Woolloongabba Art Exhibition: Claudia's Story + Brisbane Book Launch: 'A Decision to Discriminate'

Brisbane and Queensland Aboriginal rights events for your diary - 17 events from 6 December 2012

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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."
"Organiser Maria Edubas says issues including
children's health, the prevention of chronic disease,
mental health and domestic violence will be explored."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/
News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-05/indigenous-health-workers-converge...

Event: 7 December 2012 to 26 January 2013: Wooloongabba, Qld
Art Exhibition: Claudia's Story
featuring Claudia Janice Moodoonuthi
Woolloongabba Art Gallery
Opening: Fri 7 December 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Artist Talk: Sun 9 December 1pm - 2pm
"Throughout the development of modern Aboriginal
art there are many instances of Indigenous people
reconnecting to their heritage through art. Rarely
though, does one witness this in an artist of such
a young age as Claudia Moodoonuthi. Born on
the small and largely isolated Bentinck Island in
the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1995 Moodoonoothi is
already proving a formidable art talent." By Susan McCulloch
Event details: http://wag.com.au/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Invite: http://wag.com.au/index.php/download_file/view/530/1/
Catalogue: http://wag.com.au/index.php/download_file/view/531/1/

Event: 10 December 2012: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2012/about.shtml

Event: Wed 12 December 2012: South Brisbane, Qld
Brisbane Book Launch: 'A Decision to Discriminate'
- Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
Launched by: Graeme Mundine, respected Aboriginal leader
and Executive Officer of Australian Catholic Ministry in Sydney
Supporting the launch will be two special guests:
* Aunty Lilla Watson, Birrigubba and Gungalu woman,
leader, teacher and advocate in the Murri community
* Les Malezer, Butchulla and Gubbi Gubbi man,
Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
"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."
Sponsored by:
* Amnesty International QLD http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld
* and ANTaR Queensland http://antarqld.org.au/
A 'concerned Australians' publication: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Brisbane flyer: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_launch_flyer_Brisbane.pdf
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/30572/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Brisbane
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ADTD
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

Event: 26 December 2012 - 1 January 2013: Woodford, Qld
Songlines Venue at the Woodford Folk Festival
"Join in the music, discussions and workshops
at the Songlines venue at Woodford this year.
A full program including Sam Watson, Herb Wharton,
Archie Roach, Stiff Gins and much much more"
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Event details: http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/programme/?genre=34

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: Mon 18 March 2013: Qld
Annual ANTaR Qld
Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Award
"We are happy to announce that the
Annual ANTaR Qld Closing the Gap in Indigenous
Health Award will continue to be hosted with a
Parliamentary sponsor and will continue to highlight
the wonderful success stories in health from around
our State."
"In negotiation with the new Government and Minister Elmes,
the Award ceremony has been rescheduled to
coincide with National Close the Gap Day in March 2013.
Details will be sent out closer to the date."
Event summary: http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Event details: http://antarqld.org.au/

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: 21 March 2013: various locations internationally
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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://antarqld.org.au/node/207
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: 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: 4 to 6 June 2013: Cairns, Qld
SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference
For Our Children: Living and Learning Together
Organised by SNAICC:
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Keynote Speakers:
* Marta Maurás Perez (Chile)
* Cindy Blackstock (Canada)
* Assoc. Prof. Cynthia Kiro (New Zealand) - of Maori descent
* Prof. Judy Atkinson - a Jiman and Bundjalung woman
* Kathy Guthadjaka (Gotha) - a Gatjirrk Warramiri woman
living at Gawa (north-east Arnhem Land)
"The SNAICC National Conference is the largest
conference of its type in the southern hemisphere
and provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander organisations, policy makers,
researchers, government representatives, other
non-government organisations and industry
representatives to gather and make renewed
commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander children."
Keynote Speakers: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=931
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=67

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...

Event: 10 December 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

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About WGAR News:

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
WGAR Website: http://wgar.wordpress.com/

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