Origin anthem mends some hearts and breaks others
HE State of Origin series might have been stained by the racist language of Andrew Johns, but the national anthem performance at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night appeared to be rugby league making a point.
Advance Australia Fair was sung before the Origin match in English and what was announced as the language of the Eora nation of the Sydney area by Corey Kirk, a 19-year-old Aborigine.
Today archaeologists believe that the “Tunit,” who are mentioned in Inuit stories, flourished in the arctic during ancient times, vanishing around the 14th century AD.
Archaeologists first encountered their remains in 1925 at a place called Cape Dorset on Baffin Island. They gave them the name “Dorset culture,” a term that is still used today.
A foothills athlete will have his name on display at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Ammon Crowfoot, 17, received a Thomas Longboat Award in May, which celebrates his Aboriginal heritage. The award is presented by the Aboriginal Sports Council to the top amateur female and male athletes in Canada of aboriginal descent.
A Winnipeg woman who took a spiritual journey with her pen and paper has landed a prize in Canada’s largest essay writing contest for aboriginal people.
Maria Starr, 27, recently earned a third place finish in the 19 to 29 age group category of the Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge.
The NSW Board of Studies has granted initial registration for a new, tuition-free Jesuit primary school for Aboriginal children, set to open in Sydney's Redfern next year.
The Rector of St Aloysius' College, Milsons Point, Father Ross Jones SJ, said the City of Sydney Council has also approved the development application for the refurbishment of the presbytery at St Vincent's Catholic Church in Redfern, where the school will be housed, reports Province Express.