26/11/2011 Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 20 events from 26 November 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/
Rachel Siewert: Greens: Saving the Kimberley (17 Oct 11): http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/kimberley
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: 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: Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011: Qld
Documentary Film – The Tall Man
“… a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged
by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody
of the local, predominantly white-run police force.”
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/

Event: Mon 28 – Wed 30 November  2011: Townsville, Qld
First Nations Pathways Conference
“The Conference provides the opportunity to discuss
important national and international issues relating to
First Nations Peoples, including Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander communities and individuals.”
Conference Themes:
1 United Nations/Human Rights and Bill of Rights
2 Constitutional Recognition and consultation
3 Native Title/Land Rights
4 Closing the Gap
5 Trans generational trauma and affect
6 Criminology and Justice Issues
7 Youth and Women’s rights
8 Social justice
9 Education, Health, Employment and Environmental
Event details: http://pathwaysconference2011.org/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/27201/

Event: Wed 30 November  2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
The Bush to Bankstown
The fight against Government Income Management
Special Guest Speaker:
Randa Kattan, Exec Dir, Arab Council of Australia
“Randa … will report on the impacts of Income
Management that she witnessed during a recent
visit to Aboriginal communities in the Northern
Territory.”
Organised by:
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bush2Bankstown-30-11-11.pdf

Events: Sat 3 December  2011: Sydney, NSW
Two events highlighting struggles for Aboriginal rights in the NT

* 5:45pm – The case against the NT Intervention
Speakers include:
Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM,
Senior Elder from Elcho Island
Hosted by the CFMEU Indigenous Committee
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-case-against-the-nt-intervention
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49553
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/CFMEU_Intervention_Dr_Gondarra-3-12-11.jpg

* 7pm – Hot Politics – Radioactive Waste Management
in Australia Forum and Photo Exhibition
“Against a background of heightened awareness of
nuclear issues, key stakeholders will examine the
plan to develop a national radioactive waste dump
in the Northern Territory.”
Speakers Include:
Matthew Gardiner, United Voice NT Secretary
Dianne Stokes, Muckaty Traditional Owner
Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation
George Newhouse, Human Rights lawyer
Hosted by Jeff McMullen
“Includes premiere of
“Manuwangku-Under the Nuclear Cloud”
photo exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekera.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/ALP-invite-Muckaty-3-12-11%20.jpg

Event: Tue 6 December 2011: Balmain, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q & A with Jacqui Phillips, National Director of ANTaR
(Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
Hosted by the Balmain Uniting Church
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: 9 December  2011: Adelaide, SA
133rd 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/2011/10/candlelight-walk-2/

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Alice Springs, NT
International Human Rights Day
5-10pm – ‘No second intervention – human rights for all’
Live Bands, BBQ, speakers
Launch of the short film ‘Yuendumu Voices’
Event details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
Flyer: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/edited-ihrd-flyer2.pdf

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Alice Springs, NT
International Human Rights Day
1-3pm – Alice Springs planning meeting for the
“Ending the Intervention” Campaign in 2012
“We need to work together to plan the
next stage in our fight. Come along to
this planning meeting and talk with other
community people about the struggle
for Aboriginal rights.”
Event details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
Flyer: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/edited-ihrd-flyer2.pdf

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Eastern Suburbs Amnesty International Australia
“The screening is held in support of
Amnesty International Australia’s
Homelands report released in August.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/27271/
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: 10 December 2011: Adelaide, SA
Kimberley Cultural Festival
“Kimberley Cultural Festival is a community event to raise
awareness of the cultural and environmental significance of
the Kimberley region, which is under threat from proposed
gas and industrial development.”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270070339699908

Event: Wed 14 December 2011: Newcastle, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
More information 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: Thu 15 December 2011: Tuggerah, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
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: Fri 20 January 2012: RMIT entrance, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous freedom-fighters commemoration:
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner
“To commemorate the execution of the indigenous
freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49054

Event: Thu 26 January 2012: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
Sovereignty Never Ceded: a key theme of the 40th Anniversary
“Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters
and other members of the general public, to come together
at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday 26th
January 2012, to celebrate “SOVEREIGNTY DAY” and be part of
the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40
years since the first protest on the site.”
Event details: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-january-2012
Event details: http://www.aboriginaltentembassy.net/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/40th-anniversary-of-the-tent-embassy-canberra
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49413
Aboriginal Embassy Elder Tribute song: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2079567

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/

Event: Sat 11 February 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
as part of the inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival
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

– ‘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

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