06/08/2010: ALICE SPRINGS GATHERING RESOLUTIONS; NEW WAY SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS

Contents:
Alice Springs Gathering Resolutions
Media about the Alice Springs Gathering
Melbourne New Way Summit Presentations

ALICE SPRINGS GATHERING RESOLUTIONS:

Rollback the Intervention: Statements/Reports
Resolutions from the Defending Indigenous Rights Conference
Alice Springs. 6-9 July 2010.
[Click on link to read statements]
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/statements/
“We the people in attendance at the Defending Indigenous
Rights conference held in Alice Springs from the 6-9th July
2010 stand in solidarity with Aboriginal people of the
Northern Territory to condemn the NT Intervention. We call
on all political parties to call for the abolition of the
NT Emergency Response legislation and return rights of self
determination and restore control over Traditional lands,
including remote communities, homelands, and town camps. …
1. Women’s Statement …
2. Worse than Workchoices: Exploitation of Aboriginal
workers must stop! Jobs with Justice now. …
3. No to Radioactive Racism …
4. Defend Aboriginal Languages
– Scrap the Bi-Lingual Education Ban …
5. Indigenous Media and Media Representation … “

MEDIA ABOUT THE ALICE SPRINGS GATHERING:

– Background

Defending Indigenous Rights Land~Law~Culture
July 6-9 in Mparntwe-Alice Springs
http://defendingindigenousrights.wordpress.com/

– Radio

CAAMA Radio (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association):
Defending Indigenous Rights Conference Interview
http://caama.com.au/radio/defending-indigenous-rights-conference-interview/
8 Jul 10

– Video

ABC: Calls to end federal intervention
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/07/06/2946476.htm
6 Jul 10: “Indigenous people from around Australia have met
in Alice Springs to call on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to
end welfare quarantining and the Basics Card which they
label discriminatory.”

– News

Green Left: Justice Ride revs up activists
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/44881
25 Jul 10: “On July 15, 25 Justice Ride participants
returned from their trip across Queensland to Alice Springs
for the Defending Indigenous Rights convergence over July
6-9. The trip to Alice Springs took four days each way, so
there was plenty of time for us to get to know each other,
discuss local Aboriginal rights campaigns, such as those
against black deaths in custody, and take in Australia’s
beautiful and ancient landscape.”

Green Left: Alice Springs convergence condemns NT intervention
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/44718
10 Jul 10: “More than 200 people gathered at the Yirara
College in Alice Springs over July 6-9 for a conference
entitled Defending Indigenous Rights: Land, Law, Culture
Convergence. … Aboriginal community leaders such as Harry
Nelson, Murray George, Barb Shaw, Uncle Kevin Buzzacott and
Richard Downs — along with many others — addressed and
facilitated forums covering the full scope of attacks on
Aboriginal people, their land, culture and language.”

Green Left: On the solidarity bus
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/44716
10 Jul 10: “On June 30, 31 mainly young activists set off
from around NSW in an old converted school bus, for the
“Indigenous Solidarity Rides” heading to an Aboriginal
rights convergence in Alice Springs over July 6-11. At the
same time, 25 activists from Brisbane headed to the
convergence, also in a bus, as part of the “Justice Ride”.”

Green Left: Students slime nuclear scumbags
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/44717
10 Jul 10: “About 250 people attended the Students of
Sustainability (SoS) conference at Flinders University in
Adelaide over July 4-8. A highlight of the conference was
the attendance of the Indegenous Solidarity Rides bus full
of passengers on their way from Newcastle to the
convergence at Alice Springs.”

ABC: First Nations party wants Macklin to resign
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/09/2949652.htm?site=alicesprings&section=news
9 Jul 10: “A crowd of at least 200 people gathered in the
Alice Springs Todd Mall to demand the immediate roll back
of the federal intervention in the Northern Territory. …
The rally is part of the “Four Days in July” conference,
which has been held in Alice Springs this week.”

Koori Mail: Campaigners converge on Alice
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
8 Jul 10: “INDIGENOUS rights campaigners and supporters
have converged on Alice Springs for the Defending
Indigenous Rights Conference at Yirara College. Issues on
the agenda include the Northern Territory Intervention,
bilingual education, imprisonment rates of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people and the impacts of uranium
mining on Aboriginal land. The conference finishes tomorrow
with a public rally.”

SMH: Students hear NT anti-intervention talks
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/students-hear-nt-antiintervention-talks-20100708-1022n.html
8 Jul 10: “Busloads of university students converged on
Alice Springs to support indigenous people seeking an end
to the federal government’s intervention in the Northern
Territory. Students from Queensland, NSW and South
Australia travelled to central Australia this week for a
meeting on the Northern Territory Emergency Response, more
commonly known as the intervention, and its effects on
Aborigines.”

ABC: Forum to discuss NT intervention ‘apartheid’
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/06/2945757.htm
6 Jul 10: “The federal intervention in the Northern
Territory is expected to come under fire at a forum
starting in Alice Springs today. The “Defending Indigenous
Rights” conference will also include presentations on
bilingual education and the campaign to stop a nuclear
waste dump going ahead in the Northern Territory.”

Indigenous Solidarity Rides 2010
http://indigenoussolidarityrides.blogspot.com/
5 Jul 10: “From June 30 to July 20 this year, the
Indigenous Solidarity Rides will take over 40 people from
NSW on a trip to Alice Springs to attend a convergence for
Aboriginal rights.”

MELBOURNE NEW WAY SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS:

– Background

Treaty Republic:
Melbourne based New Way Aboriginal summit
leads into NAIDOC week 2010
http://www.treatyrepublic.net/content/new-way-summit-melbourne-1st-first-notice

Treaty Republic:
Aboriginal New Way Summit in Melbourne overview
http://www.treatyrepublic.net/content/aboriginal-new-way-summit-melbourne-overview
Green Left: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/44684

Treaty Republic:
New Way Summit: Aboriginals to Retake Lands
http://www.treatyrepublic.net/content/new-way-summit-aboriginals-retake-lands

– Discussion & Audio

Treaty Republic:
New Way Summit Presentations with Audio downloads
http://www.treatyrepublic.net/content/new-way-summit-presentations-audio-downloads
Indymedia Australia:
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/07/22/australia-a-crime-scene-and-undeclared-war-zone-since-white-invasion
22 Jul 10: “A selection of presentations from the 2010
Melbourne ‘New Way’ Aboriginal Summit – edited and
presented by Diet Simon with the relevant audio file
downloads included. …
Summit Presentations: Robbie Thorpe, Michael Anderson,
Gary Foley, Len Cooper, Kevin Bracken, Geoff Clark.
[and Nigerian High Commissioner Professor Olu Agbi] … “
“You may use the audio any way you wish. It would be nice
but not imperative to acknowledge film-maker Ellie Gilbert
and me [Diet Simon] as the recordists.”


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