Torres Strait Islanders (
) are the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia. Ethnically distinct from the Aboriginal people of the rest of Australia, they are commonly referred to separately. Five Torres Strait Islander communities live on the nearby coast of the Queensland mainland at Bamaga, Seisia, Injinoo, Umagico and New Mapoon.
There are widespread calls for a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people over an ‘urgent need’ to combat discrimination and disadvantage. SBS - Published
When you think of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kid, or in fact any kid, imagine what’s possible. Don’t define us through the lens of disadvantage […] Expect the best of us. – Excerpt.. SBS - Published
Indigenous dancer Jacob Boehme is breaking down stigmas of being black, gay and HIV positive - at a time when infection rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders continue to rise. SBS - Published