A truly feminist government would consider the plight of Indigenous men: Robyn Urback - CBC News | Opinion: It is rather remarkable that each time statistics about the homicide rate for Indigenous men (who are about two to three times more likely to be homicide victims than Indigenous women) get a little mainstream attention, there are still plenty of Canadians who are surprised by the information. But so entrenched in our national consciousness is this idea that Indigenous women are disproportionately the victims of Canada's colonial past that the actual numbers somehow never really disrupt the government's narrative, which has been focused exclusively on women.
Indigenous Kalgoorlie residents plan own legal action after landmark Palm Island court decision - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): The court found Queensland police were racist in their response to the 2004 death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee and the riots that followed.
Supporters of Kalgoorlie teenager Elijah Doughty, who was allegedly run down by a motorist in open grassland in August, have watched the Palm Island decision carefully.
Local Indigenous broadcaster Debbie Carmody believes the Palm Island ruling could open the door for a similar challenge in WA.
"The similarities between Palm Island and the Kalgoorlie experience? It is very very similar," Carmody said.
I am living proof of the stolen generation. Trust me, the trauma is real | Elaine Crombie for @IndigenousX | Opinion | The Guardian: I’ve never had to experience on a traumatic level what my mother and uncle did, but there are definite parallels and I have to make mention of this because lately people have spoken out about the subject of the stolen generation and its validity. Trust me, it is real. It did happen. I am living proof of it. I live today with no living culture that I can practise or pass down to my sons. I have no living tongue in my mouth that I can teach my kids. My tongue only knows a colonised speak.
“I am a perfect example of genocide,” I say it all the time, it’s my catchphrase for people who want to ask about my family and where I grew up. I see that look in their eye and have to hit them with a joke to lighten the mood before I spoil their day, you know.
Back to my yarn: I wouldn’t see Mum until Christmas time and she would come home and bring presents along with old scripts from plays that she had worked on during the year. We would read through them and she’d have me cracking up laughing at her stories, making up our own plays and some most of my fondest memories were doing things like this with her.
Myanmar (see previous): Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia has asked for help to stop what he calls the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. He mocks Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for doing nothing, a point which is also currently being made by The New York Times. Myanmar's response is to ban workers from travelling to Malaysia. The minority of Rohingya has been relocated to camps, fled the country, or faces ongoing persecution with their houses and villages burned by the Myanmar military, the women gang raped. In the 2015 election Rohingya were refused their right to vote yet the elections were welcomed by Europe and the U.S.. A recent article in the Asia & The Pacific Policy Society Forum notes 160,000 persons in displacement camps since the violence of 2012 and accepts the Human Rights Watch assessment of 1200 structures in Rohngya villages destroyed in the past month; generally the Rohingya are considered to be undergoing a genocide. Aung San Suu Kyi's stature as a Nobelist is providing cover for her inaction, the government's crime, as well as the policies of all concerned with increasing investment in Myanmar. A genocide warning continues.
Partial sources online: "Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya 'genocide': Mayalsia PM," AFP, Dec. 4, 2016, Bangkok Post; "Confronting genocide in Myanmar," Katherine Southwick, Dec. 2, 2016, Asia & The Pacific Policy Society; "Myanmar’s Leader Faulted for Silence as Army Campaigns Against Rohingya," Jane Perlez and Wai Moe, Dec. 1, 2016, The New York Times; "Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia," Dec. 7, 2018, Al Jazeera.
Donald Trump Advisors: Privatize Oil Reserves on Indian Reservations: Native American reservations cover just 2% of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves.
Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands, two chairmen of the coalition told Reuters in exclusive interviews.
The group proposes to put those lands into private ownership – a politically explosive idea that could upend more than century of policy designed to preserve Indian tribes on U.S.-owned reservations, which are governed by tribal leaders as sovereign nations.
The tribes have rights to use the land, but they do not own it. They can drill it and reap the profits, but only under regulations that are far more burdensome than those applied to private property.