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How one Man found identity through the "lost" Kaurna language.

by Brett Williamson,
Photo: Proud Kaurna man Stephen Gadlabarti Goldsmith in traditional face paint. (Supplied: Trentino Prior).
“Kulurdu marni ngathaitya.”That’s Stephen Gadlabarti Goldsmith’s favourite saying in Kaurna language, and it translates in English to “ sounds good to me”. 268 more words

The Kondhs of Odisha, India.

Kucheipadar, India
The Kondhs are the largest tribal group in Odisha, formerly Orissa.
Their culture centres on nature and sacred hills. Utkal Alumina is mining the 200m tons of bauxite under the Baphlimali hills, while the 8,000-plus Dongria Kondh on the Niyamgiri hills have lived under the threat of mining there by Vedanta Resources. 17 more words

Annual Beauty Contest in the Peruvian Rainforests.

In this June 23, 2015 photo, Yeni Casiano Barboza, 15, from the Ashaninka Indian community, Natividad, poses for a photo while waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest, in the Otari Nativo village, Pichari, Peru. 421 more words

Mabo 25 years on & the absurdist fiction of "Terra Nullius."

A replica of Captain Cook’s ship in Sydney: ‘The marks of Indigenous civilisation stretching to 60,000 years were all over this continent when Cook arrived.’ Photograph: The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images… 412 more words

Southern 'Fire' an omen in Aboriginal culture.

The red aurorae seen in southern Australian skies played an important role in Aboriginal culture (Image Credit: Alex Cherney Terrastro Gallery)
The aurora australis is seen by many Aboriginal groups as an omen of bushfires in the spirit world, according to a new study of traditional Indigenous oral culture. 97 more words

The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico.

Chihuahua, Mexico
A Tarahumara Indian is dressed as a Matachines dancer from the Dance of the Moors and the Christians during the San Guadalupe pilgrimage at a church in Nararachi village. 18 more words

Daisy May Bates, Indigenous Rights Activist 1863-1951.

Photo: State Library of South Australia.
Daisy May Bates (1863-1951), welfare worker among Aboriginals and anthropologist, was born on 16 October 1863 in Tipperary, Ireland, daughter of James Edward O’Dwyer, gentleman, and his wife Marguarette, née Hunt. 266 more words