Newsletter date: 16 July 2015, 12:05pm AEST
* Audio Interview: Lorena Walker on Strong Voices, CAAMA: Gerry Georgatos Speaks out on Aboriginal Suicide.
* Analysis / Opinion: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Stop examining the oppressed, instead examine the oppressor - this will do in racism & marginalisation
* WGAR Background to Suicide and Self-harm in First Nations Communities
* Crisis Support - Talk to Someone - 24-hours/day 7-days/week:
Lifeline - Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention: 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
Beyond Blue - Talk it through with us: 1300 22 4636 http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support
WGAR News Public Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en-GB#!forum/wgar-news
WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
- Audio Interview
Lorena Walker on Strong Voices, CAAMA: Gerry Georgatos Speaks out on Aboriginal Suicide.
16 Jul 15: "Aboriginal rights campaigner and community consultant of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander suicide prevention evaluation project Gerry Georgatos says indigenous suicide is a humanitarian crisis. A number of child deaths in Western Australia has sparked community outrage with members of the public including Mr. Georgatos calling for more change to come for suicide prevention."
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: Stop examining the oppressed, instead examine the oppressor - this will do in racism & marginalisation
15 Jul 15: "Oppression is the historical signature piece of the Australia we have known since the late 18th century, since the arrival of the tall ships. However oppression remains contemporaneous. The viciously cruel rod of oppression has delivered narratives of human misery and suffering, the moral abomination of racism. For more than a century there has been an increasing examination of the oppressed but very little examination of the oppressor. The often exploitative preoccupation to study and examine the oppressed while refusing to examine and bring to account the oppressor ensures oppression continues. ... " By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist
"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."
Why donate? CAAMA
"Why donate?: We are committed to creating and sustaining the Indigenous Language and Cultures of Australia, creating employment opportunities for indigenous people in radio and film and communicating information to the indigenous peoples to assist them to live a full and healthy life. Through supporting CAAMA, you can help us train indigenous radio broadcasters, musicians and other positions in the film industry such as directors, writers, and photographers. ... "
Gerry Georgatos - The Stringer
"His predominant work is in suicide prevention research and in unveiling racism and in articulating the ways forward. ... Some of his stories on homelessness in First Nations communities have led to many people housed and to restorative cultural projects. ... He is an expert in his fields, particularly in the understanding of racism and in suicide prevention - and involves himself at the coalface in addition to interfacing with Governments. ... "
The Stringer's Editorial policy:
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"Independent news media contributes to the unfolding landscape of human rights and social justice. It is The Stringer’s aim to provide every opportunity to the rise of voices that far too often are denied. If The Stringer believes in the importance of a story we will sustain coverage - this is what The Stringer terms through-care journalism. The Stringer has become known for breaking stories that others initially were not prepared to investigate and report. ... "
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"We know how much you like reading the news on The Stringer website. If you’d like to help us continue to shine a massive great big flood lamp on the political injustices of this country and, indeed, the world then please contribute whatever you feel able to using the form below. ... "
WGAR Background to Suicide and Self-harm in First Nations Communities
(last updated: 16 July 2015)
- Crisis Support - Talk to Someone - 24-hours/day 7-days/week:
For immediate assistance when life may be in danger
Lifeline's 24/7 hotline
13 11 14
Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention services
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
Twenty-four hours a day seven days a week
The Suicide Call Back Service provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
1300 22 4636
Talk it through with us, day or night
Useful national contact numbers - Suicide Prevention Crisis Contacts
1300 78 99 78
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
aged 5 - 25 yrs
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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
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