WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 83 events from 2 June 2014

Newsletter date: 2 June 2014

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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Event: Until at least 31 May 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
"ACT Heritage Library can now confirm the
exhibition is up until at least the end of May"
"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."
Event details: http://www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage_festival/events/2014...
Event summary: http://www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage_festival/events
Event summary: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_re...
ACT Heritage Library opening hours: http://www.library.act.gov.au/find/history/library

Updated Events: 2, 28 June 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Swinburne University Vic, Ryde NSW
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"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
All screenings of 'Utopia': http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/showings
Event details: http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/
'Utopia' film reviews: http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/reviews & http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html#Utopia-R... & http://johnpilger.com/articles/utopia-reviews
Respect and Listen Background to 'Utopia' film: http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/15/background-to-utopia-john-pilgers-doc...

Event: every first and third Monday of the month: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) campaign and planning meetings
Venue: Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
"STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) is an open
collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people committed
to the repeal of the NT Intervention and the struggle for
Aboriginal self-determination."
"We meet every first and third Monday of the month to discuss
the campaign and plan for actions and awareness-raising."
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/

New Event: every Wednesday: South Brisbane, Qld
Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE) meetings
Event details: http://brisbaneblacks.com/sovereign-embassy/support/

Event: first Thursday of each month: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne (ISJA Melbourne)
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month
Venue: Solidarity Salon
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

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
"The workshops are:
* Through Young Black Eyes Workshops-
a comprehensive set of resources to assist communities or
organisations to run workshops about family violence,
child abuse and neglect, and develop child-safe communities,
all of which can be adapted to suit local community needs.
* Working and Walking Together -
FRSA and SNAICC together offer unique cultural competence
training tailored to the family and relationships services sector.
The two-day workshop is for people and organisations who
wish to develop culturally appropriate professional practice
and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families."
"SNAICC is hosting Through Young Black Eyes workshops in the following regions:
* Brisbane, QLD (March 2014)
* Adelaide, SA (June 2014)
* Hobart, TAS (June 2014) - TBC
* Darwin, NT (July 2014)
* Broome, WA (July 2014)"
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

Updated Events: 27 May until 3 June 2014: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
"It is a time to celebrate and build on the respectful
relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people and other Australians."
"National Reconciliation Week is framed by two
key events in Australia’s history, which provide
strong symbols for reconciliation:
* 27 May 1967- the referendum ...
* 3 June 1992 - the Mabo decision ... "
Reconciliation Australia
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/projects/national-reconciliation-week
Event details: http://maboday.com.au/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1721
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

New Events: Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June 2014: Kew, Melbourne, Vic
Fragile First Impressions:
A Threatened Archive of Indigenous Reportage
The Daley Gallery
"Trinity Grammar and Warddeken Land Management invite
you to an informal afternoon of floor talks and musical
performance on Sun 1 June 2014."
1 June 2014: Welcome address from Dr Michael Davies.
Speakers:
* Warddeken Land Management Director Terah Guymala,
* Exhibition Curator Peter Cooke,
* Professor Marcia Langton, Melbourne University.
"Singer songwriter and leader of Arnhem Land’s Nabarlek Band, Terah Guymala,
will perform original songs celebrating Warddeken culture, past and present."
Events details: http://enews.ptly.com/trinity/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2014/05/Fragil...
Events details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php
Events details: [scroll down page] http://enews.ptly.com/trinity/28-may-2014-week-6/
Background to Warddeken Land Management: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/partners/Warddeken-Land-Management-Limited.php

New Event: 3 June 2014: Melbourne, Vic
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) illicit drug summit
"The summit has been organised by NACCHO in response
to a request from members to hold a one day event to
discuss the impact of illicit drugs (in particular ice) use
by clients and evidence based interventions available
for services to utilise in responding to this issues relating
to this use."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1742

Event: 3 June 2014: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
"On June 3rd 1992, six months after
Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the
High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders
held native title to land in the Torres Strait."
Event details: http://www.mabonativetitle.com/home.shtml
Event details: http://maboday.com.au/
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

New Event: Tue 3 - Wed 4 June 2014: Sydney, NSW
Recognising and Responding to Dementia in Indigenous Communities
Presented by Dr Melissa Lindeman & Kylie Stothers
Venue: Tuscan Room, SMC Conference & Function Centre
"A two day workshop that will give you the skills you need
to provide quality dementia care and support to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with
dementia, their families and community."
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://www.dtsc.com.au/category/national/national-events/
Event details: https://register.eventarc.com/23144/recognising-and-responding-to-dement...

New Event: Tue 3 - Wed 4 June 2014: Wollongong, NSW
'Recognising and Responding to Dementia in Indigenous Communities' Workshop
Venue: Dementia Training Study Centres, University of Wollongong
Event summary: http://iaha.com.au/calendar/recognising-and-responding-to-dementia-in-in...

New Event: Wed 4 June 2014: Coffs Harbour, NSW
Living Your Rights: Declaration Dialogue Workshop
Australian Human Rights Commission
"The Workshops are an opportunity for you to build on
your own awareness and understanding of the
Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
as well as have your say about how the Decclaration
can be implemented in Australia."
Speakers include: Mick Gooda and Rivkah Nissim
Venue: Grace Roberts Memorial Hall
Event details: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/declaration-dialogues-coffs-h...
Event details: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-your-rights-declaration-dialogue-...

Event: 4 June 2014: Perth, WA
Ways of working with Aboriginal people - Part 2
"This training is part of the Strong spirit strong mind training
program provided by the Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) of
Western Australia. To attend Part 2 training, participants
are required to have attended Ways of working with
Aboriginal people - Part 1. ... This training is suitable for
workers who have Aboriginal clients: individuals and
families. Aboriginal workers are encouraged to attend."
Registration applications close 20 May 2014
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1634

Event: 4 - 6 June 2014: Melbourne, Vic
What works: doing it our way:
National Indigenous drug and alcohol conference (NIDAC)
Organised by National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC)
"NIDAC 2014 aims to highlight approaches that are working
to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs and
its associated harms among Indigenous Australians. ...
It is expected that many of the delegates who attend the
conference will predominantly be those who are working
to address harmful Indigenous drug and alcohol use."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1479

Event: 6 - 9 June 2014: Barunga, NT
Barunga festival
"The festival benefits the community of Barunga and the
people of the region economically, socially and culturally. ...
In 1988, as the rest of Australia was celebrating 200 years
of white settlement, Barunga was the site of Aboriginal
leaders coming together, and presenting Prime Minister
Bob Hawke with the Barunga Statement. The Barunga
Statement calls for Aboriginal self-management. Bob
Hawke signed the statement in his visit to the festival,
and said he would bring it before parliament. Sadly,
he never did. Today, every aspect of the Barunga
Statement is as pertinant as the day it was written."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1590

Event: Fri 6 June 2014: Adelaide, SA
160th 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

New Event: Sun 8 June 2014: East Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Film Festival: The Redfern Story
Director: Darlene Johnson
Country: Australia
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Venue: Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
"In the early '70s, Aboriginal political activism took
to the stage with the first all-Indigenous theatre
company, the National Black Theatre in inner-city
Redfern. Against the backdrop of street protests,
a group of actors and activists created a voice for their
community; the theatre became a social hub where
Indigenous identity could be explored. ... "
Event details: http://tix.sff.org.au/html/s_TheRedfernStory.htm
Sydney Film Festival Program: http://www.sff.org.au/public/films/program/

Event: 14 December 2013 to 9 June 2014: South Bank, Brisbane, Qld
Our Dreaming: animating country
- connecting people to place through animation and storytelling
Organisation: State Library of Queensland
Venue: State Library of Queensland
"Through exhibitions, workshops and events Our Dreaming
showcases Queensland’s vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander stories, as they are retold through animation."
"Explore how new mediums have contemporised traditional
storytelling, preserving a rich legacy for future generations.
Our stories create enduring connections from past to present,
people to place and to each other, giving us a sense of belonging.
Experience how these stories are being shared and bring
your own stories to life."
Event details: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/our-dreaming
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/240

Event: Tue 10 June 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Film Real: Black Screen, June
Screening: 'Destiny in the Dirt' and 'Buckskin'
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre Basement Theatre
"The story of Buckskin is 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."
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/event/film-real-black-screen-june/
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/events/category/event/

New Event: Wed 11 June 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Yolngu Studies Livestream Lecture Series
Venue of next lecture: Ethel Tory Centre, ANU
"This page presents the summaries of the
Yolŋu Studies livestream lecture series that
our study group has compiled. The study group
meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6pm in
Canberra to watch a lecture and discuss it
afterward."
"We would like to establish a communication...
I learn your culture, your language and way of life
and I expect you to come and learn my language
and culture [so] to understand me better..."
- Ṉärrkama (aka Yiŋiya) Guyula, April 2013
Event details: http://allianceaustrale.org/yolngu/

Event: 11 June 2014: Perth, WA
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention in Aboriginal communities
"This one day training workshop is delivered by the
Strong spirit strong future (SSSF) team and offers information on
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), prevention strategies,
and skills for working with Aboriginal women of child bearing age.
A central focus will be the use of culturally secure resources
developed for reducing use of alcohol during pregnancy."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1630

New Event: Thu 12 June 2014: Sydney, NSW
Sydney Film Festival: Black Panther Woman
Director: Rachel Perkins
Country: Australia
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Venue: Event Cinemas George Street 9
"In 1971, Marlene Cummins, a vivacious Indigenous teen,
was a member of Brisbane's short-lived chapter of the
Black Panthers, a global Black revolutionary movement.
Her first love was the group's founder, the deadly-eyed
and sharp-talking Dennis Walker. ... "
Event details: http://tix.sff.org.au/html/s_BlackPantherWoman.htm
Sydney Film Festival Program: http://www.sff.org.au/public/films/program/

Event: 12 June 2014: Perth, WA
Solutions to violence in communities, healing and resilience factors
"Working alongside Aboriginal communities in a capacity
strengthening approach to reduce and prevent violence
will have an effective and sustainable outcome for
individuals, families and the broader society."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1728

Updated Event: Fri 13 June 2014: Nedlands, Perth, WA
Perth forum to look at issues and solutions on out-of-home care
Perth Forum - Meet the Minister and Have Your Say!
SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Venue: University Club
"In Western Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
children make up only 5% of the total number of children
aged 0-17 years, yet comprise 49.5% of all children in
out-of-home care."
"SNAICC and partner organisations will conduct a public forum
in Perth in June to look at factors and solutions for the high
number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in
out-of-home care. The Perth forum is part of a national series
of meetings under the Family Matters - Kids safe in culture
not in care national campaign SNAICC is conducting with
agencies including AbSec, the Healing Foundation, and
the Australian Council of Social Service."
Speakers include:
* Ken Wyatt
* Helen Morton
* Dawn Wallam
* Jim Morrison
* Dennis Eggington
* Jacqueline McGowan-Jones
* Emma White
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1449
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1439
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1423

Updated Event: 24-26 June 2014: Melbourne, Vic
NACCHO 2014 Healthy Futures Summit:
Investing in Aboriginal community controlled health makes economic sense.
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
"The summit aims to showcase and demonstrate how economically
valuable the Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS)
are. NACCHO would like to demonstrate to the government
at this summit how investing more in ACCHS is the best
way of promoting better health more employment, more
jobs and greater community economic benefits."
NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Event details: http://www.naccho.org.au/events/2014-naccho-summit/
Event details: http://www.naccho.org.au/events/2014-naccho-summit-program/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1671
Event details: http://nacchocommunique.com/2014/02/25/naccho-healthy-futures-summit-mel...
Event details: http://nacchocommunique.com/2014/03/11/naccho-2014-summit-news-partnersh...
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1356

Event: 23 - 27 June 2014: Brisbane, Qld
Remembering the past and looking to the future:
World Indigenous legal conference
"Held biennially the conference brings together Indigenous
lawyers and academics and those interested in
understanding issues critical to the development of
Indigenous people. The conference will consider a range
of topics including relationship to land, Indigenous knowledge,
women and children, recognition of first nations peoples,
economic independence, crime and criminal justice and
human rights."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1646

Event: Sat 28 June 2014: Ryde, Sydney, NSW
'concerned Australians': In the Absence of Treaty Ryde (NSW) Book launch
Book presentation in conjunction with the screening of Utopia,
John Pilger’s film on Aboriginal Australia (entry free)
Venue: Ryde Library, Wallematta Room
This event is part of the Guringai Festival 2014
Organised by the Bennelong Reconciliation Group
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ITAT
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ITAT_booklaunches.html#Ryde
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Misc/Docos/Bennelong-U...
Respect and Listen Background to 'Utopia' film: http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/15/background-to-utopia-john-pilgers-doc...

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: 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."
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: 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."
Event details: http://studentsofsustainability.org/about/
Event details: http://studentsofsustainability.org/

New Event: NAIDOC week 3 July - 10 August 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Let Love In
Launch: Thu 3 July 2014
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre Gabriel Gallery
"An exhibition of works from Wemba- Wemba/Gunditjmara
artist Paola Balla, featuring images, words, installations
and photographs exploring the relationship between
spiritual disease, colonisation, collective trauma and the
transformation of a Black Sovereign Woman, from
survivor and victim to healed and healer."
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/event/let-love/
Event summary: http://footscrayarts.com/events/category/exhibition/?event_status=upcoming

New Event: NAIDOC week 3 July - 10 August 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Scattered Tribes: Rising Smoke
Launch: Thu 3 July 2014
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre Roslyn Smorgon Gallery
"Elders and community members of the West in collaboration
with artists Ngardarb Riches and Liss Gabb, explore the
making of community through stories from the past."
"Scattered Tribes: Rising Smoke will also to feature individual
works by Ngardarb Riches, a Bardi/DJawi / Karajarri woman
from the West Kimberly coast, now based in Maribyrnong."
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/event/1906/
Event summary: http://footscrayarts.com/events/category/exhibition/?event_status=upcoming

Event: Fri 4 July 2014: Adelaide, SA
161st 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

New Event: 5 - 13 July 2014: NSW
ACM Event: Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrimage
"Come with the ACM to some of the most sacred sites in NSW,
'including Lake Mungo, Mt Grenville Cage, Muatwintji National
Park and Menindee. Guided by Dave Ella, this journey will
provide an opportunity to gain an insight into one of the
world's oldest living cultures."
Event details: http://www.aboriginal.sydneycatholic.org/index.php/events
Event details: http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/join-us-on-the-aboriginal-spir...
Brochure: http://www.aboriginal.sydneycatholic.org/images/pdf/ACM_Pilgrimage_Broch...
Registration Form: http://www.aboriginal.sydneycatholic.org/images/pdf/Aboriginal_Spiritual...

Updated Event: 5 - 6 July 2014: Perth, WA
Strong commitments - healthy communities:
Aboriginal Health Conference 2014
Venue: Parmelia Hilton Perth
"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.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1598
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1271

Event: 5 - 13 July 2014: NSW
ACM Event: Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrimage
"Come with the ACM to some of the most sacred sites in NSW,
'including Lake Mungo, Mt Grenville Cage, Muatwintji National
Park and Menindee. Guided by Dave Ella, this journey will
provide an opportunity to gain an insight into one of the
world's oldest living cultures."
Event details: http://www.aboriginal.sydneycatholic.org/index.php/events
Event details: http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/join-us-on-the-aboriginal-spir...
Brochure: http://www.aboriginal.sydneycatholic.org/images/pdf/ACM_Pilgrimage_Broch...
Registration Form: http://www.aboriginal.sydneycatholic.org/images/pdf/Aboriginal_Spiritual...

Updated Event: 6 to 13 July 2014: various locations in Australia
National NAIDOC Week
2014 NAIDOC Week to honour Indigenous men and
women who have fought in defence of country
"The National NAIDOC Committee said:
"From our warriors in the Frontier Wars to our warriors
who have served with honour and pride in Australia’s
military conflicts and engagements across the globe.
"We proudly highlight and recognise the role they have
played in shaping our identity and pause to reflect on their
sacrifice. We celebrate and honour their priceless
contribution to our nation.""
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/celebrating-naidoc-week/
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1345
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1723

Event: Thu 17 - Sat 19 July 2014: Sydney, NSW
Our story, our time, our future:
International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS
"This conference will bring Indigenous experts together from around
the world to network, transfer knowledge, and share best practices.
The theme of the conference is Our story, our time, our future.
The leaders of the International Indigenous Working Group on
HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) and the Australian Aboriginal Organising
Committee (AAOC) will be working together to develop the
pre-conference ... "
Registration: 13 June 2014
Event details: http://www.iiwgha.org/whats-happening/international-indigenous-pre-confe...
Event details: http://www.indigenoushivaids2014.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=77941&
Event details: http://www.womensnetworkingzone.org/blog/2014-international-indigenous-p...
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1625
Welcome to International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS: http://www.iiwgha.org/

Event: 20 - 25 July 2014: Melbourne, Vic
The International AIDS Conference
"The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering
for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers,
persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to
ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are,
evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt,
and collectively chart a course forward."
AIDS 2014 & Indigenous Pre-conference Australia
Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 July in Sydney, Australia
Registration and Scholarship Application System now open
for the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS
Event details: http://www.iiwgha.org/whats-happening/international-aids-conferences/pre...
Event details: http://www.aids2014.org/
Welcome to International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS: http://www.iiwgha.org/

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."
Event details: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/old_masters/home
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1224&si=0&mi=2&yi=2014

New Event: 1 May - 3 August 2014: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
Michael Cook: Through My Eyes
Venue: Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House
"In this unique exhibition, Michael Cook transposes
the faces of Aboriginal people over the faces of
twenty seven former prime ministers, carefully
matching facial features - eyes, nose, chin
- to achieve a blend of original and Indigenous.
Cook encourages the viewer to ask ‘What if?’
and to re-think the way they view Australian history
by viewing these significant Australian faces through
Aboriginal eyes."
Event details: http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/michael-cook-through-my-eyes/

Event: Mon 4 August 2014: various locations around Australia
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day
"National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)
is a celebration of our children. Held on 4 August each year,
NAICD was first observed by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal
and Island child care NAICC in 1988. Each year SNAICC
produces and sends out resources to help you celebrate NAICD."
Event details: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/national-aboriginal-and-islan...
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1344
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=58

Event: 4 August 2014: Arnhem Land, NT
Kids in Culture: Strong, Proud, Resilient:
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day to launch at Garma Festival
"The NATSICD national launch will include a children’s
activity event and panel discussion around the 2014
theme, Kids in Culture: Strong, Proud, Resilient.
Garma is the biggest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
cultural event in Australia. Garma 2014 is being held
from 1 to 4 August and is open for everyone to attend."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1424

Event: 6 - 8 August 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Australian otitis media conference (OMOZ)
"OMOZ is a way to link the otitis media research community
in Australia and the region to support collaborative efforts
and share resources."
Category: Indigenous
Registrations close Tuesday 8 July 2014
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1711

Event: Sat 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: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/international-day-worlds-indi...
Event details: [scroll down page] http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/indigenous-peop...
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/second.shtml
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: Tue 12 August 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Film Real: Black Screen, August
Screening: 'Ten Canoes'
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre Basement Theatre
"Ten Canoes is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life
centuries before European settlement. Shot in and around the
Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land, Rolf de Heer and
the People of Ramingining have created a pioneering and
timeless tale for all people and cultures."
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/event/film-real-black-screen-august/
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/events/category/event/

Updated Event: 27 - 29 August 2014: Adelaide, SA
2014 International Indigenous Oral Health Conference
National Wine Centre, The University of Adelaide
Keynote speakers include:
* Professor Kamilla Venner
* Professor Terry Batliner
Event details: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/iiohc/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1692
Event details: http://iaha.com.au/calendar/2014-international-indigenous-oral-health-co...

Event: 3 September 2014: Alice Springs, NT
Workshop: Multi sectorial partnerships to improving health outcomes
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
"This workshop will focus on and celebrate the success
stories which are occurring in programs all over Australia
across a wide variety of government and non-government
sectors."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1668

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/

Event: 19 - 20 September 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Healing ways: art with intent symposium
"This symposium seeks to explore the role of art in
promoting emotional healing and wellbeing in
Aboriginal communities."
Confirmed speakers include:
* Judy Atkinson
* Philip Watkins
* Maree Clarke and Robyne Latham
* Kent Morris
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1713

Event: 23 - 25 September 2014: Darwin, NT
One health - Indigenous community animal management:
10th anniversary Animal Management in Rural and Remote
Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) conference
"The conference is an excellent opportunity for delegates
to engage and share information and walk away with new
insights, strategies and practices relating to the health and
welfare of Indigenous communities and the animals that
are so important to their culture and social fabric."
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1685

Updated Event: 23 - 25 September 2014: Perth, WA
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
16th national conference: Embrace the difference within our people
"The 16th National Conference, themed ‘Embrace the
difference within our people’ brings together experienced
nurses and midwives, clinicians, educators, policy makers
and administrators from across the nation to share
information and work toward an integrated approach to
improving health care and health outcomes for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples."
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1431
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1679
Event details: http://catsin.org.au/conference/

New Event: 1 - 4 October 2014: Yuroke, Melbourne, Vic
Science and traditional knowledge: foundations for a strong future.
Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) conference
Venue: Aitken Hill Conference Centre
"The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association
has the pleasure of inviting abstracts for AIDA's
2014 Conference."
Event details: http://www.aida.org.au/conference/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1738

Event: 13-15 October 2014: Cairns, Qld
2014 Indigenous Women's Conference
Venue: Pullman International
"The conference is hosted by M.E.E.S (Australia)
with great line up of speakers from around Australia
and internationally. The aim is to provide a platform
for Indigenous Women to celebrate their achievements
in life within their home, family, community and
workplace. The women conference presents a
unique opportunity for delegates to participate in
an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of women."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/indigenouswomenconference.htm
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/mees2014conferences.htm

Event: 13-15 October 2014: Cairns, Qld
2014 Indigenous Men's Conference
Venue: Pullman International
"The conference is hosted by M.E.E.S (Australia)
with great line up of speakers from around Australia
and internationally. The aim is to provide a platform
for Indigenous Men to celebrate their achievements
in life within their home, family, community and
workplace. The event will focus on empowerment,
strong leadership and self-determination."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/indigenousmenconference.htm
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/mees2014conferences.htm

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
Event details: http://www.cvent.com/events/bridging-the-gap-seminar-darwin-october-2014...

Event: 16 October 2014: University of Sydney, NSW
Dr Charles Perkins AO 2014 Memorial Oration and Prize
Guest speaker to be confirmed
"In 2001, the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the
Koori Centre, launched the Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual
Memorial Oration. The establishment of the Oration began
as a recommendation of the Committee to Review Aboriginal
Education at the University of Sydney, of which Dr Perkins
was a member."
Event details: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/charles-perkins-oration

New Event: 27 - 30 October 2014: Ayers Rock, NT
The global community engaged medical education muster
"'Muster' is a term primarily used in Australia to refer to
the roundup of livestock. However, it can also refer to the
calling forth of people to a gathering. 'The muster' will
bring together internationally recognised leaders in
community engaged medical education and will stimulate
important discussions about key concepts and
practices at the forefront of medical education: ... "
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1651

New Event: 28 - 30 October 2014: Canberra, ACT
Where to from here
- the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker workforce:
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA)
AGM and conference
"Abstract submissions are now open and
close on Monday 30 June 2014."
Event details: http://www.natsihwa.org.au/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1736

New Event: 5 - 6 November 2014: Perth, WA
Walking Together: Calling all people working in sexual health!
Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health forum
"The two day forum is an opportunity to connect and
be inspired by fresh ideas, new resources and up to
date information. The forum promotes sexual health
and respectful relationships, with a focus on
Aboriginal, regional and remote communities."
Event details: http://www.washn.org.au/forums/showthread.php?tid=1234
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1731

Updated Event: 8 to16 November 2014: Brisbane, Qld
National Aboriginal gathering planned for the G20
First Nations response to G20 meeting
"A national gathering of Aboriginal people is planned to
coincide with the G20 in Brisbane later this year.
The overall purpose of this gathering will be to
reignite the push for self-determination and decolonisation. ...
Aboriginal people will use the national gathering to
focus on establishing a national Aboriginal assembly,
reviving Aboriginal governance and representative
structures on the ground across the continent, capacity
building towards a treaty process, and launching
campaigns both domestically and internationally to
advance our cause."
Organised by the Brisbane Treaty Collective
Supported by the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy
and the Aboriginal Provisional Government
All Aboriginal people are welcome.
Event details: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56380
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/brisbaneaboriginal.embassymedia/events?key=events
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/621072907980049/?ref=5
Event details: http://brisbaneblacks.com/g20/

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 reliable internet connection."
Event details: http://www.whywarriors.com.au/online-ws/index.php
Event details: http://www.cvent.com/events/live-online-introduction-to-cross-cultural-a...

Updated Event: 24 - 27 November 2014: Canberra, ACT
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) national forum
"Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the
national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
allied health peak body, is holding a series of
professional development opportunities for allied
health graduates and students and the wider allied
health workforce."
Event details: http://iaha.com.au/events/2014-iaha-national-forum/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1693

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."
Event details: [scroll down page] http://ncis.anu.edu.au/events/
Event details: http://www.nfsa.gov.au/arc/

Event: 8 - 10 December 2014: Cairns, Qld
2014 World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference
Venue: Pullman International
"The event is designed to be the largest international
gathering of Indigenous and non Indigenous people
with an interest in stopping Domestic Violence.
The aim of the conference is to highlight and showcase
successful programs, that have lead to the decrease
incidence rates of domestic violence and elder
abuse issues."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/worlddvconference.htm
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/mees2014conferences.htm

Event: Mon 15 - Wed 17 December 2014: Cairns, Qld
2014 International Indigenous Health Conference
Venue: Pullman International
"This gathering will highlight some of the existing Indigenous
health programs currently implemented in Aboriginal
communities all over the world and provide a unique
opportunity for delegates and speakers to see the power
of people networking together in one place, at one time with
similar goals and exchange information regarding the
successes and challenges that workers involve in
implementing Aboriginal health programs."
Event details: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/2014-international-indigenous...
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/worldindigenoushealth.htm
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/mees2014conferences.htm

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: 26 January 2015: 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 2015: 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 February 2015: various locations internationally
International Mother Language Day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: 20 March 2015: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/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 2015: various locations internationally
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Event details: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/international-day-elimination...
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: Anzac Day 25 April 2015: Canberra, ACT
Anzac Day 2015 - 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 2015
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."
Video of Anzac Day March 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74-3_j8PzC8
See videos from Anzac Day Marches 2011, 2012 & 2013:
http://www.sovereignunion.mobi/undeclared-frontier-wars
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/undeclared-frontier-wars-anza...
Contact: Michael Anderson, Convenor,
Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia
"Our action is highlighting a fact. It is not a protest"
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/anzac-day-2015-undeclared-frontier-wars-remembra...

New Event: 26 May 2015: various locations in Australia
National Sorry Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au
Event details: http://antar.org.au/
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

New Event: 27 May until 3 June 2015: 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

New Event: 3 June 2015: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
Event details: http://www.mabonativetitle.com/home.shtml
Event details: http://maboday.com.au/
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: 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."

All screenings of 'Utopia'
http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/showings

Sovereign Union Community Gatherings
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/community-gatherings

SNAICC News and Events
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-list-articles.cfm?loadref=32

Australian Human Rights Commission Events
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/get-involved/events-list

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - Conferences, workshops and events
http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences

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