WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 44 events from 23 December 2013

Newsletter date: 23 December 2013

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

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Events: various times during 2014: various locations around Australia
SNAICC Training Workshops will be held Nationally in 2014 -
Through Young Black Eyes & Working and Walking Together
SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Expressions of interest forms and flyers are available from the SNAICC training page:
http://www.snaicc.org.au/training/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=101
"SNAICC is hosting 'Through Young Black Eyes' workshops in the following regions:
* Brisbane, QLD (March 2014)
* Darwin, NT (April 2014)
* Kalgoorlie, WA (May 2014)
* Broome, WA (May 2014)
* Adelaide, SA (June 2014)
* Hobart, TAS (June 2014)"
'Working and Walking Together':
"SNAICC, in partnership with Family Relationships Services Australia (FRSA),
offers a 2-day workshop on cultural competence in working with
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/training/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=101
'Through Young Black Eyes' Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/training/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=101#TYBE
'Working and Walking Together' Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/training/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=101#WWT
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1263

Event: 7 December 2013 to 3 January 2014: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Coranderrk
By Andrea James & Giordano Nanni; Director Isaac Drandic
"A definitive story from our neglected Indigenous history."
Venue: Belvoir St Theatre
"At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881,
the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve
went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board.
Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed
to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they
had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them."
Event details: http://belvoir.com.au/productions/coranderrk/
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1205&si=0&mi=12&yi=...

New Event: Sat 11 - Sunday 19 January 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Wominjeka Festival 2014
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre
"From a one day gathering in 2010, our annual celebration
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture has grown to
one of the most important events in our calendar,
and the launch of FCAC’s 2014 Artistic Program.
We invite you to participate, engage and celebrate with us.
Welcome to Wominjeka Festival 2014!"
- Jade Lillie, Director & CEO
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/calendar/wominjeka-2014/

Event: 17 January 2014: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"A premiere in the Sydney indigenous community at Redfern Community Centre"
"John Pilger, the renowned investigative journalist and award winning
film maker, has recently completed a new film, Utopia, which deals
with the subjugation of the Aboriginal First Australians." Niall Mulholland
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/articles/a-new-john-pilger-film-utopia-is-now-show...
Event details: http://thestringer.com.au/john-pilger-utopia-launches-in-australia-in-ja...
'Utopia' film reviews: http://johnpilger.com/articles/utopia-reviews
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/23/wgar-news-interview-john-pilger-expos...

Event: 21-23 January and on Australia Day, 26 January 2014: Sydney, NSW
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
Australia launch at "Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) in Sydney"
"Utopia, John Pilger’s new film set for release (in the United Kingdom)
in November, examines the worsening oppression of Aboriginal
people in Australia." Paddy Gibson, an associate producer of Utopia
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/articles/a-new-john-pilger-film-utopia-is-now-show...
Event details: http://thestringer.com.au/john-pilger-utopia-launches-in-australia-in-ja...
'Utopia' film reviews: http://johnpilger.com/articles/utopia-reviews
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/23/wgar-news-interview-john-pilger-expos...

Updated Event: 25 January 2014: Alice Springs, NT
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"Utopia will be screened in Alice Springs at the Araluen Arts Centre"
"When I began filming this secret Australia 30 years ago,
a global campaign was under way to end apartheid in South Africa.
Having reported from South Africa, I was struck by the similarity
of white supremacy and the compliance and defensiveness of
liberals. Yet no international opprobrium, no boycotts, disturbed
the surface of "lucky" Australia." John Pilger, Guardian
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/articles/a-new-john-pilger-film-utopia-is-now-show...
Event details: http://thestringer.com.au/john-pilger-utopia-launches-in-australia-in-ja...
'Utopia' film reviews: http://johnpilger.com/articles/utopia-reviews
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/23/wgar-news-interview-john-pilger-expos...

Updated Event: Sun 26 January 2014: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day / Day of Mourning
"'Australia Day', also known as Survival Day,
Invasion Day and Sovereignty Day:
a commemmoration of the day white settlers
landed in Australia and a day to reflect on the
controversial past of Australia and steer
towards a better society." ATSI Support Portal
"Aboriginal people call it ‘Invasion Day’,
‘Day of Mourning’, ‘Survival Day’ or,
since 2006, ‘Aboriginal Sovereignty Day’.
The latter name reflects that all Aboriginal
nations are sovereign and should be united
in the continuous fight for their rights." Creative Spirits
"Australia Day - No time to celebrate:
Australia Day is traditionally the most racist
day of the year for Aboriginal people.
When people celebrate on January 26,
there is no escaping the fact they are celebrating
the day that one race of people invaded another
race of people’s country and took control of
Aboriginal lands and tried to dominate Aboriginal
people. Invasion Day, as it should be called,
celebrates the dispossession of land, culture,
and way of life of Aborigines." Jay McDonald, GLW
Event details: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-...
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/46475
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223015

New Event: Sun 26 January 2014: Belgrave, Melbourne, Vic
Belgrave Survival Day 2014
"Join us in a celebration of Indigenous Culture.
This year featuring Archie Roach with Craig Pilkington,
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie, Joe Geia and Khan."
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/belgrave-survival-day-2014
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/belgrave-survival-day-2014-0

Event: Sun 26 January 2014: Adelaide, SA
156th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk
around Government House
"Join us on the Candle Light Walk to
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations,
their families and communities left behind,
in their call for Peace and Justice."
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

New Event: Tue 28 January 2014: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
'concerned Australians' - In the Absence of Treaty
Edited by Michele Harris
To be launched by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM Elder from Utopia and Jeff McMullen AM
Gleebooks
"This is the fifth in a series of books that voice the concerns
of many Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Territory living
under the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation."
"In the Absence of Treaty defines how, through changes to
legislation and by engaging Aboriginal peoples in
decision-making without access to independent advice,
control is slipping away from them."
Event details: http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=128394
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
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...

New Event: Thu 4 - Fri 5 September 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
"Potential presenters are invited to submit a paper abstract before 31 January 2014"
Engaging Indigenous Economy Conference
Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches
A conference at The Australian National University
Presented by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
"Conference will coincide with the retirement from CAEPR
of its founding Director, Professor Jon Altman."
"Since the late 1970s Jon has researched Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander economic practices."
" ... the Conference will engage with the themes of
Jon's research across a variety of disciplines, including
comparative modern hunter-gatherer studies;
economic hybridity and alternate development;
land rights, native title and mining; and
sustainable land-based indigenous livelihoods."
"Potential presenters are invited to submit a paper abstract before 31 January 2014"
Event details: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/seminars/conferences/EIE2014.php
Event summary: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/

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

Updated Event: Now Open [as of 22 Dec 13]: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
Insurgence
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
"The Insurgence exhibition explores art, with all its
revolutionary potential, deployed as a platform for politics."
"The museum welcomes all voices in the House-
Insurgence is the voice of proppaNOW. Insurgence builds on
the 80 year tradition of bringing difficult and important
questions to the steps of Parliament House and reinforces
the message that there is no better platform for politics than art."
"The exhibition features the work of Vernon Ah Kee,
Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd, Laurie Nilsen, Megan Cope,
Tony Albert and Richard Bell-artists from the proppaNOW collective,
along with former proppaNOW member Andrea Fisher."
"proppaNOW is an artists’ collective formed in 2004 to provide
mutual support for a number of Brisbane-based Aboriginal artists."
Event details: http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/insurgence/
NITV News: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/23/old-parliament-house-exhib...

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: Permanent Exhibition: 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."
"First Peoples is a permanent exhibition on display at the
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum."
Event details: http://museumvictoria.com.au/bunjilaka/whatson/current-exhibitions/first...
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=12&yi=...
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1120&si=0&mi=10&yi=...
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1120&si=0&mi=9&yi=2013

Event: 10-14 February 2014: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Oxfam Australia will be holding an
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Youth Human Rights and Advocacy Summit
"Are you a young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged 18-25?
Are you passionate about positive change in your communities?
Are you passionate about the rights of your mob?
Do you want to know more about human rights and why it's important to you?"
"Applications close Friday 6 December 2013."
University of New South Wales
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1255
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/33553/
Flyer: http://www.amnesty.org.au/images/uploads/events/2013-108_ATSIP_DTP_Youth...

New Event: 12 February 2014: Acton, Canberra, ACT
Call for volunteers:
Celebrating National Apology & 50 years of AIATSIS with a sea of hands
"AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Studies) and ANTaR
are celebrating the anniversary of the National Apology
and 50 years of AIATSIS with a large, colourful
sea of hands on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin
at Acton Peninsula."
"We would like your help to create the sea!"
Event details: http://antaract.wordpress.com/campaigns/
Event details: http://antaract.wordpress.com/

Updated Event: 13 February 2014: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
"Commemmoration of the day ex-Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd moved a Motion of Apology to the
Indigenous Peoples in the House of Representatives,
apologising for past laws, policies and practices that
devastated the Indigenous Peoples
(particularly those of the Stolen Generation)."
"The NSDC holds annual celebratory events on the
Anniversary of the Apology (13 February each year)
as a mark of respect of the achievement that was
the apology to the Stolen Generations,
but also as an act of reminder to the broader public,
to the country’s politicians and policy makers,
that sorry is more than a word, and that communities,
Stolen Generations focussed community and peak body
organisations, and government politicians and policy
makers must continue to work together in order
to achieve key outcomes for the Stolen Generations."
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

New Event: 13 February 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Apology Concert 2014 - Heal Our Past, Build Our Future Together
Venue: Sydney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne
"The Healing Foundation is hosting a concert at the
Sydney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne to celebrate the
6th anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Stolen Generations."
"Indigenous and non-Indigenous performers, includiing
performances by Archie Roach, Christine Anu, Frank Yamma,
Jimblah, Thelma Plum, Kutcha Edwards, Tim Rogers and
Clare Bowditch."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1298
Event details: http://healingfoundation.org.au/

Event: 14 February 2014: Sydney, NSW
Tenth anniversary of TJ Hickey death
Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA)
"Next year, on February 14, will be the 10th anniversary of the
killing of the young Aboriginal man, TJ Hickey, as a consequence
of the pursuit by the then Redfern police. For nine long years,
the Hickey family has been campaigning for justice and for the
proper legal punishment of those directly responsible for TJ’s death."
"We would like to invite you and your organisation to assist both
the Hickey family and ISJA to make this 10th anniversary rally
and march the biggest to date."
Event details: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55504

New Event: 25 & 26 February 2014: Online Training
An Introduction to Cross‐Cultural Awareness
Why Warriors
"Learn real world skills to help in your work with
Indigenous people with this exploration of the
causes of the Indigenous crisis. Our facilitators,
share their extensive knowledge of Indigenous
communities and the challenges they face, while
providing methods for increasing effectiveness
in your interactions with Indigenous people."
Event details: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/online-ws/index.php

Event: Fri 7 March 2014: Adelaide, SA
157th 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: 17-18 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Marumali workshop for non-Aboriginal service providers
"Marumali is holding a two day workshop on 17-18 March 2014
in Melbourne for non-Aboriginal service providers who work with
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors of Australia's removal policies."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1247
Welcome to Marumali: http://www.marumali.com.au/

Event: 20 March 2014: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1250
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223027
Event details: http://humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/health/index.html
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap

Event: 21 March 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: Fri 4 April 2014: Adelaide, SA
158th 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: Abstract submissions close Mon 7 April 2014: Perth, WA
Aboriginal Health Conference 2014 - call for abstracts now open
"Rural Health West is hosting the Aboriginal Health
Conference in Perth on 5-6 July 2014 and is calling for
conference abstracts to be submitted."
"The conference will include presentations, clinical updates,
practical workshops, case studies, learning opportunities
and hands-on sessions which follow the conference theme of
'Strong Communities - Healthy Communities'."
Event details: http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/professional-development/conferences-e...
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1271

Event: 18 May 2013 to 21 April 2014: 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 summary: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/238
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=10&yi=...
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

New Event: 29 & 30 April 2014: Darwin, NT
Why Warriors Presents
Bridging the Gap Seminars
"Many people want to know why the crisis in many
Aboriginal communities seems so hard to change,
others ask how they can be involved in practical
reconciliation. Some want tounderstand more
about an original Australian culture and its people,
while others want skills so they can better
communicate with Indigenous people.
Bridging the Gap seminars deal with these and
many other issues."
"Why warriors takes you on an in-depth 2 day journey,
providing information and tools not found in other training.
You will walk away with the knowledge that you can create change."
Event details: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/seminars/index.php

New Event: 13 & 14 May 2014: Online Training
An Introduction to Cross‐Cultural Awareness
Why Warriors
"This course is a must for all those working with
remote and urban Indigenous people, creating
policy or interested in learning more about
cross-cultural dynamics and Indigenous culture."
Event details: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/online-ws/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: 5 - 6 July 2014: Perth, WA
Aboriginal Health Conference 2014
Strong commitments - healthy communities
"Developing strong commitments to improve the
health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in rural
and remote communities."
"Rural Health West invites you to one of Western
Australia's leading Aboriginal Health Conferences
to be held in Perth from the 5 - 6 July 2014."
"The conference theme 'Strong commitments
- healthy communities' will be addressed through
presentations, clinical updates, practical workshops,
hands-on concurrent sessions and case study
learning opportunities that are professionally accredited
and delivered by expert specialists and speakers."
Event details: http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/professional-development/conferences-e...
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1271

Event: 6 to 13 July 2014: various locations in Australia
National NAIDOC Week
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/

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/

Updated Event: Thu 4 - Fri 5 September 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Engaging Indigenous Economy Conference
Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches
A conference at The Australian National University
Presented by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
"Conference will coincide with the retirement from CAEPR
of its founding Director, Professor Jon Altman."
"Since the late 1970s Jon has researched Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander economic practices."
" ... the Conference will engage with the themes of
Jon's research across a variety of disciplines, including
comparative modern hunter-gatherer studies;
economic hybridity and alternate development;
land rights, native title and mining; and
sustainable land-based indigenous livelihoods."
"Potential presenters are invited to submit a paper abstract before 31 January 2014"
Event details: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/seminars/conferences/EIE2014.php
Event summary: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/

New Event: 14 & 15 October 2014: Darwin, NT
Why Warriors Presents
Bridging the Gap Seminars
"Learn more about Indigenous Yolŋu culture than
most people would in a lifetime. Understand why
Yolŋu people and other ethnic minorities are suffering."
"See a model that works, developed with the Yolŋu
people in Arnhem Land; a model that allows the
people to build their future around health, economics,
law and governance, and social issues."
"Why warriors takes you on an in-depth 2 day journey,
providing information and tools not found in other training.
You will walk away with the knowledge that you can create change."
Event details: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/seminars/index.php

New Event: 11 & 12 November 2014: Online Training
An Introduction to Cross‐Cultural Awareness
Why Warriors
"An Introduction to Cross‐Cultural Awareness is
presented online, with our facilitator streaming live
from Arnhem Land. You can participate in this workshop
from any location that has a relible internet connection."
Event details: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/online-ws/index.php

New Event: 20 December 2014: 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: 14-17 September 2015: Perth, WA
6th SNAICC National Conference
SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care
"The SNAICC National Conference will now be held every two years and
we hope you can lock in 14 to 17 September 2015 dates into your
2-year plan and look forward to our Perth conference as much as we are."
"This year's [2013] conference was our largest to date attracting over
1100 registrants who had the opportunity to participate in a diverse
program of over 70 con-current sessions that covered a wide range of topics
addressing the needs of Aboriginal ad Torres Strait Islander children and families."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1227
2013 post-conference report online: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=67

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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