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Australia's first Indigenous grower group celebrates success of Noongar-owned Dowrene Farms

From afar Dowrene Farms looks like a typical sheep operation, but to Australia's first Aboriginal grower group it is much more significant.

Major developers awarded millions through controversial Indigenous employment fund

Three of the Northern Territory's largest construction companies received more than $10 million of taxpayer funds through an Indigenous employment program that was later shut down over allegations of widespread fraud, an ABC investigation can reveal.

Fortescue Metals ‘Billion Opportunities’ program passes $2b in funding

Fortescue Metals Group has announced its Billion Opportunities program has passed $2 billion of funding to promote indigenous businesses. CEO Elizabeth Gaines says the company has made a deliberate decision to engage with Indigenous businesses.

Self-confessed 'hard-arsed' businessman barred from Aboriginal trusts

A blockbuster inquiry into a West Australian Aboriginal charitable trust responsible for handling millions of dollars in mining royalties has prompted legislative reforms that could have national implications.

Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund funding applications now open

ENHANCEMENT and protection of Aboriginal cultural fishing, along with supporting fisheries related business opportunities, are the overarching aims of the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund, which is now open for applications.

Skin in the game: how boarding school can fail Aboriginal kids

Boarding school can be life-changing but there are hidden struggles in the statistics

The ILC’s Our Land Our Future program is open for business!

Indigenous Land Corporation Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) is looking for land-based projects that unlock the productivity, value and profitability of the Indigenous Estate.

International News

Entrepreneur’s wearable Indigenous art appears on Dragons’ Den tonight

Informing the public, one pair of leggings at a time. That’s what a Langford entrepreneur hopes to do with her line of “wearable, authentic Indigenous art” that will be featured on CBC’s Dragons’ Den in a couple of weeks.

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Aboriginal-led justice project saves rural town almost $3m

Report explains why New Zealand's Māori are better off than Australia's Aborigines

New Zealand's Māori have better outcomes than Australia's Aboriginal people because our Government treats its indigenous people better, according to a report.

Call for Aboriginal tourism operators in Kings Park

The initiative has been prompted by demands from domestic and international visitors for authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences. According to recent Tourism WA data, 78 per cent of visitors to Western Australia seek an Aboriginal cultural experience.

Northern Land Council CEO sacked

The Northern Land Council CEO Joe Morrison has been sacked amid conflicts within the Aboriginal land rights organisation and will finish on Friday.

'Many untapped opportunities' in Indigenous communities

Country Liberal Candidate Jacinta Price says there are 'many untapped opportunities' in remote communities for Indigenous enterprise and business development.

Report criticises handling of Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum rorting claims

An inter-agency task force struck by the Northern Territory Government to investigate the largest known fraud ever committed in the NT did not meet for five straight months and was comprised of at least one government employee with a conflict of interest, a damning Auditor-General's report has found.

Register now for the Barayamal Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp

Barayamal’s Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp is for aspiring Aboriginal Entrepreneurs in Victoria, which will provide world-class content, mentoring, workshops and training to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey.

International News

Canada's First Conference On Legal Pot And Indigenous Communities Gets Underway

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B.C. to share gambling revenue with Indigenous communities

Horgan opened the fifth annual meeting with provincial and Indigenous leaders in Vancouver Thursday by announcing an agreement on gambling revenues, receiving praise from representatives of provincial and national aboriginal organizations.

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How a non-drinking bush brewer is turning boabs into beer

An Aboriginal entrepreneur who's making beer and other products from the famous boab tree is one of many Indigenous business owners in WA's Kimberley bucking the trend when it comes to start-up success.

Indigenous groups call for investigation into Scullion fund stoush

Indigenous groups are calling for a full investigation into Nigel Scullion’s “totally inappropriate use of Aboriginal-earmarked funds”, following revelations that as minister he approved grants to NT lobby groups to argue against land claims.

Ten business podcasts to fuel your next venture

Lift the lid on business wars, famous brands and million-dollar founders simply by hitting 'play'.

Tarnanthi Art Fair shines a light on the next generation of emerging Indigenous artists

The market for young and emerging Indigenous artists is booming, with events like this weekend's Tarnanthi Art Fair in Adelaide helping the next generation grow the industry.

Aboriginal oyster farm pearl in the making

Aboriginal elder Bunug Galaminda says his dream is that oysters from a farm owned and operated by Warruwi community members in the Northern Territory will one day be eaten in big city restaurants around Australia.

Christ Church Grammar School students launch Tied to Culture an online indigenous-inspired tie business

THREE boys from the bush have found an ingenious way of putting their Aboriginal heritage front and centre in boardrooms across Perth, while making a pretty penny along the way.

Don’t be fooled into thinking all Indigenous people hate mining

Sky News host Warren Mundine says not all Aboriginal people hate mining, as thousands of Indigenous people all over the country work in the sector.

Head of nation's largest land council steps down

During his four years heading the Northern Land Council's management team, Joe Morrison championed a series of Indigenous issues, including trying to reclaim water rights removed by the former CLP government.

Give Backathon "Game Jam" ✈️🎮

After running the first ever Indigenous charity hackathon, Barayamal is now running the first “Game Jam” that aims to help close the disparity gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by building games that will inspire and teach Indigenous youth how to code.