Australia’s Freedom Ride was led by Kalkadoon and Arrente man Charles Perkins in 1965.
Truth-telling involves having honest conversations about this continent’s history.
The forced removal of children during the Stolen Generations created significant grief and trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, the impact of which is still being felt today.
The Barunga Statement called for self-determination and the granting of social, economic and cultural rights.
Australia's history includes widespread massacres of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There are currently two key mechanisms by which First Nations people can reclaim land in the western legal system: land rights and native title.
First Nations families whose loved ones have died in custody are leading the way for change. As the people most affected by deaths in custody, they are best placed to design solutions.
At the time of writing, 439 First Nations people have died in police custody in Australia since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991. None of these deaths have led to a single conviction of any person involved.
Talei Elu is a Saibai Koedal woman from Seisia — a small Torres Strait Islander community in remote Cape York. We yarned with Talei for our 5 Changemakers, 5 Days campaign.