Newsletter date: 26 March 2013
* "Brisbane Blacks Monthly - Bringing the fight to you" Online Magazine
* Wayne "Coco" Wharton, Brisbane Blacks Monthly: Understanding The Recognition Bill
* Callum Clayton-Dixon, Brisbane Blacks Monthly: Government ignores 'Elephant in the Room'
* Workers Bush Telegraph: Corroboree marks first anniversary of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy
* NIRS: Brisbane Embassy celebrates one year
* Background to the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy, Musgrave Park, South Brisbane, Qld
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement
* The Standard: Council's hands tied over Aboriginal tent embassy
* Background to the Portland Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Market Square, Portland, Vic
* SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous recognition in SA constitution
* The West: Man arrested during parliamentary debate [ABC]
* Nicola Butler, The Stringer: Reconciliation should be the name of the game
* Other articles
* "BRISBANE BLACKS MONTHLY - BRINGING THE FIGHT TO YOU" ONLINE MAGAZINE
- Online Magazine
Brisbane Blacks Monthly - Issue 4, March 18, 2013
18 Mar 13:
"Not Guilty! ...
Understanding The Recognition Bill, By Wayne "Coco" Wharton, Kooma Nation ...
Cultural revitalisation essential, By Callum Clayton-Dixon, Anaiwan Nation ...
Corroboree: March 24 - all welcome! ...
Government ignores 'ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM' ...
Murries say no to cultural genocide ...
Do we keep the Embassy? ...
Invasion Day 2013 Photos ... "
* WAYNE "COCO" WHARTON, BRISBANE BLACKS MONTHLY: UNDERSTANDING THE RECOGNITION BILL
- Analysis / Opinion
Brisbane Blacks Monthly: Understanding The Recognition Bill
By Wayne 'Coco' Wharton, Kooma Nation
"We must take the opportunity given to us now to capitalise and build on this opportunity over the next two to three years. The campaign to have the proper question put to the Australian people about Indigenous ownership of this country is the last stepping stone to Australia's maturity as a nation. ... "
* CALLUN CLAYTON-DIXON, BRISBANE BLACKS MONTHLY: GOVERNMENT IGNORES 'ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM'
- Analysis / Opinion
Brisbane Blacks Monthly: Government ignores 'ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM'
By Callum Clayton-Dixon, Anaiwan Nation
"Veteran Indigenous rights campaigner Mary Graham has criticised the Australian Government for talking about including Aboriginal people in the Constitution without addressing 'the elephant in the room', sovereignty. "It's actually more like a herd of elephants tramping around waiting to be recognised," said Ms Graham, a Kombumerri and Waka Waka elder. "Somehow the Government averts their eyes to all the dust." Ms Graham was a guest speaker at ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) Queensland's AGM on February 16 in Brisbane."
* WORKERS BUSH TELEGRAPH: CORROBOREE MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRISBANE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGN EMBASSY
Workers Bush Telegraph: Corroboree marks first anniversary of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy
Speech by Wayne "Coco" Wharton
24 Mar 13: "Today marks twelve months since we first come back down here, when we first put the Embassy up. ... The actual 24th of March is the day that we started not waiting for the government - the state government, the local government or the commonwealth government to recognise our sovereignty. ... Twelve months ago today is when we as Brisbane blackfellas and our countrymen, many of our non-Aboriginal brothers and sisters that have called this place home, started sending a message to those governments that our sovereignty, we never gave up, that our sovereign rights, we never gave up."
- Past Event
Event: Sun 24 March 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
The Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy - 1 Year Strong!
First Nations gathering: All welcome!
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...
* NIRS: BRISBANE EMBASSY CELEBRATES ONE YEAR
National Indigenous Radio Service: Brisbane Embassy celebrates one year
25 Mar 13: "The Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy celebrated its one-year anniversary over the weekend. Members and supporters celebrated the occasion with a corroboree at Musgrave Park yesterday."
* BACKGROUND TO THE BRISBANE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGN EMBASSY, MUSGRAVE PARK, SOUTH BRISBANE, QLD
Last updated: 17 March 2013
* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:
Last updated: 25 March 2013
* THE STANDARD: COUNCIL'S HANDS TIED OVER ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY
The Standard: Council's hands tied over Aboriginal tent embassy
13 Mar 13: "THE Portland Aboriginal tent embassy has had a small victory this week, with Glenelg Shire conceding it may not be able to legally challenge the demonstration that has remained pitched at Market Square for more than a year. Glenelg Shire councillors sought a confidential update last month over what options were available to the council. Council has continued to take complaints over the embassy’s presence in the square but is unable to take either a view or order the removal of the tents." By Sean McComish
* BACKGROUND TO THE PORTLAND ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY, MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, VIC
Last updated: 21 May 2012
* SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO: INDIGENOUS RECOGNITION IN SA CONSTITUTION
SBS Radionews Podcasts: Indigenous recognition in SA constitution
By Karen Ashford
25 Mar 13: "South Australia has formally recognised Aboriginal people in the state's constitution. Parliament has passed a Bill recognising past injustices and acknowledging Indigenous citizens as the first owners and occupiers of the state. But some have criticised the change as tokenistic, doing little to address the disadvantage that's arisen from past injustices. The Bill's passage was briefly disrupted by a protestor calling for historical rights granted to Aboriginal people to be honoured."
* THE WEST: MAN ARRESTED DURING PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE [ABC]
The West: Man arrested during parliamentary debate
22 Mar 13: "ABC: A man was arrested for interrupting State Parliament during the passage of legislation which recognises Aboriginal people in the South Australian Constitution. The man was in the visitors gallery in the Upper House and called out that Indigenous people had not endorsed the legislation. Parliament was suspended while the man was ejected and then arrested by police. The bill passed the Legislative Council a short time later. It recognises past injustices and acknowledges Indigenous South Australians as the traditional owners of the land."
* NICOLA BUTLER, THE STRINGER: RECOGNITION SHOULD BE THE NAME OF THE GAME
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: Reconciliation should be the name of the game
23 Mar 13: "Historic amendments to South Australia’s constitution to formally recognise Aboriginal people were passed through Legislative Council in Adelaide yesterday, ensuring Cultural Safety in all Departments should be all Ministers’ next priority if genuine reconciliation is the name of the game. It is no coincidence that the events that took place across Australia yesterday, including the passing of the SA Constitutional amendment in Adelaide and the Apology to forcibly removed and adopted children by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra, aligned with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and World Harmony." By Nicola Butler
* OTHER ARTICLES:
National Indigenous Radio Service: Bridges needed between communities and church
25 Mar 13: "By NIRS/98.9fm: A Brisbane Aboriginal religious consultant says there’s still a long way to go for Australia’s churches to reconcile with Indigenous people. Yuggera woman Kerry Charlton is a facilitator at the Churches Together Indigenous People’s Partnership in Queensland."
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