NT intervention

Abbott in Yirrkala

The PM has now 'fulfilled' his election promise of spending one week in an Indigenous community. However, this promise to repair the relationship between conservatives and the First Peoples of this country could have ulterior motives. Congratulations! He's chosen Yirrkala, perhaps one of the best remote communities in Australia. The town where the world-famous band, Yothu Yindi originate from. Yirrkala is also located on the picturesque coastline of East Arnhem Land with crystal clear water and an abundance of Burramundi.

don and henry continue blaming us for our own ills

whilst twiggy forrest is running around the country attempting to sell his master plan to 'save' we aborigines from our 60 000+ years of culture and history. to, in a sense, to save us from ourselves.

apparently there are thousands upon thousands of well paid jobs if we only become romany-like and travel around the country picking fruit. we just need to leave our ancestral lands and become full-time itinerants.

Eight-minute video history lesson about mistreatment of Aborigines

Treaty on land rights which was never kept. See also http://treatyrepublic.net/content/bob-hawkes-draft-treaty-includes-nos-2...

A group of "Concerned Australians" has published an excellent YouTube video outlining how governments are still mistreating Aborigines, stealing their money and land, keeping them poor and stripping them of any power they may have had.

First Nations Womens ceremonial walk for freedom

Come and join Auntie Susan Rankin and the mob to celebrate the First Nations womens ceremonial walk for freedom from Melbourne to Canberra. We are having a goodbye breakfast before they head off on their walk to Parliament House! Please meet at Princes Park September the 1st at 7.30am!!! Bring some breakfast to share. Meet at the Princes park BBQ area, off Princes park drive, or cut across from royal parade (next to Optus oval) Carlton North. Please share this post!!! ALL WELCOME!
First Nations women are walking from Melbourne to Canberra starting in Melbourne, on the 1st of September.

Uncle Bob Randall About Our Suicidal Civilization

Uncle Bob Randall speaks out about our suicidal civilization in the new independent activist film, Surviving Earth. Alongside a distinguished cast including Prof. Tim Flannery, Ian Dunlop, Prof. Ian Lowe, Prof. Roger Short, Prof. David Lindenmayer, David Holmgren and the surprising Bindi Irwin among others. Directed by Peter Charles Downey. A United Natures Media and Peter Erb Media production. Coming in October 2014.

"Once you say yes to 99-year lease, you’re gone, finished"

30 May 2014
Media Statement

Yolngu Nations Assembly

99-Year Township Leases

Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) urges the Commonwealth Government and indigenous communities to consult carefully before considering entering into 99-year township leases.

In October last year, Senator Nigel Scullion announced that Gunbalanya traditional owners had agreed to work towards finalising a 99-year lease by 30 June 2014, stating that he and the traditional owners “agreed that a township lease was the most effective way to achieve economic and commercial development in Gunbalanya.”

WGAR News: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment: NACCHO

Newsletter date: 30 May 2014

Contents:

* NACCHO: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment
* Eduardo Jordan, The Wire: Are we really closing the gap? [Featuring Greg Craven and Justin Mohamed]
* NACCHO: Fears Tony Abbott will widen Indigenous health gap
* The Stringer: Who do we believe? Different findings, Reform Council & Close the Gap
* Marie McInerney, Croakey: Latest 'close the gap' update on Indigenous health underlines alarm over #Budget2014 cuts
* Michael McKenna, The Australian: Health overhaul closes the gap

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

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