures" legislation, Labor is now responsible for what will no doubt be the subject matter of a future apology.

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