Newsletter date: 28 November 2014
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WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
* Audio Interview: Phillip Adams & Kris Short, Late Night Live, ABC RN: First Peoples' freedom summit [Featuring Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Michael Mansell & Tauto Sansbury]
* Audio Interview: Shannon Kilgariff, The Wire: Indigenous people fight for funding at Freedom Summit [Featuring Tauto Sansbury & Michael Mansell]
* Audio Interview: Justin Fenwick, The Wire: Freedom Summit aims to change the national conversation [Featuring Tauto Sansbury, Ray Martin, Jenny Munro & Michael Mansell]
* News: Amy McQuire, New Matilda: 'He Was Supposed To Be The PM For Indigenous Affairs'
* Photos: CAAMA: Aboriginal leaders from across the country gather in Alice Springs for the first ever Freedom Summit
* Video: CAAMA: Day 1 of the Summit For Freedom [Featuring Alison Anderson, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Tauto Sansbury & Michael Mansell]
* Video: CAAMA: Young Star Rises at Freedom Summit [Featuring Roxley Foley, son of Dr Gary Foley]
* Audio: CAAMA: Our voices havn’t been heard for a very long time ... Jenny Munro [Featuring Jenny Munro & Jeff McMullen]
* News: Anthony Stewart & Steven Schubert, ABC News: Indigenous activists demand better representation at Alice Springs conference
* News: Gail Liston, ABC News: 'Freedom Summit' urges youth to take up Indigenous rights fight
* News: Jane Ryan, ABC News: Fight for Aboriginal land rights expected to intensify at Alice Springs summit
* News: Helen Davidson, The Guardian: Indigenous leaders to meet at First Nations Summit for Freedom
* News: Mathaba: Freedom Summit Takes Place in Heart of Australia
* Background: WGAR News: National 'Summit for Freedom' Alice Springs [Thu & Fri 27-28 November 2014]: Facebook
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement
* Background to Treaties with Aboriginal Sovereign Nations of Australia
- Audio Interview
Late Night Live, ABC RN: First Peoples' freedom summit
25 Nov 14: "In the biggest effort for self-determination in decades, hundreds of Aboriginal elders and leaders from around Australia are meeting in Alice Springs this week to elect a representative group for future negotiations on Indigenous issues with the Federal government in Canberra."
* Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Arrente elder; ...
* Michael Mansell, Palawa elder; ...
* Tauto Sansbury, Narungga elder; ...
* Presenter: Phillip Adams
* Producer: Kris Short"
Late Night Live - ABC RN
"From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture." Presented by Phillip Adams
- Audio Interview
The Wire: Indigenous people fight for funding at Freedom Summit
26 Nov 14: "Traditional owners, leaders, elders and community members from across Australia will meet in Alice Springs tomorrow to give indigenous people a national voice. High on the agenda is government funding, which indigenous leaders believe could cause deaths and more incarcerations of indigenous people."
"Produced by Shannon Kilgariff ...
Featured in story:
* Tauto Sansbury, Chairperson for Narrunga Nations and organiser for the Indigenous Freedom Summit
* Michael Mansell, Aboriginal lawyer and secretary for the Aboriginal Provisional Government"
The Wire Homepage:
About The Wire
"The Wire is a daily current affairs program broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations around Australia. ... "
- Audio Interview
The Wire: Freedom Summit aims to change the national conversation
27 Nov 14: "The largest most diverse gathering of Elders and leaders of First Peoples has gathered in Alice Springs. The objective is to elect an assembly of legitimate leaders of their peoples who will reclaim the Aboriginal rights struggle."
"Produced by Justin Fenwick ...
Featured in story:
* Tauto Sansbury, organiser
* Ray Martin, journalist
* Jenny Munro, Aboriginal activist
* Michael Mansell, lawyer and activist"
New Matilda: 'He Was Supposed To Be The PM For Indigenous Affairs'
27 Nov 14: "Frustration that Tony Abbott is not listening to a broad range of Aboriginal voices has inspired a 'Freedom Summit' in Alice Springs, which aims to elect leaders who will speak out. Amy McQuire reports. The gains made from past Aboriginal protest movements are being extinguished by today’s leaders, leaving communities "betrayed" by broken promises, a summit of Aboriginal leaders will hear this week. A Freedom Summit held in the Red Centre town of Alice Springs today and tomorrow is expected to attract nearly 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, to discuss the future of their communities. ... " By Amy McQuire, a senior reporter with New Matilda. She's the former editor of Tracker magazine and the National Indigenous Times.
amy mcquire - newmatilda.com
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About Us - newmatilda.com
"New Matilda is independent journalism at its best. The site has been publishing intelligent coverage of Australian and international politics, media and culture since 2004. You'll find new stories on the homepage daily. ... We believe that robust media is fundamental to a healthy democracy - and there's never been a more important time for independent media in Australia. With shrinking media diversity, and huge changes underway in delivery, there are fewer and fewer outlets publishing independent-minded journalism like ours. ... "
CAAMA - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Aboriginal leaders from across the country gather in Alice Springs for the first ever Freedom Summit.
27 Nov 14: "A prominent group of Aboriginal Sovereign rights campaigners have gathered at the old Telegraph Station in Mbantua Alice Springs for the first ever Freedom Summit which looks at creating a solution for the ongoing miss treatment of Australia’s First Nations People."
CAAMA - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Day 1 of the Summit For Freedom
27 Nov 14: "The Summit For Freedom is a rare opportunity for Aboriginal leaders from across Australia to come together to discuss problems in their communities and plan a path towards sovereignty. Get inspired by the determination of these people who are setting a course of action to preserve the future for generations to come."
CAAMA - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Young Star Rises at Freedom Summit
27 Nov 14: "Today while dozens of Elders and Aboriginal leaders met for the Summit for Freedom in Alice Springs, we unearthed the next rising star that will lead the younger generation to a bright future. Roxley Foley, son of Dr Gary Foley, spoke passionately about the need for an election in all communities to create a truely representative national body to fight in Canberra. Have a listen to this inspiring young man."
CAAMA - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Our voices havn’t been heard for a very long time……. Jenny Munro.
27 Nov 14: "Jenny Munro is a Wiradjuri woman from Erambie Reserve who has fought tirelessly for Aboriginal people in their quest for social justice and land rights. ... As a journalist, author and film-maker for over 45 years, Jeff Mc Mullen continues to write, film and campaign around the world to improve the health, education and human rights of Indigenous people."
CAAMA News - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: CAAMA News 27.11.14
27 Nov 14: "Aboriginal elders and leaders from across Australia have gathered in Mbantua Alice Springs for a two-day gathering to discuss ongoing impacts of Government policies on their people and how they can best work together to provide a unified voice to lead them into the future. A new report has found that the Income management basic cards has not achieved what is set out to do and that there is no evidence of less drinking,greater school engagement or improved healthy lifestyle changes."
[scroll down page] http://caama.com.au/
"The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) began operations in 1980 and was the first Aboriginal group to be allocated a broadcasting license. The Aboriginal people of Central Australia own CAAMA through an association regulated under the Incorporations Act , and its objectives focus on the social, cultural and economic advancement of Aboriginal peoples. ... CAAMA produces media products that engenders pride in Aboriginal culture, while informing and educating the wider community of the richness and diversity of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia."
ABC News: Indigenous activists demand better representation at Alice Springs conference
27 Nov 14: "The Northern Territory's Australian of the Year, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, told the conference it would help unite Indigenous people from the Top End to Tasmania. "This is the beginning of black Australia," she said. "This might be a small gathering today but it's going to grow throughout Australia. "We will not be silenced, nor will we be controlled by the policies of any Westminster system. Black governance is coming, starting today."" By Anthony Stewart and Steven Schubert
ABC News: 'Freedom Summit' urges youth to take up Indigenous rights fight
26 Nov 14: "Tauto Sansbury is the chairman of South Australia's Narrunga people and one of the summit conveners. He said the summit was being held to motivate younger Aboriginal men and women to be more vocal about their rights. "People like myself and a few others that are coming ... are getting old and tired and we need to basically stoke the fire up and get them out on the streets and starting to protest about the issues ... affecting our communities," he said." By Gail Liston
ABC News: Fight for Aboriginal land rights expected to intensify at Alice Springs summit
26 Nov 14: "The fight for Aboriginal land rights in Tasmania is expected to intensify in the wake of a national Indigenous summit in Alice Springs today. ... Tasmanian Indigenous activist Michael Mansell, who is attending the event, said Aboriginal people had not had a strong voice on national issues since the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was abolished in 2005. Mr Mansell said Tasmania's Indigenous community is set to campaign for ownership of a range of areas including World Heritage Wilderness areas and some national parks." By Jane Ryan, an ABC News Journalist based in Hobart working in television, radio and online. Formerly the ABC Rural Reporter for north-west Tasmania.
The Guardian: Indigenous leaders to meet at First Nations Summit for Freedom
27 Nov 14: "First nations leaders and elders are holding a summit to establish a community-elected committee which would reclaim Indigenous rights and representation from a few high-profile voices. About 100 people from across the country are expected to gather at the First Nations Summit for Freedom to discuss the major issues facing Indigenous people and address a feeling that the federal government is not speaking with Indigenous people when making decisions which have a direct impact on them. ... " Helen Davidson, a reporter for Guardian Australia
Helen Davidson - The Guardian
Mathaba: Freedom Summit Takes Place in Heart of Australia
27 Nov 14: "Not far from Uluru ('Ayers Rock') at Mparntwe (`Alice Springs`) the Original Australian Peoples are gathering from around the continent in a historic Freedom Summit to discuss their human rights and freedoms and lead the way forward to sovereignty. ... Mr Sansbury said that from this gathering “we will elect an assembly of our peoples’ legitimate leaders to speak for this continent’s First Peoples... Governments must engage with our peoples, with us and not with whom they handpick.""
WGAR News: National 'Summit for Freedom' Alice Springs [Thu & Fri 27-28 November 2014]: Facebook
22 Nov 14: "Contents:
* Audio: CAAMA: Tauto Sansbury ... the Freedom Summit is a call for Unity!
* Upcoming Event: Facebook: National 'Summit for Freedom' Alice Springs [27-28 Nov 14]
* Event Analysis: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: What the domestic media missed - The Freedom Summit
* Event Analysis: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Freedom Summit - "it is our obligation," Dr Woolombi Waters
* News: NIT: Summit for Freedom to be held at Alice Springs [27-28 Nov 14]
* Analysis / Opinion: Ray Jackson, Workers Bush Telegraph: Summit For Freedom
* Analysis / Opinion: Gerry Georgatos, Green Left: Aboriginal leaders meet for freedom summit
* Audio: Lisa Burns interviews Tauto Sansbury, Radio Adelaide: First Nations peoples to gather for National Freedom Summit ... "
Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement
(Last updated: 29 May 2014)
Background to Treaties with Aboriginal Sovereign Nations of Australia
(Last updated: 13 May 2014)
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