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Melbourne Demons Steven May, far left, and Jack Viney, far right launch the Narrm Football Club along with Indigenous artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward Ben Gibson / Melbourne Football Club

Demons adopt Indigenous name

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Melbourne Football Club has adopted its traditional Indigenous name for two rounds of the AFL season in a move the club hopes will promote education and important conversations

Indigenous Sporting Firsts artwork for Kids News

Moments that made sporting history

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To celebrate Indigenous Sport Month, Kids News is looking at 50 sporting firsts achieved by Indigenous athletes through history, from Patty Mills to Cathy Freeman and everyone in between

London Olympics 2012 - Women's 20km Race Walk in London. Australia's Beki Lee in action.

Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

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Olympian Beki Smith loves learning traditional Indigenous – or Yulunga – games from her eight-year-old son. You can try them too by downloading the special Yulunga games guide in this story

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Barty: I want to inspire kids to chase their dreams

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Indigenous Sport Month ambassador and retired tennis champ Ash Barty reveals her heroes and hopes for the future

The party’s over but it sure was memorable

Mark Knight's cartoon on Ash Barty's shock retirement from tennis.
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The end of the Barty Party has left many of us feeling a bit flat, but the tennis champ knows when the time is right for her to head for the exit, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Ash Barty retires from tennis

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Australian tennis legend Ash Barty has made the stunning decision to retire from tennis at the age of 25, saying she is ‘really, really excited’ about what the future holds

Celebrating our female sporting champs

MELBOURNE, JANUARY 29, 2021: Australian Open Tennis 2022. Ashleigh Barty in action against Danielle Collins during the womens singles final on Rod Laver Arena. Picture: Mark Stewart
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Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a look at eight inspirational Australian female athletes

Musos join push for Indigenous lessons

Australia Day Live Isaiah Firebrace
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Singer Isaiah Firebrace’s petition for Indigenous languages and cultural lessons in schools is gaining momentum and could lead to changes in the teaching of First Nations history

Aboriginal flag ‘freed’

Melanie La Frentz, Alyssa La Frenz and Jamarley Edey from Wynnum with Aboriginal Flag, Monday, January 21, 2022 - Picture: Richard Walker
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The Australian Aboriginal flag has been made free for public use after the federal government finally settled a complicated copyright battle

Barty’s the queen of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her Women’s Singles Final match against Danielle Collins of United States during day 13 of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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It’s been 44 long years since an Aussie has won the Australian Open but that all changed with Ash Barty’s gutsy comeback victory. Download your Barty hero poster here

Acting legend at one with the land

Mark Knight cartoon for Kids News.
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Cartoonist Mark Knight has paid tribute to Indigenous acting legend David Gulpilil Dalaithngu whose death was announced this week

Aussie codes unite against racism

RAMPANT racism at elite and junior sports events has been uncovered in ÒstartlingÓ new research. Western Bulldogs VFL footballer Reuben William is leading the push against racism in sport. Reuben is joined by Jay Knol, 7, Jackson Ramantanis, 8, Hugo Wallert, 7 and Imani, 10. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
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Australia’s biggest sporting codes have called time on racist conduct with new guidelines to hold offenders to account

Cricket star backflips on taking the knee

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 23: Players of South Africa take the knee ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and SA at Sheikh Zayed stadium on October 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
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South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has changed his mind about taking the knee against racism and apologised for walking out on a T20 World Cup match

Patty Mills’ towering praise from Gaze

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)  Patty Mills #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center on October 08, 2021 in New York City. The Nets defeated the Bucks 119-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Boomers basketball great Andrew Gaze has predicted NBA star Patty Mills will take the top spot as Australia’s best ever player

School votes to dump Batman house name

John Batman depicted negotiating what is known as Batman's Treaty with the Kulin people in 1835.
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An elite Victorian girls’ school has voted to drop the name of Melbourne founder John Batman from one of its houses

Fraser Island to be renamed ‘paradise’

Camping on Fraser Island (K'gari)

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Queensland’s spectacular Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, is to be renamed K’gari, the word for “paradise” in the language of the area’s traditional owners

Racism pain inspires song about Eddie Betts

NO INTERNET - EMBARGOED UNTIL SATURDAY - Adelaide Crows Eddie Betts wearing this year's Indigenous Jumper. Photo Sarah Reed
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One of Australia’s most respected singers and songwriters has turned AFL legend Eddie Betts’ fight against racism into an emotional song

Meet Australia’s youngest First Nations filmmaker

KIDS NEWS: Penelope Towney is a seven-year-old Wiradjuri girl who has made her first short film to celebrate First Nations culture. Picture: Katelyn Slyer.
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Wiradjuri girl Penelope Towney is just seven-years-old, but the Year 2 student from the Illawarra region of NSW has already made a short film celebrating her family’s country and culture

Olympics opening ceremony flag honour

Aussie flag bearer Patty Mills
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Basketballer Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell will share the honour of carrying Australia’s flag at the historic opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

Barty repeats her idol’s Wimbledon feat

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy after winning her Ladies' Singles Final match against Karolina Pliskova of The Czech Republic  on Day Twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Simon Bruty - Pool/Getty Images)
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Tennis star Ashleigh Barty is celebrating victory at Wimbledon 50 years after her idol and fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley first achieved the feat

How outback oval became the ‘MCG of the Desert’

Ashley Smith, 11, and Latahnia Anderson, 10, on the newly grassed Santa Teresa Oval in the Northern Territory  on May 3, 2021.  Picture: Emma Murray
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A footy oval has been transformed into a green grassy oasis in a remote Northern Territory town in a project led by the Melbourne Football Club

Australia’s most influential Indigenous sports stars

Athlete Cathy Freeman wins gold. Cathy at Medal Presentation. PicCraig/Borrow  headshot /sydney olympic games sport olympics athletics olympic2000 sydney2000 25 Sept 2000
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They have thrilled us on the field, track, court and in the pool, but the achievements of these Indigenous athletes go beyond sport

Footy celebrates Indigenous links

Sydney Stack of the Tigers leads the pre match activites during the Round 10 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, May 25, 2019.  (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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The history, culture and achievements of Our First Nations peoples will be in the sporting spotlight this week as the AFL and NRL kick off their Indigenous rounds

Australia’s Olympic Games uniforms unveiled

DAILY TELEGRAPH - Pictured are Olympic Athletes (L-R) Gronya Somerville, Lachlan Tame, Keesja Gofers, Jess Fox, George Ford, Bendere Oboya, Tarni Stepto, Dan Watkins and Safwan Khalil, unveiling the Sportscraft Tokyo Olympic Games Uniforms at Wylies Baths in Coogee today. Picture: Tim Hunter.
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Australia’s Olympic Games uniforms for Tokyo show how clothes carry stories, memories and inspiration for our athletes

Aussie athletes dressing for Olympic success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Australian athletes pose during the Australian Olympic Team Tokyo 2020 uniform unveiling at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on March 31, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
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Members of the Australian Olympic Team have revealed the Tokyo 2021 Games uniform. Meanwhile, FIFA has announced nine Australian cities will host Women’s World Cup matches in 2023

Breakthrough in dating our oldest rock art

A two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has been identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock painting. 

Traditional owner, Ian Waina, recording the 17,300 year old painting of a kangaroo. Peter Veth, Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation
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Australia’s oldest painting has been identified as a kangaroo-like image created more than 17,000 years ago in the Kimberley region of WA, a big step forward in creating an accurate art timeline

Education drives Kirrah’s dream

Indigenous student Kirrah Stothers, 17, is from Katherine in the Northern Territory and attends prestigious Seymour College in Adelaide on an Australian Indigenous Education Foundation scholarship. She is one of the stars of the Sky News documentary, Changing Our Nation. For Kids News
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Meet Kirrah Stothers, one of the stars of an inspirational documentary about young indigenous students following their dreams to change the world

Indigenous design first for our men’s cricket team

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc shows off the indigenous playing shirt the Australians will wear in the T20 international series against India. For Kids News
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Australia’s indigenous culture will be celebrated when the men’s cricket team takes to the field in the coming T20 series. Discover what the design represents

New push to change Australian anthem lyrics

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: The Wallabies players embrace during the playing of the Australian National Anthem before the 2020 Tri-Nations match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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The NSW Premier has called for a change to the lyrics of the national anthem to better acknowledge Australia’s proud Indigenous history but some say it’s not enough of a change

The day the flag was missing from the big game

Knight cartoon for 22/8/20 on the aboriginal flag ownership rights during the AFL Indigenous round
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What a thrill to see this year’s big AFL Dreamtime game between the Bombers and the Tigers played in Darwin. But what a shock that the Aboriginal flag — an important symbol — was missing

Dreaming of an Uluru without climbers

Mark Knight cartoon on final day of being able to climb Uluru
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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew Uluru as an indigenous character dreaming of a life without interference on spiritual land

Ancient stories brought to life in 3D

The tongue of the Rainbow Serpent flashes like lightning in the Dreamings from the Saltwater Country. Picture: Wununguru Awara/Monash University
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There were once at least 250 indigenous Australian languages — now, there are just a few. A project combining cutting-edge technology with ancient stories aims to stop the decline

Aussie boy youngest to speak at UN

Central Australian 12-year-old Dujuan Hoosan has given a speech to the world’s peak human rights body at the United Nations in Geneva. Picture: Supplied/Human Rights Law Centre
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A 12-year-old Australian boy has become the youngest person to speak at the United Nations, demanding Australia stop putting children as young as 10 in jail

Fight to free Aboriginal flag from restrictions

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Australian Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris is leading the fight against a clothing company that bought the copyright to the Aboriginal flag from the artist who designed it

Goodes film on racism sparks strong emotions

07.08.2010 - Adam Goodes celebrates goal during Sydney Swans v Hawthorn AFL game at the SCG in Sydney. Picture. Phil Hillyard 
The Final Quarter - The documentary on the final 3 years of the career of Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans. Picture.
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Former AFL footballer Adam Goodes’ documentary, in which he addressed bullying and racism he faced while playing, has led to expressions of strong emotion and support for the Swans star

Queues of climbers spoil Uluru and parklands

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A rush of tourists trying to climb Uluru before it is banned is causing traffic jams on the historic rock and polluting its surrounding parklands with rubbish and human waste

Australians may be 120,000 years old

UNDATED : Copy of early undated image of central Australian aboriginals, similar to those who masterminded or were victims of strange ritual killings known as "kadaitcha.
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Scientists have discovered humans may have been living in Australia for 120,000 years. If proven right, the discovery could rewrite the indigenous history of our nation

Footballers say no to racism

AFLX skippers Nat Fyfe, Eddie Betts, Patrick Dangerfield   and Jack Riewoldt on the roof at Marvel Stadium. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
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The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism

Kakadu’s traditional owners granted Jabiru native title

Mirarr traditional owners Yvonne Margarula and Nida Mangarnbarr hold up the judgment documents with a next generation traditional owner Simon Mudjandi following Friday's Jabiru Township Native Title determination in Jabiru, NT.
Picture: Justin Kennedy
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The Mirrar people have been granted native title rights over the Kakadu mining town of Jabiru after a 20-year fight. We look at the history of the Native Title Act in Australia

PM wants national day for indigenous Aussies

Life Without Barriers is holding a NAIDOC Week event at Mount Annan Botanic Garden. Josh Bell performing the smoking ceremony. Photographed 11th July 2018.  (AAP IMAGE/Matthew Vasilescu)
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested adding a new national day to our calendar to celebrate indigenous Australians

Our first indigenous Winter Olympian

Figure skating pair Ekaterina 'Katia' Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor after being announced as members of the Australian figure skating team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Sydney, Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The figure skating team are the first selected members for the 2018 Australian Winter Olympic Team to travel to the Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February next year. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito) NO ARCHIVING
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Figure skater Harley Windsor becomes first indigenous athlete to be selected for a Winter Games