Sydney events: Yabun festival + Reflection: Australia Day Special + Invasion Day Special Screening
Sydney Aboriginal rights events for your diary - from 26 January 2013
Last updated: 20 January 2013
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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.
* 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...
Interview with Curator Keith Munro: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/keith-munro/
Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
26 January Australia Day / Survival Day
Yabun festival 2013, Sydney
"Celebrates the survival of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture."
"Yabun is the largest single day Indigenous
festival drawing an audience of between
10,000 and 15,000 and is one of the most
important Indigenous music events in the
country reflecting the huge wealth of
Indigenous creative talent."
"Alongside all the wonderful music,
you can soak up some culture and area
information from some of the community's
most influential leaders and informational
* The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence,
* The Redfern Legal Centre,
* Wirringa Bay Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre
* Amnesty International"
"Yabun 2013 will be celebrating the
20th Anniversary of Gadigal Information Service,
10 years of Koori Radio's Young Black and
Deadly project and the 75th Anniversary of the
National Aborigines Progressive Association."
Event details: http://www.homeaway.com.au/info/holiday-ideas/events-festivals/new-south...
Event details: http://www.yelp.com.au/events/glebe-yabun-festival
Event details: http://www.pleasetakemeto.com/australia/sydney/yabun-festival-2013-9127032
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/yabun.festival/info
Event details: http://www.sydney.com/events/yabun-2011?gclid=COz5lNrDp7QCFQFKpgodTXoARw
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#january
Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Socialist Alternative will be screening John Pilger's film,
'The Secret Country - The First Australians Fight Back'
Film introduced by long-time Aboriginal activist Graham Merritt
" ... celebrate the proud and continuing history of Aboriginal
resistance to invasion and racism since 1788."
Event details: [scroll down page] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Redfern-Waterloo/message/7072
Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Enmore, NSW
Reflection - Australia Day Special
Kinetic Jazz Festival
"Wiradjuri elder Ray Jackson will acknowledge the
traditional owners of this land, and reflect on the
significance of this day. As an act of solidarity with
the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island nations of
this stolen continent, patrons may apply for and
be issued with an Aboriginal passport today.
NB: Bring $10 plus a passport photo."
Event details: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Redfern-Waterloo/message/7073
Event details: [scroll down page] http://kineticjazz.com/Kinetic_Jazz_Festival/Program.html
Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Occupy Sydney, NSW
The UnSettlement of Australia Ceremony 26 January 2013
Idle No More Solidarity Sydney
"The Ceremony commences with an apology by
unsettlers of The Stolenwealth of Australia to aboriginal
peoples for past and present injustices by Government
businesses and people including but not limited to the
misappropriation by whatever means of land air water
culture heritage and children and the attempted cultural
genocide perpetrated by past and present Federal
and State Governments."
Event details: http://idle-no-more.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/the-uncolonisation-of-austra...
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483042451737093/
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/IdleNoMoreSydneyAustralia
Event: 19 November 2012 - 28 January 2013: Ultimo, Sydney, NSW
Koori Art Expressions
The Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on
"A highly imaginative and thoughtful selection of
visual arts works created by Sydney school
students from Kindergarten to Year 12 is
now showing in Koori Art Expressions 2012.
Over 70 works inspired by this year’s theme for
NAIDOC Week and the 40th anniversary of the
Aboriginal Tent Embassy, showcase individual,
class and whole school projects from 26 Sydney
Event details: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/koori_art_expressions.php
Event details: http://www.vibe.com.au/newsite/news/koori-art-expressions
Event details: http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/809169/Artists/Koori_Art_Expressions_...
Event details: http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/news-at-det/news/powerhouse-of-indige...
Media Release: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/media/?p=238
NITV Video: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/video/13115971822/Exhibition-celebrates-Abori...
Slideshow of Artwork: http://www.slideshare.net/powerhousemuseum/koori-art-expressions-exhibit...
Video Case Studies: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/koori_art_expressions_educat...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...
Event: 29 January 2013: Petersham, Sydney, NSW
Invasion Day Special Screening and Fundraiser
The Inner West Film Forum
In the wake of Invasion Day 2013
we present two important screenings …
* The Invasion Continues... Video from the NT Intervention.
Presented by Paddy Gibson
* One People Sing Freedom (1988)
Event details: http://thepbc.org.au/happenings/inner-west-film-forum/
WGAR Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...
Event: Thu 14 February 2013: Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
Rally 9th Anniversary of TJ Hickey's death:
9 Years Too Long! Re open the TJ inquiry!
Demand justice for TJ and all other Deaths in Costody!
Organised by the Hickey family and the
Indigenous Social Justice Association: http://www.isja-msg.com/index.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/9-years-too-long-re-open-the-tj-inquiry
WGAR Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment...
WGAR Background to the justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-the-justice-for-kumentj...
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,
and to stand in solidarity with the people of
Broome against industrialisation as a result of the
planned James Price Point gas hub."
Event details: [scroll down page] 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-...
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