Victoria events: 'In the Absence of Treaty' book-launch & 'Utopia' + Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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Updated Event: Thu 6 March 2014:
'concerned Australians': In the Absence of Treaty Waurn Ponds (VIC) Book launch
in conjunction with the screening of Utopia,
John Pilger’s film on Aboriginal Australia (entry free)
Venue: Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre, Deakin University
Organised by:
* Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group,
* Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative,
* the Institute of Koorie Education and
* concerned Australians
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WGAR Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention:
WGAR Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws:

New Event: 12 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner: Stories & Connections
"Aboriginal Tasmanian men Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner
were tried, found guilty and hanged in public for the murder of
two white whale-hunters. In January 1842, they were the first
people to be executed in Melbourne.
Their stories and those of family connections between
Tasmanian and mainland Aboriginal peoples are a less
well-known part of Melbourne’s early history. Hear the
stories and discussions about memorialisation and
contribute to the conversation."
Panel includes:
* MC Genevieve Grieves - Worimi Nation, curator and film maker;
* Aunty Patsy Cameron - Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder, cultural consultant;
* Dr Clare Land - historian and writer;
* Dr James Boyce - writer on early Van Dieman's Land and early settlement of Melbourne; and
* Norbert Loeffler - lecturer Art History and Theory
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New Event: 14-16 March 2014: Portsea, Vic
Communication Bridging Camp for Deaf Aboriginal Children
"If you are interested in attending the camp,
you will need to register no later than Friday 7 March."
"Deaf Children Australia is holding the first Victorian
Communication Bridging Camp for Deaf Aboriginal
Children in Portsea on 14-16 March. Aboriginal children
with hearing difficulties and their families are invited to
take part in this unique event."
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Event: 17-18 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Marumali workshop for non-Aboriginal service providers
"Marumali is holding a two day workshop on 17-18 March 2014
in Melbourne for non-Aboriginal service providers who work with
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors of Australia's removal policies."
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Welcome to Marumali:

Event: 19-20 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Registrations open for the third biennial Congress Lowitja - 2014
"The Lowitja Institute is pleased to open for registration the
third biennial Congress Lowitja. The event, to be held at
Etihad Stadium (Melbourne) on 19 and 20 March 2014,
will continue the conversation begun in 2013 by the
Institute about the Future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander health."
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New Event: Thu 20 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
The Lowitja Institute is proud to present 'Is Racism the New Black?'
"A night of comedy featuring:
* Meshel Laurie
* Charlie Pickering
* Richard Frankland
* Libbi Gorr
Produced by Jason Tamiru, this night will definitely be one to remember."
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New Event: Abstracts are due by Fri 21 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Abstracts sought for NACCHO Healthy Futures Summit
"The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
(NACCHO) is hosting the 2014 Healthy Futures Summit in
Melbourne on 24-26 June and is seeking abstract submissions
for the summit. NACCHO is calling for abstract submissions from
its members, affiliates and key stakeholder organisations.
Abstracts should address the one of the following areas:
Economic Development; Health Reform; Healthy Futures;
Youth; and Research Data.
All abstracts must be submitted through NACCHO's Abstract Portal."
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Event: Permanent Exhibition: Melbourne, Vic
Bunjilaka: First Peoples
"Told through the voices of Victoria's First Peoples,
and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language,
artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples;
will tell the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of
Creation to today.
First Peoples will celebrate the history, culture,
achievements and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people."
"First Peoples is a permanent exhibition on display at the
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum."
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Creative Spirits: Aboriginal calendar
"When you look at the events which are significant to
Aboriginal people you’ll notice that their recent history
is one of a fight for rights, land and recognition.
It is also a history of sadness, loss and denial."

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