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Native Americans

Where Did We Come From? And who was there in the first place?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Heather Gray, Justice Initiative — Preface This will be the beginning of a series about where we came from and/or who was there already. Trump repeatedly says “Go back to where you came from.” So, I have questioned what on earth does he mean by that. All of us homo sapiens in the world came from Africa. But, also, as I started thinking about where I was born and where I…

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Australian Aboriginals

Australian Aboriginals to get billions in compensation for land & spiritual loss in landmark case

By News & Current Affairs

By RT News —  Aboriginals in Australia have won a ground-breaking case that paves the way for billions of dollars in compensation claims for colonial land loss, as well as loss of spiritual connection. The High Court of Australia ruled in favor of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali groups from the Northern Territory in the biggest ‘native title’ ruling on indigenous rights to traditional land and water in decades on Wednesday. It said…

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Black Lives Matter in Australia: wherever black people are, there is racism – and resistance

Black Lives Matter in Australia: wherever black people are, there is racism – and resistance

By Editors' Choice

By Patrisse Cullors and Rodney Diverlus — Of the many remarkable moments on our Australian trip so far, there’s one that stands out. On Tuesday night, we visited the Redfern community centre to meet with local Indigenous people and hear their stories. After playing the didgeridoo, Nathan Scott stood up, opened up his notebook and read out his father’s story. He was only six months old when his father Douglas…

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Black Lives Matter in Australia: ‘Incarceration is a way to destroy a community’

By Video/Audio

Video Description: Ahead of receiving the Sydney Peace prize, founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Patrisse Cullors, and Canadian lead organizer Rodney Diverlus traveled to Mildura in Victoria to meet Indigenous communities. In this special film with Guardian Australia and IndigenousX, the pair reflect on what they learned about the workings of the Koori justice system – and the long shadow of colonialism Video source — Guardian Australia

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