Indigenous community wins case against Kenyan government

A community of hunters and gatherers in Kenya has won a historic case against the Kenyan government, with the African Court on Human and People’s Rights ruling that their rights had been violated. In a ruling delivered last week in Arusha, Tanzania, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights said the Kenyan government had … Continue reading Indigenous community wins case against Kenyan government

More than 200 Indigenous women in business meet for Australian-first conference

Ella Bancroft faces a particular challenge in kickstarting her career — finding a way to marry her commercial goals with her Indigenous culture. Key points •180 business women attended the Australian-first meeting •600 women applied, eclipsing the 90 registrations expected •There's been a surge in the number of Indigenous business owners over the past decade, … Continue reading More than 200 Indigenous women in business meet for Australian-first conference

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal Government agreed to fund a dedicated Medicare item for the treatment. The item was a recommendation of the taskforce charged with reviewing all 5,700 items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Remote dialysis will be added to … Continue reading Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Dozens of refugees in Victoria's south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from South Sudan, Burma and Iran climbed up to the top of Wurdi Yawang or Big Rock in the You Yangs, south-west of Melbourne for a gathering of the elders ceremony. … Continue reading Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

On January 1, 1994, thousands of indigenous men and women in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, who identified themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), declared war on the Mexican government. The Zapatistas considered themselves the product of 500 years of struggle against Spanish colonization, North American imperialism, and Mexican authoritarianism. Their … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico