Queensland events: My Country, I Still Call Australia Home + 31st Anniv Commonwealth Games Protests

Brisbane and Queensland Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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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."
Event details: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/my_country
Event details: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/coming_soon/my_country
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=8&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=7&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1005&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/237
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/230
Event details: http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

Event: 11-13 October 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
31st Anniversary Commonwealth Games Protests
Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
"Three days full of activities to mark a historic
turning point in the struggle for Aboriginal rights
in Queensland and across the country."
"Saturday 12th October:
10am: Workshops on First Nations Sovereignty including
sovereignty and multiculturalism;
co-occupation and sovereignty;
sovereignty and the environment;
the recognition bill and constitutional change;
Indigenous conference during G20"
Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/bris-oct.jpg
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

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: 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
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/228

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."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/
Agenda: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/proposedagenda.htm
Guest Speakers: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/guestspeakers.htm
Latest News: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/latestnews.htm

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."
Event details: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/voice_and_reason
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=8&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=7&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=6&yi=2013
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1003&si=0&mi=5&yi=2013

Event: 2 to 6 December 2013 (5 days): West End, Brisbane, Qld
5 day Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander service providers who support
members of the Stolen Generations and their families
Venue: Queensland and Islander Health Council
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1211

Event: 28 - 30 July 2014: Cairns, Qld
Calling for Papers for the 2014 Indigenous Women Conference:
"This conference is scheduled to be held at the
Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns,
Queensland on July 28 - 30, 2014 as back-to-back
event with the Indigenous Men Conference which
presents a unique opportunity for women to participate
in an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of women."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/2014indigenouswomen.htm

Event: 28 - 30 July 2014: Cairns, Qld
Calling for Papers for the 2014 Indigenous Men Conference:
"This conference is scheduled to be held at the
Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns,
Queensland on July 28 - 30, 2014 as back-to-back
event with the Indigenous Women Conference which
presents a unique opportunity for men to participate
in an event which is devoted to the sharing of
information and the empowering of men."
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/2014indigenousmen.htm

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