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NAIDOC WEEK: “Moa Island will always be homeland for me”

ISAIAH Levi visited Moa Island, in the Torres Strait, for the first time when he was 16 and he immediately felt at home. Moa Island is the home of his family on his mother’s side. Isaiah, 18, is a Year 12 student at St Columban’s College, Caboolture, and he told his story as part of Brisbane Catholic Education’s Deadly Yarns ... Read More »

Indigenous schoolboy from Normanton joins alumni at Shorncliffe’s St Patrick’s College

WHEN Antoine Callope Tucker stepped into the grounds of St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe, his new black leather shoes weren’t the only discomfort. It was 2013 and the Year 8 student was somewhat bothered by his well-pressed dress shirt and tie. But the greatest contrast to his former schooling in Normanton, near the Gulf of Carpentaria, was the northern Brisbane college’s ... Read More »

Midwifery student has dream to see more indigenous midwives

Stephanie Archibald

WHEN Stephanie Archibald had her two children, the midwives who attended the birth were so wonderful she was inspired to switch her studies to become one herself. Ms Archibald, a Bigambul woman, whose traditional country straddles the inland border between Queensland and New South Wales, changed from studying forensic science at QUT, to a three-year Bachelor of Midwifery degree at Australian ... Read More »

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