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Tennis-Goolagong Cawley hopes for Indigenous successor to Barty | SaltWire

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Evonne Goolagong Cawley is hoping for the emergence of a successor to Ash Barty who can continue inspiring the country’s Indigenous children to take up the sport. Goolagong Cawley, the first Aboriginal Australian to win a Grand Slam title, claimed the last of her seven majors at Wimbledon in 1980. It took […]

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Canada

UPEI makes Indigenous Studies course mandatory in order to graduate | CBC News

The University of Prince Edward Island will now require all graduating students to have completed a course in Indigenous Studies. The course, part of the university’s newly established Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS), is launching this fall. Assistant professor David Varis, who is Cree and a member of the UPEI Indigenous Circle, says the Indigenous Teachings […]

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Canada

4 in 5 people who died last year while receiving child welfare in Alberta were Indigenous | CBC News

Advocates and researchers are calling for the Alberta government to decolonize the child welfare system after a record number of children, youth and young adults died last year — about four-in-five of whom were Indigenous. Provincial data shows 49 people died while receiving child intervention services in fiscal 2021-22 — the most in a year […]

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Gaming

Xbox Celebrates Indigenous Peoples of the World – Xbox Wire

For much of my life, I attempted to cover my Karuk heritage. I would hear a hurtful stereotype but not have the courage to speak up because previous instances were met with, “but you’re white,” as if my Indigenous heritage should be splayed along my skin to count. Fast forward to the summer of 2019 […]

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Health

Commemorating Indigenous People of the World’s Day

Members of the Standing Bear Council gathered at Rand Park on Saturday to commemorate this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, officially celebrated on Aug. 9. “We’re just trying to make people aware,” said council member Dona Herr. “There are so many things that are still overlooked when it comes to Native American […]

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Science

Rio Tinto hopes to set Cape York standards for cultural heritage, environment – National Indigenous Times

Having endured the whip of ridicule over its Juukan Gorge disaster, Rio Tinto hopes other miners will uphold the environmental protection standards it has established in northern Australia’s largest unspoilt wilderness. The miner signed a cultural heritage agreement with traditional owners in May after blowing up a 46,000-year-old rock shelter at the Juukan site, 1500 […]

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Canada

Prince George stadium used to host national Indigenous fastball tournament damaged in suspicious fire | CBC News

A piece of Indigenous baseball history in Prince George, B.C., suffered serious damage in a fire that RCMP are investigating as an arson.  Police said they received a report of a fire at Spruce City Stadium, located at 2210 Massey Dr., at around 5 a.m. PT Wednesday. The stadium is best known as home of the Canadian Native Fastball […]

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Canada

Meet the Treaty 3 Titans, who dominated the volleyball courts at Ontario’s Summer Indigenous Games | CBC News

When Tania Cameron left Kenora, Ont., with a bus full of athletes to the Ontario Summer Indigenous Games in Ottawa, she wasn’t sure if there would be enough money to afford hotel rooms through the weekend. Her eight-week fundraising campaign had fallen $6,500 short of its $53,000 goal to support seven teams of 15- to 18-year-old […]

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Canada

Indigenous group offers recommendations to Hamilton police after alleged assault by officer | CBC News

The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) is making recommendations to the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) to help address the “harm done by law enforcement agencies” against Indigenous peoples, after an officer allegedly assaulted an Indigenous man during an arrest.  “This needs to stop. Education, prevention and accountability must be of the highest priority of law enforcement,” HRIC executive director […]

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Sports

South Australian team announced for National Indigenous Tennis Carnival to be held in Darwin next week

3 August 2022 | Tennis SA Aspiring First Nations players are set to start their tennis journey following in the footsteps of their Indigenous tennis heroes, Grand Slam champions Ash Barty and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, when the third edition of the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival starts in Darwin, Northern Territory next week. A team of […]