KOORI GRAS is a radical celebration of sparkling defiance

First Nations LGBTQI+ people and communities have a long history of contributing to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) festival, particularly as parade participants.

Birthing On Country is a Sovereign Right For Indigenous Parents

Indigenous maternal and neonatal outcomes are disappointing, given that Australia prides itself on the delivery of safe clinical maternity care. Indigenous women are disproportionality disadvantaged when it comes to culturally safe maternity care, and often experience racism when accessing mainstream services, which forms distrust and disengagement in mainstream maternity services.

“Our Kids Belong With Family”: a look into institutional child removal

In Australia, the earliest form of child protection began within weeks of the first white settlements being established (Gandevia 178). The earliest institution established to remove children from families was set up less than a decade after colonisation, The Norfolk Island Orphan School opened in 1795 and was the precursor to institutional child removal within Australia.

We know ‘the system’ has long failed Aboriginal people – so why not cyberpunk it?

Indigenous disruption of cruel government policies could further the cause of self-determination and might even help save the planet

Aunty Joyce Williams: Almost a Century Worth of Resistance and Still Fighting Strong

In many ways, Nan is like a real-life superhero torn from the pages of a Marvel or D.C comic. She was taking care of me and my health issues, she was raising my siblings, making sure we were always fed (her homemade damper a delight), keeping that red roof over our heads, driving us to school to receive an education. That same love has been shared with her grandchildren, children, and many nephews and nieces throughout a near full century of living.

Black Queerness: A Mutually-Assured Construction

The celebration and assertion of our identities as queer mob has always unsettled and challenged colonial sentiments; that complex sexualities are incompatible with Aboriginality. Resilience and reclamation runs in the blood of our mob, queer Blakfullas have always been at the frontier of resistance.

Invasion Day and the Inherent Discrimination of Australian Nationalism

Nationalism is defined as an ideology or movement of intense devotion and loyalty to one nation-state by prioritising that nation’s interests over others. Nationalism is not inherently good or bad. It depends entirely on how it is used and what message is portrayed.

5 Tips On How to Avoid Being Hot Garbage this Invasion Day

Don’t be a dumb dawg and have a piss up on aus day, its old, its boring, its racist, it just sux.

Rest as Resistance

Mililma May, Larrakia/Tiwi woman and co-founder of Uprising of the People writes about rest as resistance during a global pandemic and rise of white supremacists anti-vax groups.

Bypass the BBQ and Show Up this Invasion Day

This January 26th I challenge you to forego the usual beers and bbq, and instead start a new trend. 

Some Books You Can Read Instead Of Celebrating ‘Australia Day’

We are still here, we have survived. I am a bookworm at heart, and keep track of all the books I read, I know when I was at an Invasion Day march on Gadigal Country two years ago, I was reading Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe at the time. Carrying it around in my backpack, next to my water bottle and my phone, switched off. Why would I need my phone when everything I need to feel connected to my people is right here?

A milestone for Black sovereignty in this country: celebrating 50 years of the Tent Embassy

Fifty years on, Canberra’s Tent Embassy is proudly adorned with symbols of an everlasting culture

What is racial invisibility, and how do white people benefit from it?

When white Australians became ‘just Australians’, they could keep the land and power without being reminded of how they were attained.

Aboriginal English – what isn’t it?

The land gave birth to our languages; language and culture are inseparable. And yet, languages have been and continue to be stolen, with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages currently under threat.

Leaders of Aboriginal Tent Embassy denounce fire at old Parliament House

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy to this present day is a site for remembering our collective resistance and our unceded sovereignty.  Leaders of the Embassy announced they did not endorse, support or mandate the actions which resulted in the fire at old Parliament House.

Mudgin-Gal: A Place of Refuge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Metro Sydney

IndigenousX recently spoke to CEO Ashlee Donohue, a proud born and bred Dunghutti Woman from Kempsey about Mudgin-Gal, the only Aboriginal Women’s Service in Sydney for assisting and advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children who have or are currently experiencing Domestic and Family Violence. 

Don’t be slak this Christmas, buy Blak!

Shake a leg and your coin purse and show up for Blak businesses this Christmas. Indigenous X has put together a gift guide of Ally-friendly Blak-owned businesses you can support this Festivus. We've got everything for everyone with gift ideas ranging from trackies to tattoos, and it's all Blak owned and will have you and your mob looking Deadly!

Decolonisation of the workplace! Is more important than ever

Decolonising an organisation must be intentional, resourced and based on ethical, moral and legal motivations for workplaces to learn and apply respectful ways of ensuring Indigenous self-determination and institution-wide responsibility.

An IndigenousX Anthology – Reconcile This

A collection of reflections on perspective, resistance, advocacy, work and life written by a diverse range of past IndigenousX hosts.

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