Aboriginal elder still connected firmly to his roots

Aboriginal elder still connected firmly to his rootsWaterford - After spending much of his life trying to improve the treatment of Australia's indigenous populations by mainstream society - at best incompetent and at worst barbaric - you'd think Bob Randall would be a broken man, embittered from years of struggle and disappointment.

Aborigines urge UN to delay convict sites World Heritage move

Aborigines urge UN to delay convict sites World Heritage moveThe Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has asked a major United Nations group to suspend deliberations about whether to give Tasmanian convict sites like Port Arthur World Heritage status.

The UN's heritage body, UNESCO, is due to consider Tasmania's application in Brazil this week.

Aboriginals face most problems when treated for kidney disease

Aboriginals face most problems when treated for kidney diseaseA new study reveals that aboriginals in Canada have a higher infection and death rate when being treated for kidney disease and renal failure than the rest of the population, but scientists can't confirm why.

The study, by researchers from St. Boniface General Hospital and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, studied 727 adults — 161 of whom were Aboriginal — with end stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis, a process that uses a membrane in the abdomen called the peritoneum to filter wastes and excess water.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Aboriginals+face+most+problems+when+treated+kidney+disease/3323936/story.html#ixzz0utDMLuW0

Diary of a journey through Aboriginal communities is priced at £40,000

Diary of a journey through Aboriginal communities is priced at £40,000A handwritten account of an extraordinary trip to the remote areas of Western Australia's North-West Coast is being auctioned at Bonham's Travel and Exploration sale in London.

In 1982, five famous Australians, the artist John Olsen, writers Dame Mary Durack and Geoffrey Dutton, the conservationist Vincent Serventy and the art dealer and collector Alex Bortignon, set out on a 10 week journey to visit Aboriginal and other isolated communities and to study the land forms of the area.

Battling aboriginal tradition

Battling aboriginal traditionMark Podlasly complains of aboriginal stereotypes: poverty, crime, poor education, unemployment. All are present to varying extents in aboriginal Canada, but there are lots of Mark Podlaslys, too: well-educated, articulate, professional aboriginals, living off-reserve, who don’t accept the vision of most of the country’s native political leaders.