WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 53 events from 25 January 2013

Newsletter date: 23 January 2013

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Event: Fri 25 January 2013: East Perth, WA
Nyoongar Tent Embassy: Last day of Freedom
- A ceremony to honour our Nyoongar Yorga Boodja
"Activities at Matagarup (Heirrison Island) hosted
by the Nyoongar Tent Embassy. Includes BBQ
(for donation) and music. ...
(Named for being the last day before invasion day.)"
"Preliminary Launch of Curtin University’s
Research on Media Reporting on the NTE"
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/13/our-last-day-of-freedom-a-ceremony-to...
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/53093
Flyer: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/25jan-perth.jpg
WGAR Background to the Nyoongar Tent Embassy: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/nyoongar-tent-embassy-heirisson-islan...

Event: Fri 25 January 2013: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Protest NSW Land Rights
"Protest 10am 25/1/13 at NSW ALC ...
as support to Uncle Dootch Kennedy in Yuin country
& Illawarra in addressing NSWALC move into Mining
exposed by Media in 2012."
"NSW Land Rights becoming mining operator affects
us all and we have had no consultation or respect
shown to date to local Aboriginal people, comunities
and 1st Nations"
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/408445595901074/

Event: 25 January - 25 May 2013: Canberra, ACT
Centenary of Canberra celebrates First Australians
"As we celebrate Canberra's 100th birthday in 2013,
we recognise Aboriginal people's continuing connection
to this place, a connection that spans some 20,000 years."
Includes Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) Art Retrospective: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/751/i-do-have-a-belief---kev...
Event details: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/actindnetwork/message/20210

Event: 26 January 2013: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day
"'Australia Day', also known as Survival Day,
Invasion Day and Sovereignty Day:
a commemmoration of the day white settlers
landed in Australia and a day to reflect on the
controversial past of Australia and steer
towards a better society."
"Australia Day - No time to celebrate:
Australia Day is traditionally the most racist
day of the year for Aboriginal people.
When people celebrate on January 26,
there is no escaping the fact they are celebrating
the day that one race of people invaded another
race of people’s country and took control of
Aboriginal lands and tried to dominate Aboriginal
people. Invasion Day, as it should be called,
celebrates the dispossession of land, culture,
and way of life of Aborigines." Jay McDonald, GLW
"This date is more appropriately known to most
First Nations people as Survival or Invasion day.
It is also a day of mourning, we mourn the loss of land,
culture, languages, we mourn the loss of freedom and
abundance, and we mourn for the people who have,
and continue to suffer under this disconnected,
insatiable, violent and destructive imposed
Capitalist system."
"To many Aboriginal people there is little to celebrate
and it is a commemoration of a deep loss.
Loss of their sovereign rights to their land, loss of family,
loss of the right to practice their culture.
Aboriginal people call it 'Invasion Day', 'Day of Mourning',
'Survival Day' or, since 2006, 'Aboriginal Sovereignty Day'.
The latter name reflects that all Aboriginal nations
are sovereign and should be united in the continuous
fight for their rights. "Australia is the only country in the
world that celebrates the coming of one race at the
expense of another-not even the Americans do it,"
says Michael Mansell, legal director of the
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre." Creative Spirits
Event details: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223015
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/46475
Event details: http://allevents.in/events/invasion-day-26th-january-melbourne-rally-amp...
Event details: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-...

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Hobart, Tas
Aboriginal protest rally on Australia day
"You are invited to attend an invasion day protest
rally hosted by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre."
"The rally will finish at Parliament House Lawns
where a commemoration will be held to honour the
lives, land and rights stolen during the white invasion."
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/tas/event/30830/

Event: 26 January 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Monsoon Movies Film Festival
Survival Day film screening:
Murundak: Songs for Freedom
Organised by Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/monsoon-movies-fi...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/
About the film: http://www.murundakdocumentary.com/

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Perth, WA
Perth Survival Day Concert
Smokefree WA Survival Perth 2013
"Join us for SMOKEFREE WA SURVIVAL PERTH 2013
- an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concert that
celebrates the survival of the First Peoples and
offers a different perspective to Australia Day."
"The Survival Concerts are celebrated nationally to
acknowledge the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander peoples since the arrival of the First Fleet,
which Australia Day commemorates.
The Survival Concerts have been held in Perth
since 2000 and are historically linked to NAIDOC."
Event details: http://www.naidocperth.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=...
Event summary: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Adelaide, SA
National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Tandanya presents:
Survival Day Concert 2013
Free Event
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=493422470708269&set=a.15783584426...
Event summary: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Adelaide, SA
145th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk
around Government House
"Join us on the Candle Light Walk to
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations,
their families and communities left behind,
in their call for Peace and Justice."
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/category/news/2012/10/candlelight-walk-2/
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Brisbane, Qld
Invasion Day rally and march: 2013, Brisbane
Event summary: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477882215581619&set=a.4700539896...
Event summary: http://www.facebook.com/events/539100446101895/
Event summary: http://www.989fm.com.au/events/invasion-day-march-rally-concert/
Event summary: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/
Flyer: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/invasion-day3.jpg

Event: 26 January 2013: Canberra, ACT
Memorial Corroboree for Isabell Edith Coe
Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra
"The Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra will be holding
a Memorial Corroboree that will coincide with the
protest sites' commemoration of 26 January 1972,
in recognition of the continuous fight for Aboriginal
Sovereignty."
Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2012/gatherings/coe2.jpg
WGAR News: The Wire: Influential tent embassy activist passes away: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/15/wgar-news-the-wire-influential-tent-e...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

Event: 26 January 2013: Canberra, ACT
Sovereignty, The Constitution and Congress
- Invasion Day Discussion
Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra
"Our members and delegate have determined
Sovereignty is a key concern for Congress."
"Some initial feedback from community suggests that
Congress should convene a national discussion on
how Sovereignty can be progressed in the struggle
for Aboriginal rights. The way forward for 2013
is to be examined at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
on 26 January 2013."
Convened by:
National Congress of Australias First Peoples
Event summary: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/
Event details: http://bushtelegraph.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/130126-event.pdf
Event details: http://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2013/01/04/sovereignty-the-constituti...
Sovereign Union: National Congress 'Tent Embassy' event on 26th is not ours: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/national-congress-tent-embass...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...
WGAR Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-national-congress-o...

Event: 26 January 2013: Frankston, Vic
Survival Day Picnic at Frankston Foreshore
"Whilst acknowledging the pain and trauma associated
with dispossession, Survival Day is also a time to
celebrate the strength, vitality and survival of
Indigenous culture."
Event details: http://balukarts.org.au/events.php
Event details: http://www.vibe.com.au/newsite/events/frankston-foreshore-survival-day-p...

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Invasion Day 26th January Melbourne Rally & March
* Rally on Wurundjeri Country
* Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to country
* Speakers and forums
* Noon: March down Gertrude St to Treasury Gardens
for the 'Share the Spirit Festival
"This is a call out to all people of this land to step
forward and right the wrongs together and build
some momentum against the out of control
machine that threatens our very existence as
the oldest living culture in the world, and
together has human beings.
So bring your flags and banners and come along
and hear speakers talk about the Stronger futures act,
basics card, Native Title, Constitutional reform,
deaths in custody, racism, KODE school closures in Victoria,
Victorian update on N,T, environment, mining, Capitalism
and our black political history and its relevance today."
Event details: http://allevents.in/events/invasion-day-26th-january-melbourne-rally-amp...
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/116674955170738/
Flyer: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/invasion-day-m...

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Melbourne CBD, Vic
Festival: Share the Spirit Indigenous music festival
Part of Melbourne’s official Survival Day celebrations
75th Anniversary of the Day of Mourning
"This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the
Day of Mourning, a protest organised by the
Aboriginal Progressive Association against the
injustices surrounding the treatment of Aboriginal
People in Australia held on January 26, 1938.
The festival boasts an eclectic mix of established
and emerging local Indigenous artists who will
perform side-by-side to celebrate what Indigenous
people achieved 75 years ago, increase awareness
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, whilst
contributing to the process of political change,
reconciliation and national excellence."
Event details: http://www.sharethespiritfestival.com/SHARE_THE_SPIRIT_FESTIVAL/Share_th...
Event details: http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=53446
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52993

Event: 26 January 2013: Belgrave, Melbourne Vic
Belgrave Survival Day 2013:
A concert to celebrate survival of indigenous
culture locally and nationally
"The sixth annual Belgrave Survival Day
will this year focus on children’s activities,
hip hop and the 150th anniversary of
Cooranderrk as a we again celebrate the
survival of the oldest living culture on earth."
"The Wurundjeri:
The land that Belgrave Survival Day falls upon
is part of the Wurundjeri nation that lived here
for tens of thousands of years before the
colonial settlers re-named the area
Belgrave in the late 19th century."
Event details: http://belgravesurvivalday.org/
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/255542414572942
Flyer: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2012/gatherings/survival-day.jpg

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Anti Invasion Resistance Party (AKA Australia Day)
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.brunswickhotel.net/gigs.html

Event: 26 January 2013: Taree, NSW
Saltwater Freshwater Festival Taree - Australia Day
"Our Festival is a celebration of Aboriginal culture
on the Mid North Coast. Our region, where the
saltwater and freshwater meet, is rich in Aboriginal
music, art, dance and food, all of which will be
on offer in Taree on January 26 Australia Day.
Whitefella, blackfella, we will all come together
to enjoy the excellence of Aboriginal talent,
Aboriginal stories and Aboriginal lifestyle."
Event details: http://saltwaterfreshwaterfestival.com.au/
Event details: http://www.vibe.com.au/newsite/events/saltwater-freshwater-festival

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
booths including:
* 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 summary: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#january
Background: http://www.gadigal.org.au/Index.aspx
Background: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/lryb/resistance/activism.html

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: [scroll down page] http://kineticjazz.com/Kinetic_Jazz_Festival/Program.html
Event details: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Redfern-Waterloo/message/7073
Article: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53084

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
Video: http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2013/01/18/idle-no-more-stirs-in-australia/

Event: 7 December 2012 to 26 January 2013: Wooloongabba, Qld
Art Exhibition: Claudia's Story
featuring Claudia Janice Moodoonuthi
Woolloongabba Art Gallery
"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: 19 November 2012 - 28 January 2013: Ultimo, Sydney, NSW
Koori Art Expressions
The Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on
Powerhouse Museum
"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
schools."
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 31 January 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Monsoon Movies Film Festival
Mabo film screening
Organised by Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/monsoon-movies-fi...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/
About the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabo_%28film%29
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: Tue 5 February 2013: West Perth, WA
Kimberley update for new and existing volunteers
- meet our new staff!
The Wilderness Society WA Inc
"The new year has brought with it many changes,
including some great additions to our WA Perth
campaign team. Join us in our offices in West
Perth on Tuesday Feb 5th from 5:30pm to
meet the new team, hear a campaign update and
get involved in exciting actions and events coming up!"
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/regions/western-australia/meet-our-new-pert...
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: Wed 7 February 2013: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Next Meeting
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne: http://www.isja-msg.com/index.htm
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

Event: Thu 7 February 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Monsoon Movies Film Festival
Croker Island Exodus film screening
Organised by Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/monsoon-movies-fi...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/
About the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgNTzm1MzVc

Event: 13 February 2013: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/the-apology-to-australias-indigenous-...
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223021

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
Flyer: http://indymedia.org.au/files/flyer%20front%209th%20anniversary%20tj%20h...
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/9-years-too-long-re-open-the-tj-inquiry
TJ Petition: https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/re-open-the-coronial-inquiry-into...
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: Thu 14 February 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Monsoon Movies Film Festival
Kanyini Film screening
Organised by Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/monsoon-movies-fi...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film...
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/
About the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanyini_%28film%29

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-...

Event: Fri 1 March 2013: Adelaide, SA
146th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk
around Government House
Gather at dusk on the first Friday of the month
(except January and February)
"Join us on the Candle Light Walk to
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations,
their families and communities left behind,
in their call for Peace and Justice."
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

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 or Fri 22 March 2013: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
"A day for Australians to join together and remind
political leaders to close the life expectancy gap
between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
within a generation."
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=994
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223027
Event details: http://humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/health/index.html
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap

Event: 21 March 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: Fri 11 January until Sun 24 March 2013: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Reflect Exhibition
Koorie Space - Footscray Community Arts Centre
Opening: Fri 11 January
Reflect Floor-talk Sat 12 January: http://footscrayarts.com/1/wominjeka-2013-floor-talks/
"The capacity for art to enable people to reconnect
with their cultural heritage and to assist in their
recovery is central to my philosophy of the
power of art to heal and inspire people to
positively identify with their Aboriginality." Maree Clarke
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/access-blog-event/reflect/
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/koorie-space/upcoming-events/

Event: 28 March to 14 April 2013: Belconnen, Canberra, ACT
I Do Have a Belief:
Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) Art Retrospective
Location: Belconnen Arts Centre
Producer: Gilbert Family
"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/
eBooks by Kevin Gilbert (1933 - 1993) launching 2nd February 2013: http://kevingilbert.org/
Other Centenary of Canberra Aboriginal events: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/actindnetwork/message/20210
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

Event: Easter Weekend Thu 28 March - 31 March 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Marxism 2013 Conference
Featured Speakers:
Gary Foley, Aboriginal activist: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Diane Fieldes, Aboriginal rights campaigner: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Allyson Hose, campaigner against the NT Intervention: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Kim Bullimore, anti-racism campaigner: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Event details: http://www.marxismconference.org/

Event: Fri 29 March to Sun 7 April 2013:
Melbourne-Adelaide-the uranium hotspots of SA and back!
Radioactive Exposure Tour 2013
"Friends of the Earth is hosting the annual
Radioactive Exposure Tour. These tours have
exposed thousands of people first-hand to
the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the
environmental impacts of the nuclear industry."
"After travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide
we will head through Port Augusta and
visit the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Then we'll
travel north to the SA desert, we'll visit BHP
Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium mine at
Roxby Downs, ... we'll hopefully get to spend
time with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, ... "
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/456894601029352/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/radioactive-exposure-tour-0
Tours in previous years: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/radtour
Background to Port Augusta Aboriginal Tent Embassy: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/gugada-embassy-be-established...
More about the Embassy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-16/indigenous-protesters-urge-soverei...
WGAR Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-da...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

Event: Fri 5 April 2013: Adelaide, SA
147th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk
around Government House
Gather at dusk on the first Friday of the month
(except January and February)
"Join us on the Candle Light Walk to
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations,
their families and communities left behind,
in their call for Peace and Justice."
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

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://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/the-history-of-national-sorry-day
Background: http://antar.org.au/reports/sorry-day-a-reminder-unfinished-business

Event: 27 May until 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/projects/national-reconciliation-week

Event: 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
Event details: http://www.mabonativetitle.com/home.shtml
NIRS: Sam Watson says Mabo Day a better day for national celebration:
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7719-sam-watson-says-mabo-day-a-...
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

Sat 6 July to Sun 14 July 2013:
North of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley, WA
The Lurujarri Dreaming Trail
Walk the Trail with us in 2013
"In 1987, Paddy Roe initiated the Lurujarri Heritage
Trail as a trigger to encourage the members of the
Goolarabooloo community to be walking the Country
again, as had always been done; to conserve;
renew and stay connected with their heritage and
traditional skills and to keep the same alive for
generations to come. He also sought to wake up
non-Aboriginal people to a relationship with the land;
to foster trust; friendship and empathy between the
indigenous community and the wider Australian
and International communities."
Event details: http://www.goolarabooloo.org.au/lurujarri.html
Event details: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/lurujarri-heritage-walkin...
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-...

Event: 7 to 14 July 2013: various locations in Australia
National NAIDOC Week
The focus city for National NAIDOC celebrations is Perth
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/

Event: 4 August 2013: various locations in Australia
National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=843
Event summary: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html

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 details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: 10 December 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/education/commemorate_hr_day/index.html
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: 20 December 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Human Solidarity Day
Event details: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-human-solidarity-day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/humansolidarityday/

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