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Learning about my own history and culture by mentoring Indigenous kids

When I was at school, Australian history started with Abel Tasman in 1642 and Captain Cook in 1770. From our text books these were the “civilised” people who “found” our country – although I always wondered how something could be found if it wasn’t technically “lost” in the first place.

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Accelerating Indigenous Entrepreneurship: Insights from the Census

It’s been a decade since the 2008 apology to the stolen generation and it’s fitting the 2016 Census results confirm a rise in the number of Indigenous business owners, both male and female.

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Standing in the Gallery: 10th Anniversary of Parliament’s Apology to The Stolen Generations

Parliament’s apology to The Stolen Generations wasn’t a single, stand-alone event. It was – at minimum – a seventeen year journey of difficult, heartfelt, honest conversations involving millions of Australians

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The gift of Makarrata offers opportunity to create a bridge between an ancient past and a hopeful future

At the Garma Festival on the weekend, Galarrwuy Yunipingu spoke of the “right (of Indigenous peoples)to have a voice”. On the International Day of Indigenous peoples, are we ready to listen?

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Connection to Indigenous culture told through stories #NAIDOC2017

Connection to culture is extremely important to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In NAIDOC Week we share Amanda’s story

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If we are to progress towards reconciliation we need to feel safe, vulnerable and brave

The theme for National Reconciliation Week is “let’s take the next steps”. An important concept. However, Andrew Olsen argues it is wishful thinking to believe we can focus on moving forward without recognising and addressing the current issues of our Indigenous peoples.

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Supporting reconciliation means working together to overcome the gap

Supporting reconciliation means working to overcome the division (often called the gap) and the inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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Indigenous identity is not the colour of your skin

When you ask the majority of Australians to describe an Indigenous person their standard definition involves some reference to colour. But Tahlia Burgoyne knows it is relationships and country that really define Indigenous Australians.

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Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: Let’s take the next steps

Saturday marked the start of National Reconciliation Week. This year the bookends are significant anniversaries of milestone events in the reconciliation journey. Peter Nash, KPMG chairman shares his vision for a reconciled Australia.

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Recognising a shared history: leading a genuine partnership with the First Australians

Australians of today are not directly responsible for what happened in the past. But it is part of our shared history.

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A reconciled Australia: Our Indigenous peoples understood, recognised and respected

At KPMG, our vision for every Indigenous Australian is equal opportunity to live and plan a positive future for themselves, their families and communities.

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Encouraging lifelong learning: mentoring through the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Only 60 percent of Indigenous students reach year 12 compared to 86 percent retention rate for non-Indigenous students.

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Recruiting our Indigenous brothers and sisters: not just tokenism

When I was first asked to write an article, I must admit I was a little bit reluctant. It’s not because I didn’t want to, instead I wanted to make…

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