WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 48 events from 30 September 2013

Newsletter date: 30 September 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: 29th September 2013: Fremantle, Perth, WA
Murru: In Memory of John Pat Album Launch
"Big hART and the community of Ieramugadu (Roebourne)
proudly present the Album Launch of Murru
- a music collaboration between John Bennett, Shellie Morris,
Emma Donovan, Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Harry Hookey,
Bill Chambers, the Last Kinection, Trevor Jamieson,
David Hyams and the Roebourne community."
"Murru is dedicated to John Pat, a 16-year old young man
who died in police custody in Roebourne 30 years ago
and is the product of two and a half years of song-writing
and music workshops as part of the Yijala Yala Project
- a long-term, multi-platform social change through the arts project.
Proceeds from ticket and album sales go towards the building
of a memorial for John in his home-town of Roebourne."
Event details: http://www.deathsincustody.org.au/events
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/30-years-on-john-pat-not-forgotten/
Analysis: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54989
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: Mon 30 September 2013: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) planning meeting
"Please Note: As the first Monday in October, i.e. 7 October
is a public holiday we will instead be meeting on
Monday 30 September at 6 pm, Federation Conference Centre"
"Discussion about an upcoming protest on 12 October 2013
12 October 2013 - 3pm:
No Basics Card No Work-for-Dole No Intervention Rally
at Sydney Martin Place.
Part of Occupy Sydney's 2nd anniversary celebration."
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/
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: 30 September 2013: Murrumbidgee River, Stromlo, ACT
Murra Bidgee Mullangari River Ceremony
Uriarra East picnic area, Murrumbidgee River
"For the first time in more than 200 years, Traditional Custodians
from the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia
will perform ceremony with Traditional Custodians in Canberra
on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, to reawaken an
ancient pathway that connected their nations for more than
25,000 years."
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/1646/murra-bidgee-mullangari...

Event: 2 October 2013: ANU, Canberra, ACT
The 'real economy' and the 'hybrid economy':
Rival visions of Indigenous economic development and cultural survival
Presented by: Katherine Curchin
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"In the contemporary debate on how to address the poverty and
disadvantage of Indigenous Australians living in remote regions,
Noel Pearson and Jon Altman are two of the central
intellectual figures. ... This paper compares Pearson and
Altman’s rival visions of Indigenous economic development. ... "
Event details: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Seminars/13/Seminar-Topics%E2%80%94Series-2/02_1...
Current CAEPR seminars: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Seminars/seminars.php

Event: Thu 3 October 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 4 October 2013: Adelaide, SA
153rd 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."
Organiser: Roma Mitchell Community Legal Centre
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

Event: Sat 5 October 2013: Byron Bay, NSW
Boomerang Festival
Speaker: Larissa Behrendt
"Larissa is the Professor of Law and Director of
Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of
Learning at UTS and a practicing barrister.
Award winning novelist she has also published
numerous text books on Indigenous legal issues
and written on human rights, property law, Indigenous
rights, dispute resolution and Aboriginal women’s issues."
Event details: http://www.boomerangfestival.com.au/schedule/detail.aspx?ArtistID=33
Speakers: http://www.boomerangfestival.com.au/schedule/?DayID=5
Boomerang Festival: http://www.boomerangfestival.com.au/

Event: 23 May - 6 October 2013: Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Special Exhibition: Saltwater Visions
"Bark paintings from the Australian National Maritime Museum's
Saltwater Collection highlight the efforts of Yolŋu people
to share their connections to saltwater country with
non-Indigenous people. ...
Five of the 10 bark paintings on display were presented as
evidence of Yolŋu connections to saltwater country in a
2008 High Court case. The court verdict gave precedence to
Indigenous rights and use of the Arnhem Land coastline and
coastal waters over commercial interests and fishing."
Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum
Event details: http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=2130
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1105&si=0&mi=8&yi=2013

Event: 1 June to 7 October 2013: South Bank, Qld
My Country, I Still Call Australia Home:
Contemporary Art from Black Australia
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
"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.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/my_country
Event details: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/coming_soon/my_country
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=8&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=7&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/237
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/230
Event details: http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

Event: Tuesday 8 October 2013: Footscray, Vic
Film Real: Black Screen October
Backroads
"Four men, one woman … a stolen Pontiac.
Joined by desperation and anger, bound for tragedy.
Speeding recklessly across the … Backroads"
"In 1976 Australian film director, Phillip Noyce, sought
Aboriginal political activist Gary Foley’s assistance
to make a road movie set in Bourke and Brewarrina in NSW.
His resulting debut film, Backroads, features Bill Hunter,
Gary Foley, Zac Martin, Terry Camilleri, and Julie MacGregor.
Backroads, takes us on a vivid journey into the remote
corners of white responsibility for black despair in Australia."
Footscray Community Art Centre
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/calendar/film-real-black-screen-october/

Event: Tue 8 & Wed 9 October 2013: Darwin, NT
2 Day Bridging the Gap Seminar
Why Warriors Pty Ltd
"The team from Why Warriors has been running
Bridging the Gap Seminars for over ten years now with
presenters coming from very different backgrounds
creates a very rich and deep human experience."
"Hosted by Richard Trudgen, author of acclaimed book
Why Warriors Lie Down and Die in partnership with
Witiyana Marika, a founding member of internationally
renowned Yothu Yindi band, and
Dianne Gondarra, Yolŋu language consultant and
presenter on Yolŋu Radio."
Event details: http://www.cvent.com/events/2-day-bridging-the-gap-seminar-darwin-octobe...
Event details: http://thna.me/pipermail/darc_thna.me/2013-July/000385.html
Bridging the Gap Seminars: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/seminars/index.php

Event: 9 October 2013: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Recognition and emotional distancing at Indigenous Heritage Sites:
Findings of visitor interviews
Presented by: Laurajane Smith
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"The presentation will outline the various ways in which
other visitors disengage from Indigenous history and culture
to emotionally distance themselves and close down the
possibilities of recognition and acknowledgement.
Tied into this latter response is a reluctance to engage in
recognition of the visitor’s own identity as an inheritor
of colonial legacies. ... "
Event details: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Seminars/13/Seminar-Topics%E2%80%94Series-2/09_1...
Current CAEPR seminars: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Seminars/seminars.php

Event: 11-13 October 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
31st Anniversary Commonwealth Games Protests
Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
"Three days full of activities to mark a historic
turning point in the struggle for Aboriginal rights
in Queensland and across the country."
"Saturday 12th October:
10am: Workshops on First Nations Sovereignty including
sovereignty and multiculturalism;
co-occupation and sovereignty;
sovereignty and the environment;
the recognition bill and constitutional change;
Indigenous conference during G20"
Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/bris-oct.jpg
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

Event: Until 12 October 2013: Darwin, NT
Groggy
Art exhibition by Todd Williams & Therese Ritchie
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art
"Darwin gets groggy with it -- exhibition examines NT booze double-standard"
""My name is Chips Mackinolty and I am an alcoholic …
"Everyone assumes that grog is an exclusively Aboriginal problem.
That is simply not true. Around 50% of Aboriginal people don’t drink at all.
"If the Northern Territory were a nation, we would have the
third highest per capita consumption in the world,
and that is not down to Aboriginal Territorians,
but to non-Aboriginal people living here."
With these words, Mackinolty opened Groggy,
an exhibition of works by local artists Todd Williams and
Therese Ritchie, on September 13 at the
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art." By Emma Murphy
Event details: http://nccart.com.au/index.php/exhibition-program/gallery-1
Event details: [scroll down page] http://nccart.com.au/index.php/exhibition-program
Review: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55008
Review: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/northern/2013/09/15/my-name-is-northern-terri...

Event: 12 October 2013 - 3pm: Sydney, NSW
No Basics Card No Work-for-Dole No Intervention Rally
at Sydney Martin Place.
Part of Occupy Sydney's 2nd anniversary celebration.
Further info: http://www.occupysydney.org.au/2013/09/26/occupy-sydney-2nd-birthday-rally/
Event summary: http://stoptheintervention.org/
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: 17-18 October 2013: Canberra, ACT
First Nations Gathering
Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
"* First Nations stand up and oppose the Mundine, Pearson gang!
* Mundine, Pearson and government must honour and implement
the UN Declaration on the Rights of First Nations Peoples without treaties.
* No more genocide dressed as policies
"saving Aborigines from themselves"!"
"Calling on First Nations People authorised to speak for
their communitiesm, First Nations souljas and supporters to
gather in Canberra to march on Parliament to protest and
resist fresh attacks on First Nations People by the new
Australian Government and its handpicked committee of
genocidal assimilationists."
Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/emb-oct.jpg
NITV News: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/21/the-brisbane-aboriginal-sovereignty-e...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

Event: Thu 17 October 2013: Melbourne CBD, Vic
Public meeting: Henry Reynolds on the 'Forgotten War'
"Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who
fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials
or commemorations of the wars that were fought on
Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists?
Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier
wars now than it was 100 years ago?"
Event details: https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/55024
Event details: [scroll down page] https://www.greenleft.org.au/calendar/2013-10/#Melbourne

Event: 17 October 2013: University of Sydney, NSW
Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration
Guest Speaker - Shane Phillips - CEO - Tribal Warrior Association
Topic - Youth in our community
"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."
"Prior to Shane's appointment as Chief Executive Officer of
the Tribal Warrior Association, his career included roles
working with young people in child protection, juvenile justice
and the law, including working with the Royal Commission
into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody as a community liaison
officer under the Honourable Justice Hal Wooten. ... "
Event details: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/annual-dr-charles-perkins-...

Event: Thu 17 October 2013: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Radical Women and Indigenous Social Justice Association invite you to
a special fundraising screening of Every Mother's Son
"This gripping documentary follows three mothers in
New York City who became unintentional activists
against police brutality. ... just like the Aboriginal mothers,
who tenaciously campaign to bring out the truth about
deaths in custody - this does not stop the women’s
courageous fight."
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/radical-women-and-indigenous-social-justice-asso...
Radical Women: http://www.radicalwomen.org/
ISJA - Melbourne: http://www.isja-msg.com/
Every Mother's Son Trailer: http://www.pbs.org/pov/everymothersson/

Event: 25, 26 October 2013: Canberra, ACT
Biami
"Biami by Duncan Smith and Maitland Schnaars
is a new interactive theatre and dance performance ...
It tells the story of the creation of our Australian
landscape by the Wiradjuri people using
puppets, masks and a few surprises."
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/1890/biami/

Event: 30 October 2013: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Policy change in remote Indigenous housing and employment:
Census evidence from the Northern Territory and elsewhere
Presented by: William Sanders
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"Since 2007, the Commonwealth government has initiated major policy
and program change in remote Indigenous housing and employment,
primarily and directly in the Northern Territory but also, more indirectly,
elsewhere. In conjunction with a major housing construction and
refurbishment program, Indigenous community rental housing built in
the previous three decades has been pushed to change to a
public rental model. A similarly long running Commonwealth
Indigenous ‘workfare’ program, the Community Development Employment
Projects (CDEP) Scheme, has also been pushed to change,
from a wages-for-part-time-employment model to an
activity-for-income-support model. ... "
Event details: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Seminars/13/Seminar-Topics%E2%80%94Series-2/30_1...
Current CAEPR seminars: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Seminars/seminars.php

Event: 6 and 7 November 2013: Coffs Harbour, NSW
AbSec's 'Strong Sector Connected Kids' 2013 Conference
Aboriginal Child, Family & Community Care State Secretariat (NSW)
"The conference will cover the themes of:
* Child Protection
* Child Centred Approach
* Out-of-Home-Care
* Doing it Our Way"
"AbSec are calling for abstract submissions for the 2013
'Strong Sector Connected Kids' conference. Abstracts
must be relevant to one of the four conference themes.
The deadline for abstract submissions is August 9 2013."
Event details: http://www.absec.org.au/events/absec-conference.html
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1118

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: 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: 23 - 24 November 2013: Canberra, ACT
Michael Anderson returns from UN Historical Symposium in Geneva
and has announced the next Sovereign Union meeting
in Canberra on 23 - 24 November 2013
"In regard to these proposed International discussions on
Sovereignty and Self-determination, we are extending an
invitation to all Sovereign Aboriginal Nations in Australia to
meet together in Canberra on Saturday and Sunday
23 - 24 November. The invitation is open to two delegates,
an Elder and a youth, from each Sovereign Nation where
and if possible, with limited space for observers. We are in the
process of securing a venue and the dates are definite."
"The key issues that will be focused on at this gathering are:
* Sovereignty and Self-Determination
* Native Title - v - Aboriginal Sovereignty
* United Nations and International Law on de-colonisation
* Declaring Sovereign Independence
* Developing International Relationships and
* Unification of Sovereign Aboriginal Nations within Australia."
Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/michael-anderson-returns-un-s...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

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: 28 - 30 July 2014: Cairns, Qld
Calling for Papers for the 2014 Indigenous Women Conference:
"This conference is scheduled to be held at the
Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns,
Queensland on July 28 - 30, 2014 as back-to-back
event with the Indigenous Men Conference which
presents a unique opportunity for women to participate
in an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of women."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/2014indigenouswomen.htm

Event: 28 - 30 July 2014: Cairns, Qld
Calling for Papers for the 2014 Indigenous Men Conference:
"This conference is scheduled to be held at the
Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns,
Queensland on July 28 - 30, 2014 as back-to-back
event with the Indigenous Women Conference which
presents a unique opportunity for men to participate
in an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of men."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/2014indigenousmen.htm

Event: 2 May to 1 December 2013: South Bank, Brisbane, Qld
Voice and Reason
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
"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.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/voice_and_reason
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=8&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=7&yi=2013
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: 2 to 6 December 2013 (5 days): West End, Brisbane, Qld
5 day Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander service providers who support
members of the Stolen Generations and their families
Venue: Queensland and Islander Health Council
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1211

Event: Fri 6 December 2013: Adelaide, SA
155th 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."
Organiser: Roma Mitchell Community Legal Centre
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

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: 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: 7 September to 31 December 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Bunjilaka: First Peoples
"Told through the voices of Victoria's First Peoples,
and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language,
artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples;
will tell the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of
Creation to today.
First Peoples will celebrate the history, culture,
achievements and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people."
Venue: Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum
Event details: http://museumvictoria.com.au/bunjilaka/visiting/first-peoples/
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1120&si=0&mi=9&yi=2013

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: 29/30 April 2014: Darwin, NT
Why Warriors Presents Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap Seminars: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/seminars/index.php

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

Event: 28 - 30 July 2014: Cairns, Qld
2014 Indigenous Women Conference
"This conference is scheduled to be held at the
Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns,
Queensland on July 28 - 30, 2014 as back-to-back
event with the Indigenous Men Conference which
presents a unique opportunity for women to participate
in an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of women."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/2014indigenouswomen.htm

Event: 28 - 30 July 2014: Cairns, Qld
2014 Indigenous Men Conference
"This conference is scheduled to be held at the
Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns,
Queensland on July 28 - 30, 2014 as back-to-back
event with the Indigenous Women Conference which
presents a unique opportunity for men to participate
in an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of men."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/2014indigenousmen.htm

Event: 9 August 2014: various locations internationally
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
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: 14/15 October 2014: Darwin, NT
Why Warriors Presents Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap Seminars: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/seminars/index.php

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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WGAR events postings:
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