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Tragic confrontation in the desert

I find Nicolas Rothwell’s bald assertion that the APY women are “ritually subservient to the men” – and therefore should bow to their will in such matters as the Ngintaka Tjukurpa – so powerfully denied by the Story itself.

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For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell shows extreme disrespect of Anangu governance by referring to the traditional owners of the Ngintaka songline who have led the project as ‘plausible-seeming desert leaders’. Who is he to judge their traditional knowledge or status?

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Vale Paddy ‘Cookie’ Japaljarri Stewart

If you have ever visited the art centre at Yuendumu, it’s likely that you met Cookie … you would have heard him laugh or grind his teeth as he concentrated on his work.

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Djambuy’s case and the recognition of Aboriginal customary law

“This is the first time in a long time that Balanda (European) and Yolngu laws have worked together like this. Yolngu are not asking for a separate system. This is about creating a dialogue between the two systems.”

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Out from behind the razor wire.

Polly Hemming’s contacts “through the wire” with a group of young asylum seekers have enriched her life. Her story is one we can all – hopefully – take heart and our own lessons from.

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Senator Nova Peris OAM. Maiden speech, 13 November 2013

I am a Territory Girl. I am immensely proud of who I am and where I hail from. It is majestic. The Northern Territory’s very talented musicians, our artists, our sports men and women. Our culture, our iconic and diverse landscape that boasts a number of world heritage listings. There is certainly is no other place I would rather call home.

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The Church Without Christ – Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood and the ‘Sunday Assembly’

“Much of modern religion is a side show. The better your pitch, the more freakish your display, the more likely you are to get an audience.”

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The Yirrkala Church Panels, the title deeds for Yolngu clan estates

This week’s 2013 NAIDOC celebrations focus on the role of the 1963 Yirrkala bark petitions. Here we look at the equally significant history and importance of the Yirrkala Church Panels, also created in 1963.

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The Yirrkala Bark Petitions. How an old typewriter helped change the course of Australian history

In this NAIDOC Week when the focus is on the impact of the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Australian Parliament, it is timely to reflect how an old typewriter helped change the course of Australian history.

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Yalmay Yunupingu. “Today we celebrate a true Yolngu Maralitja Gumatj man, Dr Djarrtjuntjun Yunupingu”

Yalmay Yunupingu reflects on the work, life and passions of her husband Dr M Yunupingu.

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