Torres Strait Island Elder Aunty McRose Elu celebrated

Torres Strait Island Elder, Aunty McRose Elu, has won the 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of The Year Award for her tireless advocacy for Torres Strait communities and climate change. In a statement, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Aunty McRose Elu’s award recognised her decades-long contribution to Queensland as a campaigner and a strong family advocate. “Since 1980 Aunty McRose Elu has been drawing attention … Read More

Indigenous films and stories on the rise

By guest writer Jeaun Lewis Twitter: @JeaunLewis When Indigenous Australian star Hunter Page-Lochard started acting professionally he could not understand why he was overlooked, not just for roles, but for auditions. Then he started asking questions about opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander performers and skilled operatives in the entertainment industry. “I would see my acting friends of … Read More

Mt Nebo community honours first peoples

A long journey came to fruition when a First Peoples Recognition Site was opened recently at Mt Nebo. Research started in 1992 but was put on hold due to uncertainty as to who were the First Peoples of the area. Native Title was granted to the Jinibara in 2012 and the community then began dialogue with Jinibara Elders. Situated on … Read More