WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 13 events from 8 September 2012

Newsletter date: 8 September 2012

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Event: 11 September - 12 October 2012: UTS, Sydney, NSW
Djalkiri - we are standing on their names - Blue Mud Bay
"Artback NT: Arts Touring and Development presents
Djalkiri: we are standing on their names -
Blue Mud Bay - the culmination of a vibrant and intensive
cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected
Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists
from across Australia."
Event details: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events/2012/09/djalkiri-we-are-standing-on-th...
Event summary: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events_new/upcoming/

Event: 13 September 2012: various locations internationally
Fifth anniversary of the
United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Event details: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/DeclarationontheRightsofInd...

Event: Thu 13 September 2012: Sydney, NSW
Panel Discussion:
Does Constitutional Reform Negate Aboriginal Sovereignty
"Are Constitutional reform and Aboriginal Sovereignty
mutually exclusive?"
Led by: Professor Megan Davis,
Director of the Indigenous Law Centre,
Faculty of Law UNSW
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/does-constitutional-reform-...

Event: 20 August to 14 September 2012: Yeelirrie-Leonora, WA
Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country
A one month walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora
" ... is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to
the strength of the community who have fought to stop
uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a
chance to come together to continue share our commitment to
a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to
reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of
walking for country."
"This walk will be lead by the Walkatjurra Rangers,
in partnership with Footprints for Peace,
Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA),
the Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA)
and the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA)."
Event details: http://walkingforcountry.com/
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Event details: http://nffcampaign2011.footprintsforpeace.net/?p=69
News: http://www.nit.com.au/news/1703-walkatjurra-walkabout-a-journey-to-stop-...

Event: Sat 15 September 2012:
New location: The Settlement, Darlington, NSW
Welcome to Aboriginal Land and Passport Ceremony
"Over 200 people, including newly arrived
asylum seekers will receive an Aboriginal Passport
which will be issued by:
* Robbie Thorpe, Treaty Republic and
* Ray Jackson, President,
Indigenous Social Justice Assocation."
"Ray Jackson says that "the issuing of the
Passports cover two important areas of interactions
between the Traditional Owners of the Lands and
migrants, asylum seekers and non-Aboriginal citizens
of this country. Whilst they acknowledge our rights to
all the Aboriginal Nations of Australia we reciprocate
by welcoming them into our Nations.
It is a moral win-win for all involved in the process"."
Event details: http://aboriginalpassportceremony.org/
Event details: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?oss29z2m94lokis#

Event: Tue 18 September 2012: Byron Bay, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Nigel Stewart, Bundjalung member will be doing
a welcome & didgeridoo performance
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/tue-18-sept-byron-bay-nsw
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 20 September 2012: Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW
A Special Community Forum on:
The approaching National Referendum for
'Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First Peoples'
Speakers' Panel followed by Q&A
MC: Michelle Lovegrove, Ngarrindjeri Nation
Executive Producer SBS Radio 'Living Black'
Presented by:
Lane Cove Residents for Reconciliation
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/lcrr-constitutional-forum

Event: Fri 5 - Sat 6 October 2012: Fremantle & Perth, WA
Seventh Annual National Indigenous Legal Conference
Pathways to Tomorrow:
Innovations and Intersections in Law, Land and Justice
Held at the University of Notre Dame
and the University of Western Australia
"This year’s conference addresses two key themes,
New Approaches to Justice, and
Cultural and Natural Resources Management."
Speakers include:
* the Hon Fred Chaney AO,
* Dennis Eggington,
* Mick Gooda,
* Glen Kelly,
* The Hon Wane Martin AC
Event details: http://www.nd.edu.au/events/nilc
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#october

Event: Tue 23 October 2012: Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Homelands and Homelessness
- Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Organised by Amnesty International
"The panel will address concerns about the
105,000 homeless people currently struggling
to survive in Australia. It will also discuss the
human rights problems experienced by
indigenous persons living in remote Homelands."
Speakers will include:
* Sarah Marland;
* John Dowd AO;
* The honourable Linda Burney MP.
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/29438/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/tue-23-oct-sydney-nsw
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 8 - Sun 11 November 2012:
Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Fremantle
Dan Sultan Announces Indigenous Rights Concert Tour
"Last seen stepping in for Gurrumul after he
had to pull out November’s Gorgeous Festival,
Dan Sultan has announced a new series of
concerts to help raise awareness for
issues facing the Indigenous community.
The Music Network reports that the ARIA
Award-winning Gurindji performer has designed
the shows, called Rock For Recognition,
as helping promote the need for recognition of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples in the
Australian Constitution."
Event details: http://www.antar.org.au/dan_sultan_set_to_rock_for_recognition
Event details: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/tournews/191430/dan-sultan-announces-ind...
Event details: http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/artists/2012/08/22/dan-sultan-...

Event: Sat 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Organised by:
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Photos of 27th July Sydney Rally: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51682
Video of 11th August Melbourne Rally: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51877

Event: 5-7 December 2012: Gold Coast, Qld
2012 National Indigenous Health Conference
Many Pathways, One Outcome
" ... is designed to bring together both government
and non-government agencies who are working
in the field of Indigenous health with the belief
that working together can close the gap between
the state of Indigenous Health as compared to
the health of mainstream Australians."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/

Event: 10 December 2012: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day

- 'Our Generation' Film Reviews

Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation - Showing in London - page 8
Winter 2011: "The Intervention is yet another example of the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia have been subjected to in such a short period of time compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live a more traditional life in their homelands and of those who appear to be dispossessed." Christine Waterer

Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation - page 6
Summer 2010: "Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen introduced "Our Generation", the film by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored in depth the Federal Government Intervention into Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had told us that the film’s producers were not having any success in having the film shown on government or commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it in local community halls to show the community at large just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise." Carol Gerrard


Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

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