Western Australia

Death in police custody – Custody Notification Service should be implemented nationwide

By Gerry Georgatos - (courtesy of The Stringer and The Human Rights Alliance) A 22-year-old woman died on Monday afternoon after being taken into custody on the Saturday by South Hedland Police in the Pilbara, Western Australia. It has been reported that on the Monday the young woman continued to complain feeling unwell and was then taken to Hedland Health campus where she died shortly after.

But it was the third time the young woman was taken to hospital since the Saturday.

14 skulls handed to traditional owners in Berlin

One of Europe’s largest university clinics, the 300-year-old Charité in Berlin, Germany, has just returned 14 skulls of Aboriginal people to representatives of the Goemulgal, Lag Mabuyag and Wajarri Yamatji peoples.

Already in April last year the Charité returned skulls and other bones of 33 Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders the Institution had received at the end of the 19th century. That was the first repatriation of its kind of ancestral remains from Germany.

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

Click on the links for details of the events ...

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

WA events: Perth forum to look at issues and solutions on out-of-home care + SNAICC Training Workshop: 'Through Young Black Eyes'

Perth and WA Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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: 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

WGAR News: From my father's death bed to the must-do to end the suicides: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

Newsletter date: 31 May 2014

Contents:

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: From my father’s death bed to the must-do to end the suicides
* Geoff Bagnall, The Stringer: Scullion hits out at Traditional Owners [Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times]
* Dr Woolombi Waters, The Stringer: Woolombi Waters says "let’s listen"
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

* NACCHO: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment
* NACCHO: Alliance sets sights on final elimination of blinding trachoma in Central Australia

WGAR News: "What about our sacred sites?": Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

Newsletter date: 29 May 2014

Contents:

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: "What about our sacred sites?"
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Dissenting voices rise against single largest native title offer
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Toogarr Morrison says it's Bibbullmun and not Noongar
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Marianne Mackay backs Toogarr Morrison - "we're Bibbullmun, not Noongar"
* Background to the Nyoongar Tent Embassy, Heirisson Island (Matagarup), Perth, WA
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

* GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER: "WHAT ABOUT OUR SACRED SITES?"

WGAR News: Gomeroi Grandmothers warn of a new stolen generation: Emma Lancaster, The Wire; featuring Aunty Hazel

Newsletter date: 28 May 2014

Contents:

* Mon 26 May 2014 - National Day of Action Marking National Sorry Day: Stop Ongoing Stolen Generations!
* Wed 28 May 2014 - Alice Springs Forum marking National Sorry Day: The NT Intervention & The New Stolen Generation

* Debra Swan, The Guardian: Why I chose to quit my job in Aboriginal child protection

* Michael Safi, The Guardian: Sorry Day rallies call for changes to state child-protection regimes

* Emma Lancaster, The Wire: Gomeroi Grandmothers warn of a new stolen generation

WGAR News: SBS TV: Watch John Pilger's 'Utopia', on Saturday 31st May 2014, 8:35pm SBSONE

Newsletter date: 27 May 2014

Contents:

* johnpilger.com : Utopia, John Pilger's latest film, to be broadcast on SBS Australia on 31 May
* Chris Graham, New Matilda: Utopia: The Inside Story
* The Stringer: A long way to go for 'Utopia'
* Background to 'Utopia', John Pilger's documentary film about Aboriginal people in Australia
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* johnpilger.com : UTOPIA, JOHN PILGER'S LATEST FILM, TO BE BROADCAST ON SBS AUSTRALIA ON 31 MAY

- News

Six homeless children fighting for a better tomorrow

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/six-homeless-children-fighting-for-a-better-to... - The remote is an idea romanced by Governments when it comes to tourism but when remote communities ask for quality schools, utilities and services, Governments cold shoulder them. Families who want their children to someday have an equal footing to other children are leaving remote communities for the towns and cities, but they are paying a high price – homelessness.

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