Indigenous opera hits a personal note * Fiona Scott-Norman * From: The Australian * Jul

Indigenous opera hits a personal note      * Fiona Scott-Norman     * From: The Australian     * JulAUSTRALIA'S first Aboriginal opera is coming to the stage.

SOPRANO Deborah Cheetham has an audacious ability to turn any situation into an opportunity. Bullied at her Sydney school for being a "fat Abo", she would challenge her persecutor to a fight after hours and spend the day selling tickets to the ensuing spectacle (she routinely won).

A welcoming start to NAIDOC Week in Hobart

A welcoming start to NAIDOC Week in HobartTo mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Hobart, Aunty Eva Richardson gives a welcome to country and raises the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags outside the ABC Centre in Hobart. NAIDOC Week is a recognise and celebrate our country's Ingigenous heritage and culture.

San Diego County tribe says proposed landfill would be too close to sacred site

 San Diego County tribe says proposed landfill would be too close to sacred siteOn its way to the ocean, the San Luis Rey River runs through a hilly, brushy parcel of land known as Gregory Canyon.

With large stands of coastal oak and cottonwood trees and a population of rattlesnakes and even a few mountain lions, the canyon is tucked away in a sparsely populated part of northeast San Diego County, just south of California 76 and three miles east of Interstate 15.

Molina supports Native Americans in health care

Molina supports Native Americans in health careMolina Healthcare of New Mexico has donated $10,000 to the University of New Mexico Foundation to support Native American students in the School of Medicine program. The donation is the first in a multi-year commitment Molina is making to support Native American medical education.

Shamanism exhibit at Quintana Galleries

Shamanism exhibit at Quintana GalleriesThis is the carving Catcher of Souls, by John Hudson. Hudson has three carved pieces hanging in Quintana Galleries for the "shamanism: between the human and the spirit world" exhibit.