Monday, June 24, 2024

FIRST PEOPLES

FIRST PEOPLES

A place where culture can be cherished and shared

Some years back, the City of Sydney purchased 119 Redfern Street (former site of Redfern Post Office) with the intention of providing a local Aboriginal knowledge and culture centre. The premises was officially opened on May 11, and offers two levels of multipurpose community and commercial space.

Native Foodways – ‘Baking is one part of what we do’

Native Foodways is a First Nations owned and led social enterprise partnering with people from communities across Australia.

‘Research and art practice inform each other’ Artist Profile: Konstantina

Gadigal artist Konstantina (Kate Constantine) has published an extraordinary book.

16th Coloured Diggers March

REDFERN: The Coloured Diggers March on Anzac Day was the 16th to be held. The day serves to commemorate the history of the First Peoples of Australia and New Zealand who served to protect their countries in armed conflicts overseas.

Healing and many other things Artist Profile: Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people of western NSW. She was born in Erskineville in 1957, the fourth of Eleanor and Matthew James Smith’s five children. As a child, Sharon was very close to her extended family.

‘A celebration of blackness by queer black artists’

Boomalli’s 2024 Mardi Gras exhibition, My Sovereign Black Body, explores First Nations identity “stripped back to the basics”.

Photos from January 26

Michelle Haywood captures the mood of January 26 with this collection of photos from across South and central Sydney.

A Torres Strait Islander Elder shares her story

I’m Aunty Joyce Wymarra from Badu, one of the western islands of the Torres Strait.

Always a new challenge, every trail different

Recently appointed CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), Grant Cameron, is positive about the future. A Kamilaroi man with strong connections to Redfern, Grant says, “The NCIE is a unique cultural hub where people can come, learn and grow.

Letter a must-read for all Australians

On behalf of our volunteer contributors and distributors, the...

A Statement for Our People and Country

To the Prime Minister and every Member of the...

‘We keep the ball in motion’

Redfern All Blacks (RAB), part of the South Sydney District...

Want to understand the Voice in your language? Inspire others to vote Yes?

In the past four weeks, multiple multicultural and community...

Religious and multicultural groups pledge Yes

Religious and multicultural communities across Sydney gathered at Pitt...

Heritage changes

Imagine a group of over 1,400 people assembled in...

Rachel Perkins is continuing her father’s legacy of activism ahead of the referendum

On Tuesday September 19, filmmaker and co-chair of Australians...

Moments from the Yes23 campaign in pictures

In the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Indigenous Australians...

Michael Long walks for the Voice and asks ‘Where is the love for my people?’

On August 14, champion former Essendon player Michael Long...

Support and nurture through culture and dance

My name is Jodie Welsh and I am a...

YES – if not now, when?

"If we don’t seize the moment now, then when?"...

Pemulwuy in pictures

Our photographer Michelle Haywood captured the Pemulwuy opening event...

NAIDOC – Elders honoured, call for choice through Voice

GADIGAL LAND: A festive air infused the NAIDOC celebrations...

‘I call myself a story catcher’

My name is Michelle Blakeney and my mother, Salina...

Pemulwuy opening celebrates AHC’s 50th

The Pemulwuy opening on July 25 celebrated the Aboriginal...

Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern – free community day

The Indigenous Science Experience Community Day, run at the...

Sydneysiders rally in Surry Hills to say Yes

Thousands of Australians gathered in Prince Alfred Park in...

Indigenous veterans of Korean War recognised

As part of its ongoing research program, the Australian...

Believing the Black Witness and the power of YES

Two keynote speakers at the Sydney Writers’ Festival raised...

Wisdom of our Elders – the story of Elvis Fields

My name is Elvis Fields and I live in...

In Redfern exhibit, Elders explore the meaning of home

Nine studio portraits of Aboriginal Elders hang from the...

Free birth certificates for First Nations people in Sydney

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Sydney can...

Growing up on The Block

The Block in Redfern was a unique neighbourhood to...

Maritime training, cultural programs, radio broadcasts, musical performance …

My name is Timothy Gray and I’m a Gumbaynggirr/Wiradjuri/Bidjigal man and I live on Gadigal country in Redfern.

New mural shimmers in Darlington

Fintan Magee’s new mural in Darlington of Patyegarang and William Dawes is compelling. “Lost Figures” stretches four storeys high and is located at 501 Wilson Street next to Carriageworks.

‘Paying respect to those that served before’

The Coloured Digger event and Anzac Day March commemorates...

Naming people and places, finding common ground

Dhungatti artist Blak Douglas returns to Manly Art Gallery & Museum to present Inverted Commoners, his first public solo exhibition since winning the 2022 Archibald Prize.

Yes – a new chapter in our national story 

Later this year, Australians will be given the chance...

Voice to Parliament Forum shows recognition is key

About 300 people filled a lecture theatre at UTS...

Dalara Williams announced as Balnaves Fellow

Belvoir has announced Gumbaynggirr and Wiradjuri actor and creative...

Yabun – enjoyment for everyone

The musical line-up at the Yabun Festival at Victoria Park, Broadway, on January 26, was outstanding.

New book highlights faces and voices of Sydney’s First Nations people

If you want to learn more about the ongoing...

The Blak Markets celebrate 10 years

The Blak Markets are celebrating their 10th anniversary on...

Tribal Warrior relaunches iconic Sydney ferry Wirawi / Lady Northcott

On January 25, Tribal Warrior relaunched the iconic former Sydney ferry...

‘Send my art to family’ – Artist profile: Louise Corpus

Aunty Louise Corpus is a Yawuru woman with Chinese...

Keating’s Redfern address sparks Redfern Oratorio

Paul Keating’s iconic “Redfern Speech” of 1992 is finding...

Australia’s oldest Aboriginal medical service celebrates 50th anniversary

Eight hundred guests joined the Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative...

Local teacher and Elder recognised at Aboriginal education awards

A local teacher and an Aboriginal Elder have been...

PARTY | PROTEST | REMEMBER to feature First Nations’ finest at Carriageworks

PARTY | PROTEST | REMEMBER is a free event at Carriageworks held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Black Theatre and to bring First Nations’ creativity and concerns to all who attend.

No safety in numbers for Aboriginal footballers

Explosive allegations of racism raised by an external review into the Hawthorn Hawks have again put the AFL and its relations with Indigenous players in the spotlight. Eddie Betts and several others have responded that the allegations make them sad but not surprised.

The Boy from Boomerang Crescent

Eddie Betts – who played for AFL teams Carlton and Adelaide over his 16-year career and is now on Geelong’s coaching staff – is convinced that football saved him. He describes his childhood in Kalgoorlie and Port Lincoln as happy, with a loving and loyal extended family. Still, by his mid-teens, he was disengaged from school and getting into trouble.

Anti-monarchy protest expresses anger and sadness

September 22, a National Day of Mourning for Queen...

Local love story broaches Indigenous issues – an interview with Yvonne Weldon

“I was resigned to the fact that it might...