Newsletter date: 15 June 2013
* Community Radio 3CR interview with Kado Muir, Aboriginal leader and activist from the goldfields region of inland WA
* Background to the Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining
* Nicole Watson, Tracker: Standing on the shoulders of giants [The Land Rights movement]
* Chris Munro, Tracker: Aboriginal Ink: A spoonful of land rights
* Roy Ah See, Tracker: Lest we forget who paved the way
* CAAMA Video: Native Title Conference
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Native Title reforms to make it easier for developers
* Background to Mabo and Native Title
* Chris Munro, Tracker: Tribes help protect large area of Qld
* Chris Graham, Tracker: LALC Land - Getting back to country
* Debra Jopson, The Global Mail: Rock Art Threat Spurs State Investigation
* COMMUNITY RADIO 3CR INTERVIEW WITH KADO MUIR, ABORIGINAL LEADER AND ACTIVIST FROM THE GOLDFIELDS REGION OF INLAND WA
- Audio Interview
3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show 08.06.2013
8 Jun 13: "Walking and Talking with Kado Muir. A Conversation from the Desert. This weeks show is a fascinating conversation with Indigenous leader and activist Kado Muir, from the goldfields region of inland WA. We hear Kado’s thoughts on the sovereignty movement, the impacts of mining on his land and his response to the arguments put forward by Marcia Langton in this years Boyer Lectures, broadcast on the ABC."
* BACKGROUND TO THE WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT: STEPPING OUT AGAINST URANIUM MINING
WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining: WANFA & ANAWA (11 May 13)
WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert and rain (6 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/05/wgar-news-no-plans-for-jpp-gas-hub-bu...
Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA)
* NICOLE WATSON, TRACKER: STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
- Analysis / Opinion
agendaTracker: Little Black Duck: Standing on the shoulders of giants
11 Jun 13: "The Land Rights movement is Australia’s oldest, continuing political struggle. While it remains vitally important to each one of us, I often find it difficult to express in words what the Movement actually means to me. But given that this issue of Tracker is dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), I thought that it would be fitting for me to try. I come from a community that is yet to gain land rights. I have no real idea of what it is like to live on land that is owned and governed by Aboriginal people. Nonetheless, the Land Rights movement is indelibly etched into my soul." By Nicole Watson, a Murri lawyer and researcher, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney
* CHRIS MUNRO, TRACKER: ABORIGINAL INK: A SPOONFUL OF LAND RIGHTS
- Analysis / Opinion
agendaTracker: Aboriginal Ink: A spoonful of land rights
6 Jun 13: "NATIONAL: In speculating on the next 30 years of Aboriginal land rights, CHRIS MUNRO looks at some of the challenges experienced by Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam in America during the mid sixties. Three decades of land rights for Aboriginal people in NSW is quite an achievement. As you’ll read in the pages of Tracker this month, there’s been plenty of hard fought gains along the way and rivers of blood spilt in the streets. Indeed the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and the land rights network more broadly is a testament to those warriors who dedicated their lives to making a semblance of equality a reality." By Chris Munro, a Gamilaroi man, a former political correspondent for NITV National News
* ROY AH SEE, TRACKER: LEST WE FORGET WHO PAVED THE WAY
- Analysis / Opinion
agendaTracker: Lest we forget who paved the way
3 Jun 13: "2013 is the 30th anniversary of land rights in NSW. This opinion piece by Cr ROY AH SEE is devoted to our warriors, our fighters and elders. I often get asked what is the best part about my job as an elected Councillor for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. When I was elected to the Board in 2007, I saw the region I’ve been elected to represent - Sydney/Newcastle - as a kind of a blank canvas. So I used to think that one of the best parts about my job was the freedom to plan your day, and the autonomy to do what you want. That was until I realized ... " By Roy Ah See
"Roy Ah See is the Councillor for the Sydney-Newcastle region. He was born and raised on Nanima Reserve in Wellington, NSW on the banks of the Macquarie River. He now lives in the Central Coast of NSW and is a member of the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council."
* CAAMA VIDEO: NATIVE TITLE CONFERENCE
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Native Title Conference
8 Jun 13
- Related Audio
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
4 Jun 13: "* The 2013 National Native Title Conference is underway in Mparntwe Alice Springs …with large numbers of Aboriginal stakeholders from across the country attending.
* The three day conference was off to a busy start with visiting American lawyer and legal scholar Professor Robert A Williams Jnr challenging the notion of sovereignty and what it might mean for Aboriginal people in this country."
- Past Event
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
* GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER: NATIVE TITLE REFORMS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR DEVELOPERS
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: Native Title reforms to make it easier for developers
10 Jun 13: "The Native Title Act, watered down by Paul Keating and then butchered by John Howard, is in for another bashing under a Coalition Government. Earlier this year the Coalition’s Tony Abbott told The Stringer that there would be changes to Native Title processes. These changes would ensure less red tape for miners and developers. Mr Abbott said he would describe the prospective changes and the detail around them closer to September 14. The annual National Native Title Conference, with a theme of 'Shaping the future', was held last week in Alice Springs." By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist
* BACKGROUND TO MABO AND NATIVE TITLE:
Last updated: 11 June 2013
* CHRIS MUNRO, TRACKER: TRIBES HELP PROTECT LARGE AREA OF QLD
newsTracker: Tribes help protect large area of Qld
11 Jun 13: "QLD: Eight Aboriginal tribes in far north Queensland have been tasked with helping to protect more than a million hectares of land. Parts of the Girringun Region, between Cairns and Townsville and inland to Greenvale, became an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) on Saturday. This includes parts of the Wet Tropics as well as coastal areas of the Great Barrier Reef. Girringun Aboriginal Corporation boss Phil Rist said this allows traditional owners to help other environmental and government groups look after the area." By Chris Munro, a Gamilaroi man, a former political correspondent for NITV National News
* CHRIS GRAHAM, TRACKER: LALC LAND - GETTING BACK TO COUNTRY
- Analysis / Opinion
LALC Land in Tracker: Getting back to country
13 Jun 13: "LALC LAND: The Gilgandra Aboriginal community has teamed up with a government authority to return a significant parcel of land back to its former glory. But how they got there is a remarkable story of white and black Australians working together. CHRIS GRAHAM reports." By Chris Graham, a Walkley Award and Human Rights award winning writer
* DEBRA JOPSON, THE GLOBAL MAIL: ROCK ART THREAT SPURS STATE INVESTIGATION
The Global Mail: Rock Art Threat Spurs State Investigation
3 Jun 13: "The New South Wales Government is close to completing a formal investigation, prompted by a March report in The Global Mail, into the desecration of two Blue Mountains caves rich in Aboriginal rock art. The deadline for an assessment on how to conserve the caves is due "mid-year," state Environment Minister Robyn Parker said last week. ... "Rock art gets hardly any money in the NPWS Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) budget... " says Brennan. [archaeologist Wayne Brennan]" By Debra Jopson
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