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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Open Letter to the Vice-Chancellor

By The Indigenous Collective   Dear Professor Ian Jacobs,   Nura Gili is regarded as a leader of Indigenous Higher Education in Australia. We as students take pride in the fact that Nura Gili staff and its Director are dedicated to being research and teaching intensive. As students of Nura …

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Stan Grant, Wallace Wurth Lecture.

By Ruby Langton-Batty*   On July 29, Stan Grant was awarded an honorary doctorate by UNSW and delivered the Wallace Wurth Lecture. His delivery was more than a speech—it was a performance that took the audience on a journey – from the beginning of our Nation’s colonial history, to the …

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Hyphenated Afghan

  By Sosan Rahimi    My name is Sosan. I am 21. I have black hair. I have brown eyes. I am Muslim. I am Afghan-Australian.   On 20 September 2000, I arrived in Sydney from Pakistan on a humanitarian visa. I was 5 years old at the time. Humanitarian …

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Shaping Indigenous Affairs: Recognition or Treaty?

By Aaron Lowth   It has been almost fifty years since the ’67 Referendum. A generation has passed yet we still lack any form of constitutional recognition, land rights or a treaty in modern Australia. We are seeing the gap between Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and the …

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Unsilencing the Aboriginal woman’s voice

By Bridget Cama   Calm down!  – Relax!  – Take a chill pill!  – Woah… so much sass! You’re such an angry black woman… These are comments that I (and many of my female Aboriginal friends and colleagues) receive on a regular basis. As Aboriginal women, we have and always have …

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Review: Under the Sun (Mark Pritchard)

  By Aaron Taverniti   Warp Records has been on somewhat of a hot streak so far in 2016. Mark Pritchard’s first LP for the label follows two stellar efforts from his countrymen: Bibio’s A Mineral Love, and Clark’s piercing soundtrack to the trans-European crime thriller mini-series, The Last Panthers. …

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