Brisbane events: Manuwangku: Under the Nuclear Cloud + Launch of Stolen Wages Facebook

Brisbane and Queensland Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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Event: Sat 13 July - Sun 11 August 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
Opening night on 13 July 2013
Venue: Queensland Centre for Photography
"Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a
series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
presenting the community and country around Muckaty,
120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek in the NT."
"For over five years this area has been the focus
of federal government pressure as a site to
dump radioactive waste. The federal plan is
deeply unpopular and is being actively opposed."
"Sri Lankan photographer Jagath Dheerasekara
received the Amnesty International Human Rights
Innovation Grant 2010 and has developed the
exhibition as a collaborative project with the
Beyond Nuclear Initiative and Muckaty Traditional Owners."
jagath dheerasekara photographs and story:
jagath dheerasekara homepage:
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Essay in burn magazine:
Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly:
Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) homepage:
Amnesty International Australia:
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WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT:

Event: Tue 16 July 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
Stolen Wages Working Group, Brisbane
Launch of Stolen Wages Facebook Page
with the support of ANTaR Qld
All Welcome
Queensland Council of Unions [QCU] Building
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Event: 18 to 27 July 2013: Queensland
Blak - Bangarra Dance Theatre
QPAC: Queensland Performing Arts Centre
"Bangarra Dance Theatre breaks the silence with
an exciting, physically dynamic production Blak;
exploding with stories about a contemporary clan
and the collision of two worlds."
Choreography: Stephen Page & Daniel Riley McKinley
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Event: 21 July 2013: Queensland
Mabo Oration 2013
"Join speaker Les Malezer, co-chair of the National
Congress of Australia's First People, to pay tribute
to the work of Eddie Mabo and examine current issues
facing Australia's First Nations' Peoples at the
Mabo Oration 2013"
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
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Event: Thu 1 August 2013: Mitchelton, Qld
Indigenous Careers & Employment Expo
"BBQ, Traditional Games, Build Your Resume workshop"
Facilitated by: North West Urban Participation Reference Group
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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."
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Event: 10 August; 7 Sept; 9 Nov 2013: Ettmogah Pub, Qld
Ration Shed Tours
- Aunty Honor and Aunty Fayes’ Most Excellent Adventure
"Visit the Cherbourg Ration Shed and hear first hand
what life was like living under the Act on the government
controlled mission formerly called Barambah."
Departing and returning at Ettmogah Pub
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Event: 1 June to 1 September 2013: South Bank, Qld
My Life As I Live It: First Peoples and Black Cinema
Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Presented in conjunction with 'My Country, I Still Call Australia Home'.
"The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque presents a survey of
first peoples and black cinema from Australia, New Zealand,
Canada, United States and United Kingdom.
At the centre of this program is a history of Indigenous Australian
cinema shown alongside works that resonate internationally
addressing themes of identity, culture and rights."
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Event: 11 to 19 September 2013: QPAC, Qld
Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts:
ACPA: Spirit of the Lore
"In this dramatic world premiere production,
Spirit of the Lore explores the importance of initiation
within community, the ensuing responsibilities and the
danger of youth left to their own devices without the
guidance of elders."
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Event: 1 June to 7 October 2013: South Bank, Qld
My Country, I Still Call Australia Home:
Contemporary Art from Black Australia
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
"This exhibition will be the Gallery's largest ever exhibition
of contemporary Indigenous Australian art. It will feature
works by Indigenous Australian artists from across the country."
"'My Country. I Still Call Australia Home' examines the
associations and interpretations Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander artists have with country (land) and country (nation).
Indigenous artists have long been an important voice for their
communities and have been instrumental in telling Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander stories - from presenting alternative
views of history, to asserting their presence over country, both
urban and regional, responding to contemporary politics and
highlighting contemporary Indigenous experiences in Australia."
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Event: 25 - 27 November 2013: Cairns, Qld
2013 National Indigenous Health Conference:
Many Pathways, One Outcome
"The 2013 National Indigenous Health Conference is
designed to bring together both government and
non-government agencies who are working in the
field of Indigenous health with the belief that working
together can close the gap between the state of
Indigenous Health as compared to the health of
mainstream Australians."
"The conference philosophy is based upon the principles
of sharing knowledge and information that can be adapted
and implemented in other communities within Australia. ...
this event is also based on the principle that Aboriginal
health needs to be seen and catered for in a holistic way."
"Indigenous Health Conference is convened as a private
joint venture made up of Indigenous members from
several countries."
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Event: 2 May to 1 December 2013: South Bank, Brisbane, Qld
Voice and Reason
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
"Since the colonial era, Indigenous artists have been
actively examining the conversations and conflicts
involving their ancestors and settlers in Australia.
Their works affirm the place of their peoples' cultures
in these interactions with different histories and beliefs."
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ANTaR Qld Monthly - July 2013 Black History Month and Naidoc Week

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