Canberra events: Anzac Eve Peace Vigil + Anzac Day Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March

Canberra Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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New Event: Anzac Eve 24 April 2014: Mt Ainslie, Canberra, ACT
Anzac Eve Peace Vigil 2014
"It's becoming a Canberra tradition to gather for
peace on Anzac Eve. As we walk, sing, share stories
and make ceremony together we remember that
almost everyone in Australia has a family story of
trauma and loss through war, including all our
Indigenous peoples. As we all participate in kindling
the Peace Fire we help to re-member what has
been dis-membered. Please note, we are using the
Walgalu name Bialagee for the mountain that Canberra
people also call Mt Ainslie. Bialagee means "gathering"
and the mountain is known in local Aboriginal traditions
as a women's place. You are welcome to join the
Peace Vigil for any or all of its parts."
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See also: Canberra Peace Convergence 2014:

Event: Anzac Day 25 April 2014: Canberra, ACT
Invitation to Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March
"First Nations and Peoples
to bring banners identifying the place and time
their people were massacred/murdered/poisoned
and by whom"
"Gather 10am Anzac Day 25 April 2014
Corner Anzac Parade and Constitution Avenue, Canberra"
"We also invite supporters to carry banners for those who
are unable to be present. We emphasise that this is a
silent parade in empathy with the solemnity of the day,
wearing black."
See videos from Anzac Day Marches 2011, 2012 & 2013:
Contact: Michael Anderson, Convenor,
Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia
"Our action is highlighting a fact. It is not a protest"
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Event: 3-30 April 2014: Woden, Canberra, ACT
People are Legends:
Focusing on the literary works of Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993)
2014 Heritage Festival
Venue: ACT Heritage Library, first floor of Woden Library
"Follow the creative journey of local identity Kevin Gilbert
through this multimedia exhibition curated by his constant
companion, Eleanor. Discover his literary output of
award-winning books and thought provoking solutions to
oppression in Aboriginal communities, along with deep
expressions of embedded pride and belief in the
oldest continuing living culture on earth."
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Event: 7 May 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Indigenous Carers and Indicators for Social Inclusion
Presented by: Margaret Raven
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"TBC "
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Event: 14 May 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Meaningful learning, meaningful engagement, meaningful jobs:
A community-based approach to adult learning in remote Indigenous Australia
Presented by: Jerry Schwab and Inge Kral
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"Abstract TBC"
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Event: 23 November 2013 to 18 May 2014: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
I’ve Been Working On The Railway
National Archives of Australia
Curated and toured by: The Workshops Rail Museum
"Through the 1950s, 60s and 70s, there were large scale
developments of rail infrastructure across Australia.
In the hot and dusty environments of the inland north,
it was a common scene to find Torres Strait Islanders,
Australian South Sea Islanders and Aboriginal people
working long and hard in the hot sun."
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Event: 21 May 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Fisheries co-management in the Torres Strait:
Dialogue or parallel monologues?
Presented by: Annick Thomassin
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"Abstract TBC"
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Event: 4 June 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Understanding and addressing racism against
Indigenous Australians through the LEAD program
Presented by: Yin Paradies
CAEPR Seminar
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Australian National University
"Abstract TBC"
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Event: 1 to 5 July 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
2014 Students of Sustainability Conference
"The 2014 Students of Sustainability Conference,
is a national wide conference being held at the
Australian National University, Canberra from
the 1st to 5th of July. The conference brings together
speakers, educators and artists from around
Australia and will be five days of celebration,
indigenous solidarity, delicious food, networking
and camping."
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Event: 22 November 2013 to 20 July 2014: Canberra, ACT
Exhibition: On Country: Connect, Work, Celebrate
Venue: National Museum of Australia
"On Country: Connect, Work, Celebrate is an inspiring
exhibition that showcases contemporary Indigenous
land and sea management practices across Australia."
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Event: 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014: Canberra, ACT
Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists
Venue: National Museum of Australia
"The National Museum of Australia holds the largest
collection of bark paintings in the world. Don’t miss
your chance to see specially selected barks on display
in this stunning exhibition, which celebrates the genius
of Australia’s master bark artists."
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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"
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Updated Event: 1 December 2014: Acton, Canberra, ACT
The 2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture
National Centre for Indigenous Studies - ANU
Venue: Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
"Each year, a renowned Australian is invited to speak
publicly on the topic of reconciliation.
The 2014 lecture will be given by Senior Australian
of the Year 2014 and Reconciliation advocate,
Fred Chaney AO."
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Event: Ongoing: Canberra, ACT
Exhibition now showing:
First Australians - Resistance
Venue: National Museum of Australia
"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."
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See also:

CAEPR ANU - Current Seminars (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research)

NCIS ANU - Events (National Centre for Indigenous Studies)

ANTaR ACT Homepage

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"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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