Updated newsletter: https://indymedia.org.au/2015/01/18/wgar-news-updated-26-january-2015-ev...
[Ed. note: Some sources have said the Sit-In is on Monday the 26th of January 2015 and some say Tuesday the 27th of January 2015. It could be either day.]
Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day and Day of Mourning Events:
Monday 26 January 2015
* Background to Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day and Day of Mourning
* 25th, 26th & 27th January 2015: National Freedom Summit - National Convergence on Canberra events
* Alice Springs event
* Adelaide events
* Brisbane events
* Melbourne events
* Sydney & NSW events
- Background to Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day and Day of Mourning
Event: Mon 26 January 2015: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day / Day of Mourning
"The meaning of Australia Day for Aboriginal people:
To many Aboriginal Australians there is little to celebrate
and it is a commemoration of a deep loss.
Loss of their sovereign rights to their land,
loss of family, loss of the right to practice their culture. ...
Aboriginal people call it 'Invasion Day',
'Day of Mourning', 'Survival Day' or,
since 2006, 'Aboriginal Sovereignty Day'.
The latter name reflects that all Aboriginal
nations are sovereign and should be united
in the continuous fight for their rights."
Jens Korff, Creative Spirits
"Australia Day - No time to celebrate:
Australia Day is traditionally the most racist
day of the year for Aboriginal people.
When people celebrate on January 26,
there is no escaping the fact they are celebrating
the day that one race of people invaded another
race of people’s country and took control of
Aboriginal lands and tried to dominate Aboriginal
people. Invasion Day, as it should be called,
celebrates the dispossession of land, culture,
and way of life of Aborigines." Jay McDonald,
an activist with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Event details: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-...
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/46475
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