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Indigenous culture should be in Australian classrooms, graduating Catholic Torres Strait student says

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INDIGENOUS high school graduate Sahamar Ruben wants Australia’s education curriculum to include studies in Indigenous culture for the sake of non-indigenous students. Miss Ruben, a Torres Strait Islander student from St Peter Claver College, Riverview, said an Indigenous culture class would educate Australians on the rich culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  The grandchild of two Thursday Islanders, Miss Ruben ... Read More »

“We have to move now”: Islanders watch as their home disappears in the sea

Pais Taehu and Ursula Rakova

ALMOST 6000 islanders to Australia’s north face forced evacuation as they watch their low-lying Pacific homelands disappear under rising seas. Their plight amounts to just a drop in the ocean, and yet these island people take solace from Pope Francis’ call for action on climate change and the environment, and for the dignity of displaced persons. The communities of four ... Read More »

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