WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 57 events from 12 June 2013

Newsletter date: 12 June 2013

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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

Event: Wed 12 June 2013: Melbourne CBD, Vic
Public meeting: Closing the Indigenous health gap in Victoria
Speakers:
* Mary Guthrie (Policy and Communications, The Lowitja Institute),
* Jane Freemantle (Centre for Health & Society ... )
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/54247

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: Wed 12 June 2013: Sydney, NSW
Film: Buckskin
Sydney Film Festival
"Like many young Aboriginal men, Jack Buckskin grew
up not knowing his traditional language and culture,
as it had been driven almost to extinction a hundred
years ago. Living on the edge of Adelaide, a life-changing
event set him on a new path. Now Jack is on a mission to
renew the Kaurna language and culture, the language of
the Adelaide Plains, and teach it to as many people as
he can in his lifetime."
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1037&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

Event: Thu 13 June 2013: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
ISJA meeting
Indigenous Social Justice Association
The proposed agenda include:
1) Death in Custody coalition/ Forum 27 July.
2) Report on the other campaigns Hickey, Bowraville, Kings Cross, Roberto L. Curti
3) Colin report
4) Rally against Intervention
5) General business
Event details: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Redfern-Waterloo/message/7167

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: Fri 14 June 2013: Sydney, NSW
Film: Wrong Side of the Road
Sydney Film Festival
"Roads, rock and racism! This iconic '80s film,
hailed as a game changer, has been brought back
to life frame by painstaking frame. The soundtrack,
in all its reggae-infused glory, has been restored
to the filmmaker's original vision. The film follows
two days in the lives of Aboriginal bands Us Mob
and No Fixed Address, as they trek from Port Adelaide
to Point Pearce, South Australia."
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1037&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

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: 15 June; 10 August; 7 Sept; 9 Nov 2013: Ettmogah Pub, Qld
Ration Shed Tours
- Aunty Honor and Aunty Fayes’ Most Excellent Adventure
"Visit the Cherbourg Ration Shed and hear first hand
what life was like living under the Act on the government
controlled mission formerly called Barambah."
Departing and returning at Ettmogah Pub
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

Event: Sat 15 June 2013: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
Our first Aboriginal speaker for CBE Sydney:
BRUNCH with Donna Meehan
Topic: A creative reflection of Indigenous poetry
- a memory of Donna’s journey as part of the Stolen Generations.
Christians for Biblical Equality
"Our guest speaker will be Donna Meehan.
Donna is an Aboriginal Gamilaroi Woman.
She is a committed Christian and a well known
Indigenous author. Donna is focussed on being
a peacemaker; she is passionate about advocating
for Stolen Generations, Reconciliation and social justice."
Event details: http://cbesydney.org.au/events/

Event: Sun 16 June 2013: West End, Qld
ANTaR activities
"Come along and get involved at the inaugural
meeting of our 4 new working groups.
We are keen to have your input in any of these 4 areas:
* Closing the Gap
* Stolen Wages
* The Learning More Program and our Sea of Hands
* Reducing Incarceration Rates
Event details: http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

Event: Sun 16 June 2013: Darwin, NT
Mabo & Black Buster
Black Screen Darwin - Film Festival
Deckchair Cinema
"The Black Screen program tours and makes
Black Screen DVDs of contemporary Indigenous
Australian films available to individuals and
organisations for use at screening events,
festivals and community celebrations."
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Event details: http://thna.me/pipermail/darc_thna.me/attachments/20130605/bd76a735/atta...
Event details: http://thna.me/pipermail/darc_thna.me/2013-June/000376.html

Event: 16 June 2013: Croydon, NSW
The Intervention and Constitutional Change:
What does this really mean for Reconciliation?
Speaker: Jeff McMullen
Catholics In Coalition for Justice and Peace
"Throughout his professional life Jeff McMullen has written,
filmed and campaigned around the world to improve
the health, education and human rights of Indigenous people."
Flyer: http://www.ccjpoz.org/attachments/db/ccj/106.pdf
Event details: http://www.ccjpoz.org/templates/ccj/page/page_html_standard.php?secID=50

Event: Mon 17 June 2013: Cook, Canberra, ACT
Another stolen generation?
Guest speaker Mary Ivec
"Join us for a discussion about current government policy
that removes Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory
into non-Aboriginal families, contrary to international law."
"Mary will speak about the Australian National University's
research regarding child protection and the successful
programs which keep children safely at home."
Hosted by the Amnesty Belconnen Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/31979/

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: http://www.crossart.com.au/index.php/witnessing-the-intervention-couniha...
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/arts-and-festivals/counihan-gallery/exhib...
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1009&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013
Video: http://vimeo.com/44793237
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: 4 to 16 June 2013: Queensland
Play: Mother Courage and Her Children
Presented By QPAC & Queensland Theatre Company
The Playhouse Theatre
"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: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1040&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013
Event details: [scroll to bottom of page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/219

Event: 7 to 16 June 2013: Eveleigh, NSW
19th International Symposium on Electronic Art and Carriageworks presents:
Naala-Ba
"Naala-Ba, which in Dharug language (www.dharug.dalang.com.au)
is an apt description of the three works presented here for ISEA2013.
The works span from the desert country of the Pilbara in
Western Australia, depicting fearsome ancestral stories;
back across the continent to the metropolitan hub of Brisbane,
Queensland's capital city, and portrayals of the ongoing fight
against neo-colonial oppression; ... "
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1038&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

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: 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=1035&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=996&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

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 details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1031&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

Event: 29 Jun to 24 Aug 2013: Various venues around Canberra, ACT
Windsongs & Waterlines - Where is, what is Wreck Bay?
"The Wreck Bay Community is the only Aboriginal Community
reserve in the ACT and is a closed community.
This exhibition will enable the wider public a rare
opportunity to visit and better understand Wreck Bay’s story.
For traditional owners this exhibition is an opportunity to
speak about culture and country and how as a community
Wreck Bay has culturally survived the past 100 years."
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/393/windsongs-and-waterlines...

Event: Fri 10 May - Sun 30 June 2013: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Visions in Black & White: images from Indigenous Australia
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/visions-black-white-images-indigenous-australia
SBS Video: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1765800/Exhibition-sheds-light-on-Ind...
Review: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54254

Event: 2 to 13 July 2013: Kingston, Canberra, ACT
Wave Hill/Canberra Exchange exhibition
"Wave Hill/Canberra Exchange recognises the significant
connection between the Gurindji people of Daguragu and
Kalkarindji communities, whose ground‑breaking strike in
the 1960s heralded the birth of the national land rights
movement. Canberra played a significant role in this seminal
moment in Australian history, as the Gurindji people and their
supporters dealt with government and politicians from
1966 to 1975."
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/404/wave-hill-jinparrak-canb...

Event: Tue 2 July 2013: Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
Free film screening with special guest speaker
Angela Bates, NITV's Current Affairs journalist
at Amnesty International's Action Centre, Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/

Event: Thu 4 July 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: 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 11 June 13: "Limited places left on Lurujarri Heritage Trails 2013
6-14 July: fully booked
17-25 July: fully booked
6-14 August: still taking bookings
17-25 August: still taking bookings"
"Feel free to contact us if you would like to
get some more information or 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."
Flyer: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/5aa25794123a76917a3454110/files/Winnunga_25...
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: 10 to 11 July 2013: National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT
Inside Out: New Actions for Change by First Australians
"'Inside Out' is a forum of powerful ideas that explores new
directions for social and political change.
From the streets to the boardroom, the change-makers
of today work from inside the political structures that once
kept them out. How has activism given way to new forms of
campaigning? What is the new-look radicalism and the role
of advocacy and diplomacy? The audience will interact
with diverse panels of critical thinkers to exchange
and contest ideas in a supportive and progressive format."
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/394/inside-out-new-actions-f...

Event: 11 to 13 July 2013: Civic Square, Canberra, ACT
BLAK
Canberra Theatre Centre
"Bangarra Dance Theatre breaks the silence with an
exciting, physically dynamic production Blak; exploding
with stories about a contemporary clan and the
collision of two worlds."
Event details: http://www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au/site/what-is-on.php?detail=blak-...

Event: 13 July 2013: State Library, Qld
Black Queen, Black King by Steven Oliver
"Three Indigenous gay men explores the importance
of identity, the meaning of family and the needs for honesty."
A Blaxploitation version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

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 details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

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: 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: Thu 1 August 2013: Mitchelton, Qld
Indigenous Careers & Employment Expo
"BBQ, Traditional Games, Build Your Resume workshop"
Facilitated by: North West Urban Participation Reference Group
Event details: http://www.989fm.com.au/events/

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 details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1047&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013

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: Fri 6 September 2013: Adelaide, SA
152nd 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: Ongoing until 14 September 2013: Canberra, ACT
Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait
"Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait is an exhibition
of striking photographs, stories and objects about the
lives, culture and identity of Torres Strait Islanders."
"People from islands across Australia's northern frontier
are depicted in David Callow's portraits. They compare
current and traditional ways and practices and reflect on
changes that have occurred in the Torres Strait during
their lives."
National Museum of Australia
Event details: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/bipotaim/home

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/
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/deaths-in-custody-when-will-something-be-done/
WGAR Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment...

Event: 4 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 details: http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

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=6&yi=2013
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

Event: 3 June 2014: 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

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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