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First Nations women and non-binary writers are making waves in Australian poetry – ABC News

Evelyn Araluen, Alison Whittaker and Kirli Saunders are the vanguard of Australian poetry, as part of a long tradition of First Nations storytellers making space…



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In 2020, the murder of George Floyd and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement drew attention to the ongoing issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody, sparking a surge of protests in Australia.
30 years after the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, very little has changed. Eight Aboriginal people have died in custody since March this year.
As Gunai poet Kirli Saunders notes: “Deaths in custody isn’t a new thing; advocating for Black lives across Australia…

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