02/10/2011 NT govt’s English in schools policy; Trucking nuclear waste through SA on way to NT

Contents:
* Reminder of change of venue of ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’
launch with Barbara Shaw
* A Tribute to Aboriginal Youth Suicide and Stolen Generations
* NT government’s draft update to its English in schools policy
* Plan to truck nuclear waste through SA on way to NT
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles

* REMINDER OF CHANGE OF VENUE OF ‘REBUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP’
LAUNCH WITH BARBARA SHAW:

[Ed. note: Please note that the venue of the launch and
forum of ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ with Barbara Shaw
at UTS has changed.
New Venue: UTS, Level 2, room 34, Building 4 (CB 04.02.34)
entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC]

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention Public forum and new media launch with
Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs
Note new venue: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS),
Level 2, room 34, Building 4 (CB 04.02.34)
entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC
Hosted by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit
“‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ is an 11 point alternative
program to the discriminatory NT Intervention. It has been
widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups …
The Alternative program is based on Aboriginal community
control and sustainable investment in all communities.
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit is proud
to launch a new media collaboration supporting this program
and showcasing the voices of Aboriginal people directly
affected by the Intervention. Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal
leader from Mt Nancy town camp in Alice Springs has been
instrumental in putting together Rebuilding from the Ground
Up. Come along to this new media launch and hear first hand
about the destructive impact of the Intervention and the
struggle for an alternative.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/

* A TRIBUTE TO ABORIGINAL YOUTH SUICIDE AND STOLEN GENERATIONS: 10 OCTOBER 2011:

Event: Mon 10 October 2011: ANU, Canberra
WONGEE OUR BARDIP – telling our story our way
A Tribute to Aboriginal Youth Suicide and Stolen Generations
Presented by DUMBARTUNG Aboriginal Corporation, WA
DVD presentation followed by open discussion
“The stories reflect the historical accounts of genocide
and the continued ingrained trauma associated with
dispossession and displacement. It is an account of past
attrocities of the killing fields, to contemporary issues
such as the impact of the industries of mining on culture
and the environment.”
Event details: https://wgar.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/wongee-or-bardip/
Event summary: http://www.indymedia.org.au/wongee-our-bardip-telling-our-story-our-way-10-october

* NT GOVERNMENT’S DRAFT UPDATE TO ITS ENGLISH IN SCHOOLS POLICY:

– Audio Interview

The Wire: NT’s English in schools policy quashed bilingual
‘creative enclaves’
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=8484
26 Sep 11: “The Northern Territory has released a draft
update to its controversial policy on language in schools.
In 2009 the Territory introduced a compulsory ‘first 4
hours in English’ policy. The new policy has signaled that
the territory government isn’t backing down on its emphasis
on English, and one expert says that the policy removes any
possibility of indigenous literacy programs running in
school time. Dr Brian Devlin is a bilingual education
expert from Charles Darwin University. He says that the
territory’s policies have quashed important creative
enclaves where indigenous staff and indigenous artists had
become central to the education of young children in their
communities. …
Featured in story: Dr Brian Devlin, Associate Professor
in applied linguistics and bilingual education”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Language important for identity: Expert
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6344:language-important-for-identity-expert&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
28 Sep 11: “The Northern Territory Government has released
a draft update to its controversial language policy in
schools. In 2009, the Territory Government introduced a
compulsory ‘first 4 hours in English’ policy. The new
policy has signaled that the Territory Government isn’t
backing down on its emphasis on English. A bilingual
education expert says that the policy removes any
possibility of Indigenous literacy programs running in
school time.”

– Related Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Commonwealth Ombudsman on interpreters
30 Sep 11: “The Commonwealth Ombudsman says Government
departments are not always using Indigenous language
interpreters when they should be and that “People can be
excluded from and alienated by the very programs designed
to assist them”. Allan Asher, who has the task of
supervising the Northern Territory emergency response and
closing the gap programs says “Without interpreters and
proper regard to the language barriers that Aboriginal
people face, service delivery can be misdirected and
damaging,””

See:

Vimeo: Bilingual Education in NT: Assoc. Prof. Brian Devlin (CDU)
http://vimeo.com/5372254
by Eleanor Gilbert
“Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory and the
continuing debate over its effectiveness and value.
AIATSIS Symposium:
Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory:
Principles, policy and practice
National Museum, Canberra, 26 June 2009”

NT Bilingual education:
The debate about its effectiveness and value
Brian Devlin – Charles Darwin University
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20090914/language/docs/Devlin_paper.pdf
“(Paper presented to an AIATSIS Research Symposium,
“Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory:
Principles, policy and practice”,
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia, Canberra,
on Friday June 26, 2009)”

Friends of Bilingual Learning Google group
http://groups.google.com/group/foblmail
“Supporters of Bilingual & Multilingual education,
living and learning in the Northern Territory.
Recognising the importance of language in
human development, identity and wellbeing.”

* PLAN TO TRUCK NUCLEAR WASTE THROUGH SA ON WAY TO NT:

– Media Release

Friends of the Earth Australia:
Martin Ferguson misleads SA on nuclear dump
http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/media/news-items/2011/martin-ferguson-misleads-sa-on-nuclear-dump
28 Sep 11: “Federal resources minister Martin Ferguson’s
mishandling of the contentious plan to truck nuclear waste
through SA to a dump site in the NT reached a new low with
his misleading comments on ABC Riverland radio this morning.
Mr Ferguson claimed that no decision had been made on a
dump site. However he is pushing the National Radioactive
Waste Management Bill (NRWMB) through Parliament. The Bill
targets Muckaty in the NT as the only site under active
consideration for a dump site despite the fact that Muckaty
Traditional Owners are challenging the nomination in the
Federal Court, and despite NT legislation banning the
imposition of a nuclear dump.”

– News

NT News: SA now the nuke highway
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/09/28/263341_ntnews.html
28 Sep 11: “RADIOACTIVE waste destined for the Territory is
to be trucked through South Australia because NSW locals
have declared “nuclear free zones” in their region. The
waste could be trucked directly from the Lucas Heights
nuclear reactor southwest of Sydney to the proposed dump
near Tennant Creek. But a report commissioned by the
Federal Government advises sending the waste through SA
“would avoid the emotive movement of waste through the
Blue Mountains”.”

Herald Sun:
South Australia chosen as corridor to transport nuclear waste
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/nuclear-waste-to-be-trucked-through-sa/story-e6frf7jx-1226148760811
28 Sep 11: “RADIOACTIVE waste is destined to be trucked
through South Australia to keep the New South Wales Blue
Mountains nuclear-free, a Federal Government report
reveals. The report commissioned by the Federal Government
advises sending the waste through SA “would avoid the
emotive movement of waste through the Blue Mountains”. The
waste would be en route from the Lucas Heights nuclear
reactor southwest of Sydney to a proposed dump in the
Northern Territory.”

– Related Audio

3CR Community Radio 855 AM: Podcasts
[scroll down page] http://www.3cr.org.au/podcast
Radioactive Show – 25 Sep 2011
[download this program] http://podcast.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2011-09-24-89766.mp3
25 Sep 11: “This edition we hear voices from the Australian
Nuclear Free Alliance meeting held in Alice Springs from
September 09-11, 2011. Representatives from Aboriginal
communities and from Environment groups concerned about the
impacts of uranium developments came together to share
information and stories of how to protect communities and
the land from the growing nuclear industry in Australia.”

See:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices – Australia’s nuclear waste dump story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo
“”Muckaty Voices” is a short film capturing community
resistance to an Australian government plan to dump
radioactive waste at Muckaty Station, 120 kilometres north
of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.”

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper – February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner – Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20Feb%202011.pdf

Beyond Nuclear Initiative: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com/

Beyond Nuclear Initiative: Muckaty: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com/muckaty/

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News: http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA – 29 EVENTS FROM 2 OCTOBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: Ongoing Protest: James Price Point, Kimberley, WA
Kimberley gas plant protest
Save the Kimberley info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/
Kimberley gas plant threatens Aboriginal culture: http://ccr.uws.edu.au/2011/06/22/kimberley-gas-plant-threatens-aboriginal-culture-join-the-discussion/#.TkjD3WEgp8E
Aboriginal elder Elsta Foy at the protest camp: http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3296152.htm
Protest updates: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/blog/
Environs Kimberley: http://www.environskimberley.org.au/
Kimberley info: http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/
Kimberley Country and Culture: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/whats-the-fuss/country-culture/
WGAR News: Kimberley gas plant protest and blockade (28 Jun 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest-and-blockade-sydney-anti-nuclear-rally-29-june-2011
WGAR News: 25 protesters arrested at JPP blockade (9 Jul 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/09/wgar-news-25-protesters-arrested-at-james-price-point-blockade-petition-handed-to-ministe

Event: 27 May to Sun 9 October 2011: Kalgoorlie, WA
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

Event: Thu 18 August – Sun 30 October 2011: Wiluna to Perth, WA
Walk Away from Uranium Mining
“By coming to Wiluna you will be supporting Traditional
Owners in their opposition to uranium mining.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/walk-away-from-uranium-mining
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Walk Schedule: http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/upload/files/Wiluna_to_Perth_Walk_Schedule.pdf
About the walk: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48231
Interview with walk organiser Marcus Atkinson: http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/185959/t/Walking-Away-From-Uranium/in/english
Photos of the walk:
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155400
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155399
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155398
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155397
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155419
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155456
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155459

Upcoming Event: Central Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Kimberley Support Rally postponed
“a bigger better event is already being planned,
date and details soon!”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Fri 30 Sep – Mon 3 Oct 2011: Carlton Sth, Melbourne, Vic
World at a Crossroads:
Climate Change – Social Change Conference
“Leading Muckaty (NT) and other Aboriginal activists, to
address Climate Change Social Change Conference.
Two dynamic NT Aboriginal activists battling against a
radioactive waste dump will travel to Melbourne to address
a Climate Change, Social Change Conference.
Kylie Sambo and Dianne Stokes, from the Muckaty NT
have been fighting off a nuclear waste dump proposal
for their traditional lands since September 2007.”
Other Aboriginal speakers:
Sam Watson, Qld Murri activist & Socialist Alliance rep.
Dotty Bamblett, Save Ballerrt Mooroop College campaign
Organised by Green Left Weekly, Resistance & Socialist Alliance
Sponsored by Melbourne Uni Office of Environmental Programs
Aboriginal Event details: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/leading-muckaty-nt-and-other-aboriginal-activists-to-address-climate-change-social-change-conference/
Conference Homepage: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/
About the conference: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/47394
About the conference: http://indymedia.org.au/world-at-a-crossroads-climate-change-social-change-conference
Preliminary Conference Agenda: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/ccsc-2011-preliminary-conference-agenda.pdf
Confirmed speakers: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/confirmed-speakers/

Event: 3 October 2011: Adelaide, SA
131st Justice and Peace Candlelight Walk
“Join us on the Candle Light Walk to call for a
Treaty and Bill of Rights, and to support the
Ngarrindjeri and all other Aboriginal people
and the Stolen Generations, their families and
communities left behind, in their call for
Peace and Justice. … ”
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/category/news/2011/09/hello-world/

Event: Tue 4 October 2011: Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Evening Meeting with Amnesty Demand Dignity Campaign
“This meeting is not to be missed as Barbara Shaw,
a delegate to the UN’s permanent forum of Indigenous
Issues will be joining us. Barbara is a Mt Nancy town
camp resident from Alice Springs, and appeared
shortly in ‘Our Generation’ (2010).
Our main focus topic will centre on Amnesty
International’s current Homelands Report.
All are welcome to attend.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26789/
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
Event details: http://sydney-central.whereilive.com.au/events/story/ainsw-demand-dignity-action-group-special-guest-speaker-barbara-shaw/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Flyer: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/AINSW-flyer.pdf

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention Public forum and new media launch with
Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs
Note new venue: UTS, Level 2, room 34, Building 4
(CB 04.02.34) entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC
Hosted by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit
“‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ is an 11 point alternative
program to the discriminatory NT Intervention. It has been
widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups …
The Alternative program is based on Aboriginal community
control and sustainable investment in all communities.
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit is proud
to launch a new media collaboration supporting this program
and showcasing the voices of Aboriginal people directly
affected by the Intervention. Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal
leader from Mt Nancy town camp in Alice Springs has been
instrumental in putting together Rebuilding from the Ground
Up. Come along to this new media launch and hear first hand
about the destructive impact of the Intervention and the
struggle for an alternative.”
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/135

Event: Thu 6 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Forum – No to income management in Bankstown
Speakers include:
* John Falzon, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society’s Nat’l Council
* Barbara Shaw, BasicsCard recipient and anti-intervention
campaigner
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Fri 7 October 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Fundraiser: Slam Generation: Poetry slam & variety night.
“This night is a fundraiser for the Glenroy Indigenous
School (Ballerrt Mooroop College) … ”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48770
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

Event: Fri 7 & Sat 8, Tue 11 to Sat 15 Oct 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Presented by Melbourne Festival
in association with Sydney Festival
Ilbijerri Theatre Company (Australia): FOLEY
“Political agitator Gary Foley presents a swag of stories
from a life lived in the spirit of resistance. … ”
Event details: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3860&idx=1&max=12
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48771

Event: Sat 8 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Rally against Income Management in Bankstown
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Mon 10 October 2011: ANU, Canberra
WONGEE OUR BARDIP – telling our story our way
A Tribute to Aboriginal Youth Suicide and Stolen Generations
Presented by DUMBARTUNG Aboriginal Corporation, WA
Presentation followed by open discussion
“The stories reflect the historical accounts of genocide
and the continued ingrained trauma associated with
dispossession and displacement. It is an account of past
attrocities of the killing fields, to contemporary issues
such as the impact of the industries of mining on culture
and the environment.”
Event details: https://wgar.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/wongee-or-bardip/
Event summary: http://www.indymedia.org.au/wongee-our-bardip-telling-our-story-our-way-10-october

Event: Mon 10 & Tue 11 October 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Brisbane Regional Forum 2011
“The Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia (IHRNA)
invites members and those interested in becoming members to
attend Regional Forums across Australia in 2011. Membership
is free and open to individuals who are actively working in
and/or are interested in Indigenous human rights.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://ihrnaustralia.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Event details: http://api.ning.com/files/HUrjfeZtLuO*4zp-47mowJdDdWwYlFabaJWAEUVCYOtzGE-ZnrGmFy4wasQ7F6CVK8x*vBmB3aK2TLD6Yf3O0VWMLlPw8Ldp/IHRNA_RF_invite_QUT2.pdf

Event: Mon 10 October 2011: Wollonong, NSW
Uni of Wollongong ‘Our Generation’ Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International action group
at University of Wollongong
“Actions supporting for Homelands Campaign
will be completed at the event, specifically
asking the Government to not abandon the
Utopia Homelands.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26796/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of Queensland group will be
hosting this screening as a part of Amnesty
International’s Homelands campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26673/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: Sippy Downs, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of the Sunshine Coast will
be hosting this screening as a part of
Amnesty International’s Homelands
campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26672/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 13 October 2011: Batemans Bay, NSW
Homelands campaign information session
“ACT/Southern NSW Community Campaigner
Bede Carmody is coming to Bateman’s Bay to
run an information session on the new
Homelands campaign. This provides an
opportunity to learn more about Amnesty’s new
campaign as well as a chance of meeting
members of the Bateman’s Bay Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/25160/

Event: Thu 13 October 2011: Hobart, Tas
Public Homelands Training Session
Amnesty International Australia, Tasmania,
invites all interested members of the public
to attend a free Homelands Training Session.
This training session will be based on the
content of the Homelands Report, which
was released by AIA in September.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/tas/event/26782/

Event: Mon 17 October 2011: Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International’s Central Coast Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sun 23 October 2011: Bendigo, Vic
A Benefit for the Kimberley
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171353649603731
Flyer: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/276751_171353649603731_2704303_n.jpg

Upcoming Event: ??? November 2011: Darwin, NT
Darwin book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
Darwin – Time and venue yet to be announced
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Further book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf
Book review: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-rev-short.pdf
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu
Article about the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-article-short.pdf

Event: Wed 2 to Sat 5 Nov 2011: South Bank, Brisbane, Qld
Theatre: Jane Harrison’s Stolen
Directed by Leah Purcell
Presented by: The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
(ACPA) and QPAC in association with Bungabura Productions
“a brilliant amalgam of the experiences of representatives
of the Stolen Generation. Immerse yourself in a yarn about
the importance of family, understanding and issues that
have impacted strongly on Aboriginal families.”
Event details: http://www.qpac.com.au/event/Stolen_11.aspx?showTab=Overview

Event: Fri 4 November 2011 to February 2012: Townsville, Qld
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

Event: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action Group”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: February 2012 to May 2012: Queensland Museum
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

– ‘Our Generation’ Film Reviews

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation – Showing in London – page 8
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaWinter2011.pdf
Winter 2011: “The Intervention is yet another example of
the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia
have been subjected to in such a short period of time
compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and
Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and
cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive
and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live
a more traditional life in their homelands and of those who
appear to be dispossessed.” Christine Waterer

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation – page 6
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2010.pdf
Summer 2010: “Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen
introduced “Our Generation”, the film by Sinem Saban and
Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored
in depth the Federal Government Intervention into
Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had
told us that the film’s producers were not having any
success in having the film shown on government or
commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it
in local community halls to show the community at large
just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically
a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the
Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise.”
Carol Gerrard

See:

Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits:
Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER)
– “The Intervention”:
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-territory-intervention.html

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Northern Territory National Emergency Response:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory_intervention

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney):
http://stoptheintervention.org/

CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association)
– NT Intervention:
http://caama.com.au/?s=NT+Intervention

‘concerned Australians’:
Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation:
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Northern Territory Intervention:
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/category/issues/indigenous-rights/northern-territory-intervention

The Conversation – After the Intervention:
http://theconversation.edu.au/pages/after-the-intervention

Tracker – NT Intervention:
http://tracker.org.au/tag/nt-intervention/

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group):
Mparntwe – Alice Springs:
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

Treaty Republic – NT Intervention:
http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):
http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
– NT intervention:
http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

Crikey – NT Intervention:
http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

Jobs with Justice:
http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.com/

New Matilda – northern territory intervention:
http://newmatilda.com/tag/northern-territory-intervention

Amnesty International Australia:
Looking back at the Northern Territory Intervention:
http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/comments/24460/

Students For Indigenous Rights – UQ:
The Northern Territory Intervention:
http://uqsir.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/stir-uq-intervention-intro-factsheet-new1.pdf

Defending Indigenous Rights:
http://defendingindigenousrights.wordpress.com/

Intervention walk-off’s Blog:
http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/

Australian Human Rights Commission:
Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response’ intervention:
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/intervention/index.html

FAIRA; Human Rights Law Resource Centre; NACLC:
Australia’s compliance with CERD – Fact Sheet 2:
Northern Territory Intervention:
http://www.hrlrc.org.au/files/Fact-Sheet-2-NT-Intervention.pdf

Green Left: Northern Territory intervention: myths and facts:
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39732

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights):
https://wgar.wordpress.com/

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Gas hub complaints to be examined
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6348:gas-hub-complaints-to-be-examined&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
28 Sep 11: “Complaints over breaches of the Aboriginal
Heritage Act during the stand-off over the Kimberley gas
hub will be address in a hearing in October. Earlier this
year, the Department of Indigenous Affairs received three
complaints alleging serious breaches of the act, including
claims that protesters buried toilet waste and Woodside
damaged burial sites and middens.”

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