On June 13, the flag mural wall on The Block came down to make way for affordable Aboriginal housing, which is sorely needed in Redfern and Waterloo.
Garawa and other First Nations elders, who strongly oppose both the NT Intervention and fracking on their land, addressed a rally in Hyde Park on June 29.
As NAIDOC Week (July 7-14) calls on us to work together for a better future, it is important to remind all community members and policymakers about the crucial need for Aboriginal people to remain physically in place during moments of critical urban change.
In the week leading up to Australia Day on January 26, Aboriginal Christian leaders Aunty Jean Phillips and Brooke Prentis hosted 17 prayer meetings in every state and territory across Australia.
Wesley Enoch from the Noonuccal Nuugi people of Stradbroke Island believes that the date of Australia Day should not change, but that the way it is marked should be.
The Gathering Place in Caroline St built relationships with many Aboriginal people living on The Block as neighbours and friends.
Yabun is upbeat, inspiring, empowering and confronting.
For many of the couple of thousand people who attended over the day, Archie Roach’s heart-wrenching performance of “Took the Children Away” was a highlight.
The Block nears a critical juncture as the Pemulwuy Project secures departmental support, but critics are angered that student housing takes pride of place.
Despite a growing consensus pointing out the painful associations of January 26, endured by First Peoples as a date commemorating invasion, destruction of land and language, appropriation of…