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Aboriginal Veterans and Artists come together

Aboriginal veterans and artists have worked together to create a new exhibition that showcases the previously untold stories of Aboriginal South Australia Veterans of the Vietnam War. VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN is the third instalment of the creative Aboriginal Diggers program by Country Arts SA that focusses on the experiences of Aboriginal veterans.

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Next Stage for Aboriginal Families Study in SA

The Aboriginal Families Study is a research study that invited 344 women from across South Australia to talk about their birthing experiences. The study is in its second phase with researchers now wanting to reconnect with those women they spoke to over 5 years ago. Listen here:

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Telling the Stories of SA Aboriginal Vietnam Veterans

On Aboriginal Way this week, Kaliah Alice finds out about the VIETNAM, ONE IN ALL IN exhibition, which shares the untold stories of Aboriginal South Australian veterans of the Vietnam war through partnership with SA Aboriginal artists. Listen here:

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Time to value Indigenous Languages

Australian Indigenous languages are in a “dire” situation, with one language expert predicting that “we won’t have any Australian languages that are strong within the next five years”. Read more here:

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Jaky Troy on Indigenous Languages

At the launch of a 50c coin created to celebrate Australian Indigenous languages with 14 different language words for 'coin' in the design, Professor Jaky Troy says that the situation for the survival of Australian languages is “pretty dire” and that that we stand to lose half of the world’s Indigenous languages within the next 50 years. Listen here:

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Sageran Naidoo on Closing the Gap

On this program a chat about the importance of bringing community and health care providers together in a social way to discuss health options and promote regular health checks.

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Services come together for Closing the Gap Day

A community event held on Closing the Gap Day 2019 was focussed on educating community members and service providers about the wide range of health services available and raising awareness of annual health checks to catch and treat any illness and disease early on.

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Schania Ceegan on Closing the Gap

This week we mark Closing the Gap day, a day created by community organisations and individuals that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between the Indigenous and the non-indigenous communities in Australia.

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High Court rules on Native Title compensation

The High Court in Canberra has handed down a decision on a native title compensation claim that will provide clarity for traditional owners seeking payment for the loss of their native title rights.

It has upheld the significance of native title holders' spiritual connection to the land and the cultural effects when country is harmed in calculating compensation due.

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John Hill Independent Assessor Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

We speak to the man tasked with deciding on payments under the SA Stolen Generations Reparations scheme, the Independent Assessor John Hill. He explains how the scheme came about, how the big decisions were made, what the outcomes of the scheme were and what else might need to happen to support the families of Stolen Generations survivors. Listen here:

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June Oscar Social Justice Commissioner on women's perspectives

In June this year Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will present a report on the ideas and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the Federal Parliament and the Prime Minister. On the show this week, Kaliah speaks to June Oscar about the consulation as well as her response to the recent Closing the Gap annual report. Listen here:

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Reflections on the SA Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

Recently the SA Premier and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Steven Marshall released the final report of the South Australian Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme in state parliament. Lucy Kingston spoke to Arrente woman, Stolen Generations survivor and academic at the University of Adelaide Dr Jenni Caruso to find out her thoughts on the scheme and the report. Listen here:

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