WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 48 events from 2 June 2013

Newsletter date: 2 June 2013

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Event: 27 May until 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week: Let's Talk Recognition
"It is a time to celebrate and build on the respectful
relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people and other Australians."
"National Reconciliation Week is framed by two
key events in Australia’s history, which provide
strong symbols for reconciliation:
* 27 May 1967- the referendum ...
* 3 June 1992 - the Mabo decision ... "
Reconciliation Australia
Event details - What’s happening in your state: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/national-reconciliation-week/what-s-on
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/projects/national-reconciliation-week
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

31 May to 31 July 2013: North Sydney, NSW
Guringai Festival
"Founded in 2001, the Guringai Festival aims to raise awareness
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the
Northern Sydney region. The festival usually starts on Sorry
Day 26 May and goes through to the end of NAIDOC Week,
the second week in July each year."
"The festival involves 11 Councils and numerous reconciliation
and community groups. Events include workshops, art
exhibitions, performances, films and talks."
Event details: http://www.guringaifestival.com.au/GuringaiBooklet2013_9April%20LR.pdf

Event: 1 June to 7 October 2013: South Bank, Qld
My Country, I Still Call Australia Home:
Contemporary Art from Black Australia
"This exhibition will be the Gallery's largest ever exhibition
of contemporary Indigenous Australian art. It will feature
works by Indigenous Australian artists from across the country."
"'My Country. I Still Call Australia Home' examines the
associations and interpretations Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander artists have with country (land) and country (nation).
Indigenous artists have long been an important voice for their
communities and have been instrumental in telling Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander stories - from presenting alternative
views of history, to asserting their presence over country, both
urban and regional, responding to contemporary politics and
highlighting contemporary Indigenous experiences in Australia."
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

Event: 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
"On June 3rd 1992, six months after
Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the
High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders
held native title to land in the Torres Strait."
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: 3 June 2013: Graceville, Qld
Mabo Day - Movie Screening
"Benawarra ATSI Solidarity Group in conjunction with
Pamphlett Sea Scouts are screening "Mabo" the movie
- to remember Eddie Mabo, his work and his achievement"
Benawarra Community Development Association
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/227

Tue 4 June 2013: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Film Real: Black Screen June
Screening of 'Mabo - Life of an Island Man'
Footscray Community Arts Centre
"Mabo Day on June 3rd commemorates the late
"Eddie" Koiki Mabo (1936-1992), a Torres Strait
Islander whose campaign for land rights led to the
High Court’s 1992 landmark decision, which
overturned a legal fiction that Australia was
Terra Nullius (land belonging to no-one).
Join us for a screening of Mabo - Life of an Island Man."
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/access-blog-event/film-real-black-screen-june/

Event: 3 - 5 June 2013: Alice Springs, NT
National Native Title Conference 2013:
Shaping the Future
This year’s themes include,
The Native Title Act 20 years on and where to from here?
"The Native Title Research Unit co-hosts the
Annual National Native Title Conference.
The conference is co-hosted by a native title
representative body (NTRB) and permission is sought
from local traditional owners to hold the
conference in their country."
"The conference engages with native title as
an active agenda for justice for people and country
- both before and after the outcome of native title
determination, and within the broader compass
of traditional ownership."
Event details: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/ntru/ntc13.html
Event details: http://www.clc.org.au/articles/info/national-native-title-conference-ali...
Event summary: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=985&si=0&mi=3&yi=2013
Event summary: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html
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 details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=965
SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1088
SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1087
SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1053
SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1044
SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1032
NIRS News: http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29184/Peak-child-care-group-to-...

Event: Thu 6 June 2013: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Next Meeting: Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne
"During 2013, ISJA will meet the first Thursday of every month."
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

Event: 7 to 22 June 2013: Sydney, NSW
Blak by Bangarra Dance Theatre
"Bangarra Dance Theatre breaks the silence
with its emotionally powerful, physically dynamic
production Blak. The brand new work explodes
with stories about a contemporary clan and the
collision of two worlds."
Organisation: Bangarra Dance Theatre
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Event details: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/blak.aspx
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=996&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

Event: Fri 7 June 2013: Adelaide, SA
149th 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/category/news/2013/05/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 8 June 2013 (World Oceans Day): Perth, WA
Making Waves for the Kimberley
Featuring Prof. Carmen Lawrence
"This World Ocean's Day (June 8th) the
Wilderness Society WA cordially invites you to
Making Waves for the Kimberley with guest speaker
Prof. Carmen Lawrence, Chair of the Australian Heritage Council. ...
With the support of the community and people like yourself,
who have helped save James Price Point from a dirty &
conflicted gas hub, we are continuing with our court case to
seek answers on why a compromised EPA was allowed to
recommend approval for this project. Ensuring that future projects
will be held accountable for delivering flawed environmental
and social impact assessments. The event will also be a
celebration of the last five years of campaigning and
community support that is responsible for our grand 'win'."
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/making-waves-for-the-ki...
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-...

Event: Tue 11 June 2013: Ryde, Sydney, NSW
Book launch 'A Decision to Discriminate'
& Film Screening 'Our Generation'
Special Speaker: Graeme Mundine
This event is part of the Guringai Festival 2013: http://www.guringaifestival.com.au/GuringaiBooklet2013_9April%20LR.pdf
"This new book 'A Decision to Discriminate' 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."
"'Our Generation' is an independent documentary film,
made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of
Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest
living culture in the world. Driven by the remote Yolngu
peoples of Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern
Territory, the film shines a light on the ongoing struggle
of Aboriginal people to their culture, lands and basic
human rights."
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-launch-Ryde-11...
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-launch-Ryde-A5...
Event details: http://nsw.greens.org.au/content/book-launch-%E2%80%98-decision-discrimi...
Event details, page 26: http://www.guringaifestival.com.au/GuringaiBooklet2013_9April%20LR.pdf
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Ryde
'A Decision to Discriminate' is a 'concerned Australians' publication
'A Decision to Discriminate' Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
'concerned Australians' Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ADTD
'A Decision to Discriminate' Book Reviews:
http://www.southsydneyherald.com.au/a-decision-to-discriminate-book-review/
http://crosslight.org.au/2013/03/31/stronger-futures-or-just-stronger-me...
http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-book-review-20...
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...
'A Decision to Discriminate' Audio Interviews:
[scroll down page] http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ADTD
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
About 'Our Generation' Film: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
'Our Generation' Film Reviews: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/24/our-generation-film-reviews
WGAR Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...
WGAR Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...

Event: Wed 12 June 2013: Cambelltown, Sydney, NSW
Living Life My Way:
Yarnin’ about disability with Aboriginal communities
"The NSW Government is holding Disability Yarn Ups in
10 locations across NSW during May and June 2013.
These meetings will provide Aboriginal people with
information about the NSW and Australian Governments
changes to supporting people with a disability, and
will discuss some of the differences these changes will
make in the lives of those living with a disability and their carers."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1085

Event: Fri 14 June 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Stop the Creation of Another Stolen Generation!
Stepping up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Rights!
* Hosted by SNAICC, the national peak body for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
"It will be a dynamic conversation with an amazing group of
speakers, including special international guest, the
Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Committee
on the Rights of the Child, Ms Marta Mauras-Perez."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1056

Event: 17 May to 16 June 2013: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Exhibition: Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention
Opening Thu 16 May 2013
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick: http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/arts-and-festivals/counihan-gallery.html
"Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention is about the
removal of citizen rights by the Federal government’s 'intervention',
(2007 - 2012) in the Northern Territory, seen through the
practices of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous artists."
"Using a range of media, the artists look at the return
to protectionist policy and the diminishing of an
Indigenous participatory voice: the loss of citizenship
rights, of the right to homelands and self-determination."
"Alison Alder, Bindi Cole, Fiona Foley, Dan Jones,
Vernon Ah Kee, Sally M. Mulda, Chips Mackinolty,
Fiona MacDonald, Amy Napurulla, Brendan Penzer,
Therese Ritchie, Deborah Vaughan, Jason Wing"
Curated by Jo Holder & Djon Mundine OAM
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/arts-and-festivals/counihan-gallery/exhib...
Analysis: https://melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com/tag/nt-intervention/
WGAR Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...

Event: 25 May to 16 Jun 2013: Queensland
Play: Mother Courage and Her Children
Presented By QPAC & Queensland Theatre Company
"Bertolt Brecht's epic morality tale about the
ravages of war is given a unique twist by
Queensland Theatre Company Artistic Director
Wesley Enoch and Paula Nazarski in a
dazzling new translation."
"With an all-Indigenous cast, this fresh spin on
Brecht's play delicately folds in themes of
land ownership, the impact of mining
and the stolen generation."
Event details: http://www.qpac.com.au/event/Mother_Courage_13.aspx
Event details: [scroll to bottom of page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/219

Event: Sat 22 June 2013: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Protest marking 6 years of the NT Intervention
* Repeal "Stronger Futures / Stolen Futures" Legislation!
* Stop Income Management - not in NT - not in Bankstown - not anywhere!
* Reinvest in community controlled services and jobs!
"In Sydney, a rally marking the six year anniversary
of the NT Intervention will be held in Bankstown in June."
"June 21 will mark six years since John Howard announced
the NT Intervention and sent the military into Aboriginal
communities. This was one of the most shameful days in
the history of Australia's brutal and racist treatment of
Aboriginal people and has set the struggle for Aboriginal
rights back many decades."
Speakers:
- Kylie Sambo, NT youth leader living on income management
- Maree O'Halloran, Welfare Rights Center
- Robin Croon, Public Service Association
- Wafa Ibrahim, Child, youth and family support officer, Arab Council Australia
Flyer: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/2...
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/2...
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event summary and Article: [scroll down page to end] http://www.solidarity.net.au/55/income-management-expansion-in-effort-to...
WGAR Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...
WGAR Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...

Event: 25 to 27 June 2013: Kariong, NSW
Dance: 'Breaking Ground' - mid year show
"The 2013 NAISDA mid year show is called 'Breaking Ground'
in acknowledgement of this year’s NAIDOC theme,
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the
Yirrkala Bark petitions to the Federal Parliament."
Organisation: NAISDA
Venue: NAISDA Dance College
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1028&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

Event: 17 May - 28 June 2013: The Rocks, central Sydney, NSW
Ngarraanga nginundi Yuludara:
Remember your Dreaming
Head on Photo Festival 2013
The Rocks Discovery Museum
"An exhibition by emerging photographer Kaleesha Morris,
Ngarraanga nginundi Yuludara Remember your Dreaming
illustrates the intimate connections Aboriginal people,
particularly the young, retain with their sense of Aboriginality
and Country. ... A proud Gumbaynggirr and Kulkagal
(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) woman from
Grafton, New South Wales, Morris is passionate about
the empowerment and culture of her people."
Flyer: http://indymedia.org.au/files/2013-05-15_224639.jpg
Event details: http://www.therocks.com/sydney-Things_To_Do-Head_on_Photo_Festival_2013.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/ngarraanga-nginundi-yuludara-remember-your-dream...

Event: Wed 1 May - Sun 30 June 2013: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Photographer: Barbara McGrady
"Barbara is a Gamilario/Murri woman has been photographing
the social history of contemporary Aboriginal life for over
30 years. From Sports to politics, her vision is a unique
perspective from within a community empowering her
subjects by this virtue alone."
Event details: http://headon.com.au/event/barbara-mcgrady
SBS Video: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1765800/Exhibition-sheds-light-on-Ind...

Event: Fri 5 July 2013: Adelaide, SA
150th 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: 6-14 & 17-25 July 6-14 & 17-25 August 2013:
North of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley, WA
The Lurujarri Dreaming Trail
Walk the Trail with us in 2013
As of 13 May 13: "Bookings for 2013 Lurujarri Heritage Trails now closed
6-14 July: fully booked
17-25 July: fully booked
6-14 August: fully booked
17-25 August: fully booked"
"Feel free to contact us if you would like to register your
interest for the Lurujarri Heritage Trail 2014."
"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 Walmadan Tent Embassy, WA: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/walmadan-tent-embassy-james-price-poi...

Event: 7 to 14 July 2013: various locations in Australia
2013 National NAIDOC Week
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is:
We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963
"We value the foresight, strength and determination of the
Yolngu people whose Bark Petitions set into motion a
long process of legislative and constitutional reforms
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people."
The focus city for National NAIDOC celebrations is Perth
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/celebrating-naidoc-week/2013-national-naidoc-we...
Event details: Local NAIDOC Events Calendar: http://www.naidoc.org.au/naidoc-events/calendar/

Event: 10 July 2013 NAIDOC week: Narrabundah, Canberra, ACT
Iconic Aboriginal health service
celebrates 25 years of appropriate care
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
"Canberra’s iconic Winnunga Nimmityjah today celebrates
25 years of providing culturally safe and holistic health
services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
of the ACT and surrounding areas."
Event details: http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1433427/1427565531/name/Iconic+Aboriginal+h...
Event details: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/actindnetwork/message/20758

Event: Sat 13 July - Sun 11 August 2013: Brisbane, Qld
Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
Venue: Queensland Centre for Photography
"Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a
series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
presenting the community and country around Muckaty,
120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek in the NT."
"For over five years this area has been the focus
of federal government pressure as a site to
dump radioactive waste. The federal plan is
deeply unpopular and is being actively opposed."
"Sri Lankan photographer Jagath Dheerasekara
received the Amnesty International Human Rights
Innovation Grant 2010 and has developed the
exhibition as a collaborative project with the
Beyond Nuclear Initiative and Muckaty Traditional Owners."
jagath dheerasekara photographs and story: http://jd.photoshelter.com/gallery/Manuwangku-Under-the-Nuclear-Cloud-NT...
jagath dheerasekara homepage: http://jd.photoshelter.com/index
jagath dheerasekara book: http://au.blurb.com/books/4159127-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud
jagath dheerasekara - My Exhibitions & Events: http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
Essay in burn magazine: http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2013/03/jagath-dheerasekara-manuwangk...
Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) homepage: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/
Amnesty International Australia: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights
Event details: [scroll down page] http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nu...

Event: 21 July 2013: Queensland
Mabo Oration 2013
"Join speaker Les Malezer, co-chair of the National
Congress of Australia's First People, to pay tribute
to the work of Eddie Mabo and examine current issues
facing Australia's First Nations' Peoples at the
Mabo Oration 2013"
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Event details: http://brisbane.broadwayworld.com/article/Les-Malezer-to-Speak-at-MABO-O...

Event: Ongoing: Cherbourg Aboriginal community, S-E Qld
The Ration Shed Museum
"When our Elders were moved off the land and taken to
Cherbourg they were cut off from their traditional sources
of food and were given weekly rations of mainly flour,
sugar, tea, sago, rice, split peas and meat. The rations
were given from a wooden shed which we have restored
and call The Ration Shed Museum. We use the Ration
Shed as a space to tell our stories."
Event details: http://rationshed.com.au/
Museum Hours and Pricing: http://rationshed.com.au/museum-hours-and-pricing

Event: Ongoing: Canberra, ACT
Exhibition now showing:
First Australians - Resistance
"The lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
peoples were profoundly changed by the arrival
of British colonists in 1788. Lives were lost
and land taken as the colonisers attempted to
impose new social, economic and religious
orders. ... "
"Indigenous people responded in a variety of ways.
Some fought back with weapons. Others
developed different strategies to survive this
new and hostile presence."
"Here we present four of these stories."
National Museum of Australia
Event details: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/first_australians/resistance

Event: Fri 2 August 2013: Adelaide, SA
151st 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: 4 August 2013: various locations in Australia
National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)
This year’s theme is: Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter.
"This year’s NAICD focus seeks to support outcomes
through increasing public awareness about:
* The major human rights concerns that Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander children still uniquely and
disproportionately experience around the country; and
* Special rights that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
children have as the Indigenous children of this country."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=58//
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1043
Poster: [front] http://www.snaicc.org.au/tools-resources/dsp-default-e.cfm?loadref=150&t...
Poster: [back] http://www.snaicc.org.au/_uploads/rsfil/02956.pdf

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
"The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's
Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to
promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous
population. This event also recognizes the achievements
and contributions that indigenous people make to
improve world issues such as environmental protection."
Event details: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-day-indigenous-people
Event details: [scroll down page] http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/indigenous-peop...
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: 14 August 2013:
Yolngu Bark Petition 50th Anniversary
Event details: http://foundingdocs.gov.au/item-did-104.html

Event: 6 May - 25 August 2013: Sydney, NSW
Exhibition: Black on White: Belinda Mason
"The project began as Yolngu on Balanda (central Arnhem
Land language group) back in 2008 when Djammarr Djordila
and photographer Belinda Mason travelled to remote
communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, at the
first anniversary of the Australian Government’s Intervention
Policy, to hear community reactions and ask them to
record a visual record of their opinion."
Presented in association with Head On Photo Festival
Event details: http://headon.com.au/event/black-white

Event: Tue 27 August 2013: Tennant Creek, NT
Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
Opening: Tue 27 August 2013
Venue: Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Cultural Centre
"Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a
series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
presenting the community and country around Muckaty,
120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek in the NT."
"For over five years this area has been the focus
of federal government pressure as a site to
dump radioactive waste. The federal plan is
deeply unpopular and is being actively opposed."
"Sri Lankan photographer Jagath Dheerasekara
received the Amnesty International Human Rights
Innovation Grant 2010 and has developed the
exhibition as a collaborative project with the
Beyond Nuclear Initiative and Muckaty Traditional Owners."
jagath dheerasekara photographs and story: http://jd.photoshelter.com/gallery/Manuwangku-Under-the-Nuclear-Cloud-NT...
jagath dheerasekara homepage: http://jd.photoshelter.com/index
jagath dheerasekara book: http://au.blurb.com/books/4159127-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud
jagath dheerasekara - My Exhibitions & Events: http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
Essay in burn magazine: http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2013/03/jagath-dheerasekara-manuwangk...
Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) homepage: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/
Amnesty International Australia: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights
Event details: http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nu...

Event: 28 September 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Melbourne - Thirty Years But Still No Justice!
National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody!
Remember John Pat and the hundreds
who have died in custody since!
"Support these demands made by John Pat’s mother,
Mavis Pat:
* An apology from the WA government for my son’s death in custody
* An ex-gratia payment as compensation
* That the police officers involved need to be brought to
account and a re-opening of the coronial inquiry
into my son’s death ... "
Organised by:
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne
Event details: http://isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54006
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/02/historic-national-stop-deaths-in-cust...
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/232079390250476/
WGAR Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment...

Event: 17 October 2013: University of Sydney, NSW
Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration
"The University [of Sydney], in consultation with the Koori Centre,
believed it would be fitting to name the Oration in honour of the
University’s first Indigenous graduate, Dr Charles Perkins AO.
The Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration was
established with the full support of the Perkins family and in
acknowledgement of Dr Perkins’ tireless dedication to
human rights and social justice for Indigenous Australians."
Event details: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/annual-dr-charles-perkins-...

Event: 25 - 27 November 2013: Cairns, Qld
2013 National Indigenous Health Conference:
Many Pathways, One Outcome
"The 2013 National Indigenous Health Conference 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."
"The conference philosophy is based upon the principles
of sharing knowledge and information that can be adapted
and implemented in other communities within Australia. ...
this event is also based on the principle that Aboriginal
health needs to be seen and catered for in a holistic way."
"Indigenous Health Conference is convened as a private
joint venture made up of Indigenous members from
several countries."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/
Agenda: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/proposedagenda.htm
Guest Speakers: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/guestspeakers.htm
Latest News: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/latestnews.htm

Event: 2 May to 1 December 2013: South Bank, Qld
Voice and Reason
"Since the colonial era, Indigenous artists have been
actively examining the conversations and conflicts
involving their ancestors and settlers in Australia.
Their works affirm the place of their peoples' cultures
in these interactions with different histories and beliefs."
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=5&yi=2013

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/

Event: 26 January 2014: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day / Day of Mourning
Event details: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-...
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/46475
Event details: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223015

Event: 13 February 2014: 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: 21 March 2014: 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: 21 March 2014: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
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: 26 May 2014: various locations in Australia
National Sorry Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/national-sorry-day
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 2014: 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
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

See also:

Creative Spirits: Aboriginal calendar
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/aboriginal-cal...
"When you look at the events which are significant to
Aboriginal people you’ll notice that their recent history
is one of a fight for rights, land and recognition.
It is also a history of sadness, loss and denial."

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