Noongar people of south-west WA are pursuing more than $290 billion for “spiritual damage” caused by loss of their traditional land.
The figure would be almost a quarter of Australia’s gross domestic product of $1.4 trillion and more than West Australia’s gross state product of $259 billion.ABC News
In 1971, Geoffrey Bardon took up a posting at a primary school in Papunya, 250 kilometres west of Alice Springs. An art teacher by profession, he encouraged the town’s men to paint their traditional dreamings, beginning a contemporary Indigenous art movement that has spread to many parts of Australia. It has now made a splash on New York’s art auction scene for the first time, a well deserved but long-time coming event.The Age
More than 21 Aboriginal art centres, galleries and high-profile individuals have written to federal, state and territory governments. More than 21 Aboriginal art centres, leading galleries and high-profile individuals have written to the federal, state and territory governments pleading for action to stamp out “carpetbagging” – unethical art dealing and the exploitation of vulnerable Aboriginal artists – in central Australia.The Guardian
Seven West Media has agreed to a confidential settlement with a remote Aboriginal community which claimed they had been defamed during a controversial Sunrise segment last year.The Sydney Morning Herald
The Gun Lake Tribe has shared more than $136 million with state and local governments, including more than $91 million with the State of Michigan, since Gun Lake Casino opened in February 2011.
Most recently, the Gun Lake Tribe announced its fall revenue sharing payments of more than $5.6 million to Michigan, nearly $2.4 million to the local revenue sharing board, and $1.68 million to GLIMI, an economic development entity. The figures are calculated from electronic gaming revenues reported from April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.Native Business
As work continues on combating water issues facing First Nations in Canada, researchers and organizations are increasingly looking at the role of Indigenous self-determination in terms of policy, research and governance.Saskatoon Starphoenix