WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 23 events from 23 November 2012

Newsletter date: 23 November 2012

Last updated 24 November 2012 to:
* include BHP Billiton Sydney AGM Protest on Thu 29 Nov 12
* cancel Melbourne Rally: Meet the Muckaty Mob on Fri 30 Nov 12

Click on the links for details of the events ...

Event: 23 November 2012 to 20 January 2013: Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative presents:
Ripple Effect: Boomalli Founding Members Exhibition
25th Anniversary Exhibition
* Officially opened by Gary Foley.
Opening night celebrations will include
performances and music.
* Public Program weekend:
Saturday 24 November,
1pm – Curator tour with Keith Munro
2pm – Artist talks
Sunday 25 November,
1pm – Panel discussion:
Boomalli 25: A strike and mark most certainly has been made.
2pm – Curatorial discussion Going professional
* Exhibition runs until January 20
(gallery closed over Christmas & New Years).
Featuring works by:
* Bronwyn Bancroft,
* Euphemia Bostock,
* Brenda L Croft,
* Fiona Foley,
* Fernanda Martins,
* Arone Raymond Meeks,
* Tracey Moffatt,
* Avril Quaill,
* Michael Riley,
* Jeffrey Samuels.
Event details: http://www.boomalli.com.au/
Event details: http://www.artguide.com.au/features/recommended/ripple-effect-boomalli-f...

Event: 10am Sun 25 November 2012: Qld State Library
1st Brisbane Sovereignty & Land Rights Conference
* BBQ breakfast from 9-9:45am
at Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy, Musgrave Park
* Conference begins at 10am Queensland State Library
Speakers include:
* Mark McMurtrie
* Adrian Burragubba
* Robbie Thorpe
* Wayne Wharton
* Marshall Bell
* Norman Johnson
* Michael Anderson
* Kevin Arjin
* Gracelyn Smallwood
* Michael Mansell
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295153823919301/

Event: 8:30am Mon 26 November 2012: Brisbane City, Qld
Rally against Native Title
Rally outside Native Title & Cultural Heritage
Conference & march back to Musgrave Park
"From 26 to 27 November, Native Title bureaucrats
will be sitting down with mining companies and
Government, at a $1000 a seat conference in the
posh Stamford Plaza Hotel, to discuss ways around
the already weak Native Title legislation.
This is not Land Rights, this is not justice for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This does not address the illegal dispossession of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and
the ongoing violent occupation of our land."
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295153823919301/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52704

Event: Tue 27 November 2012: Barton, Canberra, ACT
2012 David Hunter Memorial Lecture
What next for constitutional recognition?
Guest speaker: Les Malezer, Co-chair of
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
Organised by ANTaR ACT
ANTaR ACT website: http://antaract.wordpress.com
Flyer: http://antaract.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/99_210-dhml-flyer.jpg
Event details: http://antaract.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/79/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/30449/

Event: Tue 27 November 2012: Fremantle, Perth, WA
The Wilderness Society WA Inc:
Kimberley short film festival
"Join us for a great night of amazing short films
shot over the last few years which tell the story
of the campaign to stop a Kimberley gas hub
from being built, at James Price Point.
The night is a fundraiser to support the
challenge of the EPA’s assessment process,
so bring your friends and family!"
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-short-film-fe...
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-portal-page/2...
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-...

Event: Thu 29 November 2012: Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Reclaim the Future - BHP AGM Sydney 2012
BHP Billiton Sydney AGM Protest
"BHP Billiton has the opportunity to begin a
transition out of dirty energy minerals
(oil, uranium and coal) Instead they are at the
forefront of expanding these industries,
leaving a toxic legacy for our future generations
whilst 85% of their profits go offshore."
Come join us at there annual general shareholders meeting in Sydney and have your voice heard towards the actions of these corporate parasites.
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/240677119387432/
Event details: http://bhpbillitonwatch.net/2012/11/23/bhp-billiton-sydney-agm-thursday-...
WGAR Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-da...

Event: 30 November 2012: Sydney, NSW
Social Justice and Native Title Launch 2012
The event will include:
* Keynote Address by Mr Geoff Scott,
CEO, NSW Aboriginal Land Council
* Launch of the Social Justice Report 2012
and the Native Title Report 2012 by Mr Mick Gooda,
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Social Justice Commissioner
* Launch of the introductory DVD to the
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
Hosted by Australian Human Rights Commission
Event details: http://humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#sjlaunch
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: Fri 30 November 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Rally: Meet the Muckaty Mob: Court support
This event is no longer happening

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: Thu 6 December 2012, 6:30pm: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
To mark International Human Rights Day,
STICS will be holding an
NT Intervention / Stronger Futures Forum
Forum: After the NT Election:
The Struggle Against the NT Intervention
Aboriginal leaders speak out:
"Stronger Futures" means Stolen Futures
Special guest speakers:
* Rosalie Kunoth Monks &
* Amelia Pangarte Kunoth-Monks
from Utopia community, Central Australia
* Jeff McMullen,
CEO (Honorary) Ian Thorpe's Foundation for Youth
"Join us to hear voices in the fight for Aboriginal
rights discuss the shifting terrain in the struggle
against the NT Intervention: a new government
in the NT, community attempts to evict Intervention
and Shire bosses from their land and the fight
to stop the national expansion of income management.
All welcome."
Hosted by STICS:
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Note: New location:
Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Stronger-Future...

Event: Sun 9 December 2012: Adelaide CBD, SA
International Human Rights Day Book Launch
Note new date and venue!
The Women’s International League for Peace
and Freedom (WILPF) will be launching the book:
A Decision to Discriminate
- Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
released by 'concerned Australians'
Launched by:
* Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM,
representing the Yolngu Nations
* Rosalie Kunoth Monks OAM,
representing the Alyawaar Nations
"This is a rare opportunity to meet with
these two distinguished Elders and
to hear first-hand stories."
New venue: Pilgrim Hall, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide CBD
"Through the use of direct quotations,
this new book is an important historical record
that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry
into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows
how the Government decision-making process
chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed
by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory
communities in much the same way as has
happened since colonisation."
"Following the book launch
Amnesty International Australia
will have the regional launch of their
2012 Reconciliation Action Plan
at which the honoured guest will be
Kaurna Elder Lynette Crocker."
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Adelaide
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ADTD
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention/concerned-australians.html
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention/concerned-australians/a-...
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-flyer-final.pdf
Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
Book reviews:
http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/review-of-a-decision-to-discri...
http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2012/2012115_91.shtml
http://overland.org.au/blogs/loudspeaker/2012/10/stronger-futures-and-ab...
Audio Interviews: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
'concerned Australians' Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

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

Event: Sat 15 and Sun 16 December 2012: Sandon Point, Wollongong, NSW
SPATE's 12th anniversary
Sandon Point Aboriginal Tent Embassy (SPATE)
"Saturday morning start gathering for
cultural ceremony around the Sacred Fire
for peace and justice at Kuradji.
Then a meeting of the Aboriginal Sovereign
Nations, with elders and representatives of
Aboriginal Tent Embassy from all over
the country coming."
Event details: http://www.sandon-point.org.au/event/20121215/441.html
About SPATE: http://www.sandon-point.org.au/content/about-sandon-point.html

Event: 17 November - 23 December 2012: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Theatrical Documentary: Beautiful One Day
"Beautiful One Day is a theatrical documentary
about the irrepressible life and times of Palm
Island. Three theatre companies (Belvoir,
Ilbijerri, and version 1.0) came together in 2011
over a shared sense of outrage at the injustices
surrounding a death in custody in 2004. But,
prompted by the Palm Island community,
Beautiful One Day looks for a way to turn outrage
into real understanding and new possibilities.
At its heart is a determined struggle to understand
the persistent heavy-handedness of white Australia."
Event details: http://belvoir.com.au/productions/beautiful-one-day/

Event: 26 January 2013: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day

Event: 13 February 2013: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au

Event: Friday 22 February 2013: Sydney CBD, NSW
The Wilderness Society Sydney Inc:
Festival for the Kimberley
"Calling all Sydneysiders:
This is your chance join us for a fun-filled
day to bring the stunning beauty of the
Kimberley region to Sydney."
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/kimberley.html
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/festival-for-the-kimberley
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-portal-page/2...
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-...

Event: Thu 21 March 2013: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap

Event: 30 Sep 2012 - 19 April 2013: Qld
State of Emergency Exhibition
"During the Commonwealth Games in 1982,
Brisbane came alive with political demonstrations for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander civil liberties
and land rights. This incredible exhibition allows you to
relive and reflect on this politically significant time
through original footage and photographs, and
personal stories from the advocates of this
revolutionary movement."
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/201
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/206
Commonwealth Games Demonstrations- Brisbane 1982: http://www.kooriweb.org/foley/images/history/1980s/82games/gamesppdx.html

Event: 28 March to 14 April 2013: Belconnen, Canberra, ACT
I Do Have a Belief:
Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) Art Retrospective
Location: Belconnen Art Centre
"I Do Have a Belief is an exhibition and events
celebrating the life of Kevin Gilbert and his contribution
to the local community, advancing human and political
rights and Aboriginal sovereignty at a national and
international level."
"The showcasing of his creative work includes
unseen oils, lino‑prints, published poetry,
political works, and photographic murals."
Special events will be held on:
* 1 April at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and on
* 6 April at the Belconnen Arts Centre
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/751/i-do-have-a-belief---kev...
Event details: http://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/

Event: 26 May 2013: various locations in Australia
National Sorry Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au
Event details: http://antar.org.au/
Background: http://antar.org.au/reports/sorry-day-a-reminder-unfinished-business

Event: 26 May - 2 June 2013: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au

Event: 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
Event details: http://www.mabonativetitle.com/home.shtml
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: 9 August 2013: various locations internationally
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2005 - 2015
Event details: [scroll down page] http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/indigenous-peop...

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