7/12/2011 Djiniyini Gondarra message to ALP conference; Analysis by Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson

Contents:
* Herald Sun: Aboriginal leader takes fight to Europe
* ABC: Major Arnhem Land employer in financial trouble
* Video: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra message to ALP conference
* Dr Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson:
Still no evidence for Macklin’s Intervention
* Jon Altman: The cunning of consultation:
school attendance and welfare reform
* 2SER’s Razors Edge: Labor looking lost on Poverty
* Eva Cox: Stronger Futures demands are un-Australian
* Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud exhibition: support needed!
* What’s Working: Valery’s Bus
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia

* HERALD SUN: ABORIGINAL LEADER TAKES FIGHT TO EUROPE:

– News

Herald Sun: Aboriginal leader takes fight to Europe
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/aboriginal-leader-takes-fight-to-europe/story-e6frf7jx-1226211602305
Last Updated 3 Dec 11: “AN Aboriginal leader is taking his
challenge of Australian sovereignty over his traditional
land all the way to some of Europe’s biggest courts.
Michael Anderson, from Goodooga in northwest NSW, will
travel to Europe this month in an attempt to prove the
Euahlayi people should not be subject to Australian rule.
The tribal leader is due to have discussions at the
International Court of Justice in The Hague and the
European Court of Human Rights, in France. … ”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Information-seeking trip to Europe focuses on sovereignty law
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/6675-journey-to-europe-for-information-about-sovereignty-statute
5 Dec 11: “A Euahlayi man who set up the Aboriginal Embassy
in Canberra in 1972 is now taking his fight for Indigenous
rights to Europe. Michael Anderson has travelled to
England, and will also visit the International Court of
Justice in the Hague, saying he wants to open up
discussions to challenge Australian sovereignty over
traditional lands.”

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 05-12-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-05-12-2011
5 Dec 11: “A veteran New South Wales Aboriginal rights
campaigner is travelling to the International Court of
Justice in Europe to challenge the British Parliament over
a promise made by Queen Victoria that Aboriginal people
would keep their lands, laws and leaders. The law remains
in the British statute books.”

– Statement

Aboriginal tribal leader off to Europe to challenge
Australian sovereignty
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/01/aboriginal-tribal-leader-off-to-europe-to-challenge-australian-sovereignty
1 Dec 11: “A northwest NSW tribal leader will travel to
England from the 4th December and on to the Continent for
discussions on the liberation of his Euahlayi people “from
the tyrannical colonial rule that Aboriginal people have
been subjected to since the English invasion”.
Michael Anderson is the last survivor of the four young
Black Power men who set up the Aboriginal Embassy in
Canberra in 1972. …
As well as talks in Britain, Mr Anderson will also go to
the International Court of Justice in The Hague and have
discussions in the European Court of Human Rights.
He will base a lot of his case on Queen Victoria’s promise
to Aborigines that they would keep their lands and law,
which he says is still on the British statute books.”

See:

New Way Sovereignty Summit,
Canberra 22-25 April 2011 (Easter Weekend)
http://indymedia.org.au/new-way-sovereignty-summit-canberra-22-25-april-easter-weekend

Michael Anderson was Summit Convenor

* ABC: MAJOR ARNHEM LAND EMPLOYER IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE:

– News

ABC: Major Arnhem Land employer in financial trouble
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-05/20111205-laynhapuy-financial/3713318?section=nt
5 Dec 11: “One of the major employers in Arnhem Land in the
Northern Territory is in financial strife. The Laynhapuy
Homelands Association provides services to outstations
across the region, which are home to about 1,000 people.
… Jon Altman from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic
Policy Research says the problems have arisen in part
because of the way funding is delivered. “The Northern
Territory Intervention, which has focussed resources on
larger places and not on the homelands, and the fact that
with the shires again, Laynha has lost trading income,”
Mr Altman said. “So I think there are a lot of challenges
on the financial front that in some ways have been caused
by Government.”” Katrina Bolton

* VIDEO: REV DR DJINIYINI GONDARRA MESSAGE TO ALP CONFERENCE:

– Video

YouTube: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra message to ALP conference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrEWMHTvexY
4 Dec 11: “Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra responds to the
‘second Intervention’ otherwise known as ‘Stronger Futures
in the NT’, a new Commonwealth Government initiative which
will maintain key powers introduced through the NT
Intervention. This message was screened in Sydney on
Saturday December 3, at a meeting hosted by the CFMEU
Indigenous Committee, “The Case Against the NT Intervention”.
The meetings was part of the official Fringe program of
the ALP national conference. Dr Gondarra is a Senior Elder
from Elcho Island.”

See more about Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM

WGAR News: Aboriginal elder raises international awareness
of the NT Intervention (14 May 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/14/wgar-news-aboriginal-elder-raises-international-awareness-of-the-nt-intervention

WGAR News: Global call to action for Aboriginal rights in
Australia (17 May 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/17/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-for-aboriginal-rights-in-australia

Media Release: Response to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s
announcement of a Second Intervention in the Northern
Territory (26 Jun 11)
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/MR-Dr-Djiniyini-Gondarra-Resp-26-6-11.pdf

WGAR News: Interviews with Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra about
the Government’s consultation process (6 Jul 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/06/wgar-news-interviews-with-rev-dr-djiniyini-gondarra-about-the-government%E2%80%99s-consultation-p

Interview: ABC Darwin – Drive with Vicki Kerrigan:
Yolngu embassy proposed (17 Oct 11)
http://blogs.abc.net.au/nt/2011/10/yolgnu-embassy-proposed.html

WGAR News: Thanks from leaders to supporters of the
Yolngu Nations Assembly (12 Nov 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/11/12/wgar-news-ca-paper-cuts-to-welfare-payments-for-school-non-attendance-requested-or-impose

* DR HILARY TYLER AND PADDY GIBSON:
STILL NO EVIDENCE FOR MACKLIN’S INTERVENTION:

– Analysis / Opinion

Rollback the Intervention:
Still no evidence for Macklin’s Intervention
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/statements/
5 Dec 11: “In the past month, FaHCSIA has released more
than 1000 pages worth of reports that seek to justify an
expansion of the NT Intervention. One of the most important
for Minister Jenny Macklin has been the Community Safety
and Wellbeing Research Study (CSWRS). This analyses the
results of a survey and a voting process with more than
1343 people across 16 unnamed NT Aboriginal communities.
Its findings are a cornerstone of a 400-page evaluation of
the NTER. Despite being touted as proof that communities
want the Intervention, the 17 page survey form used in
communities does not once refer to “the Intervention” or
the “Northern Territory Emergency Response”.”
Dr Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson.
Dr Hilary Tyler is an Emergency Physician working in Alice
Springs.
Paddy Gibson is a Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna
Indigenous House of Learning.
Both have been active in the campaign opposing the
Northern Territory Intervention.

* JON ALTMAN:
THE CUNNING OF CONSULTATION:
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND WELFARE REFORM:

– Analysis / Opinion

Crikey: The cunning of consultation:
school attendance and welfare reform
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/12/02/the-cunning-of-consultation-school-attendance-and-welfare-reform/
2 Dec 11: “There are other ways of thinking and talking
about indigenous education and development, but such
alternatives are closed off, suppressed and silenced. They
mainly come from white and black practitioners at the
education coalface, Aboriginal activists, civil society and
those parts of the academy that are not subject to state
capture. Take, for example, the very different
interpretation and counter-narrative of what happened at
consultations reported in Cuts to Welfare Payments for
School Non-Attendance: Requested or Imposed?, a must read,
available on the Concerned Australians website.” Jon Altman,
a research professor in anthropology at The Australian
National University and a “concerned Australian”

See:

Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance:
Requested or Imposed?
Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna, ‘concerned Australians’
October 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Welfare-Cuts-Requested-or-Imposed.pdf

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

* 2SER’S RAZORS EDGE: LABOR LOOKING LOST ON POVERTY:

– Audio

2SER’s Razors Edge: Labor looking lost on Poverty
http://2ser.podomatic.com/entry/index/2011-12-02T21_39_45-08_00
2 Dec 11: “A key policy in Labors plan to reform welfare
payments and jobs – Income Management – will be trialed
across 5 regions in the nation including Bankstown starting
in July next year. An extension of the Howard governments’
intervention in the Northern Territory, the policy has been
labeled as racist, humiliating and prejudiced against the
poor. As the ALP meets for its annual conference, social
policy expert EVA COX has bitterly attacked the party for
failing to seriously attack poverty.”
[Includes comments by Eva Cox and Paddy Gibson.]

* EVA COX: STRONGER FUTURES DEMANDS ARE UN-AUSTRALIAN:

– Analysis / Opinion

Crikey: Cox: Stronger Futures demands are un-Australian
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/12/02/cox-stronger-futures-demands-are-un-australian/
2 Dec 11: “How un-Australian is it for the federal
government to invite submissions and input from an affected
population and then expect them to spend Christmas doing
the submission? Imagine a hot Northern Territory Christmas
dinner in one of the smaller communities targeted under the
Stronger Futures legislation currently before the
parliament. Apart from the difficulties of managing the
Christmas shopping with the BasicsCard, … ”

Submissions about Stronger Futures due 12 Jan 2012:

Parliament of Australia – Senate:
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011
and two related bills:
Information about the Inquiry
http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/info.htm
“Submissions should be received by 12 January 2012. …
The Committee is seeking written submissions from
interested individuals and organisations”

* MANUWANGKU, UNDER THE NUCLEAR CLOUD EXHIBITION:
SUPPORT NEEDED!

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
Manuwangku,Under the Nuclear Cloud exhibition: support needed!
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/2011/11/16/manuwangkuunder-the-nuclear-cloud-exhibition-support-needed/
16 Nov 11: “Beyond Nuclear Initiative is collaborating with
photographer Jagath Dheerasekara and Muckaty Traditional
Owners on a photographic exhibition titled “Manuwangku,
Under the Nuclear Cloud”. The exhibition presents the
country and community in the Northern Territory targeted to
host a national radioactive waste dump. … As this is a
grass-roots initiative, for the project to be successful we
need to raise at least $5000 for completion of photo
framing, production of the exhibition catalogue and travel
for Traditional Owners to attend the opening in Sydney on
January 17.”

See:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia’s nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo

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

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

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

* WHAT’S WORKING: VALERY’S BUS:

What’s Working: Valery’s Bus
http://www.whatsworking.com.au/whats-working/valerys-bus/
“The story of Valery’s bus is a tale of how an indigenous
community is working with others to solve the high cost of
transport. Valery Dhamarrandji lives in Nhulunbuy – a
remote community in eastern Arnhem Land. There are plenty
of taxis in that part of the world, but taxis don’t come
cheap. So Valery reckoned that it would be good idea to get
a bus. She approached the Indigenous Stock Exchange. …
It’s a service which helps indigenous people who have a
business project or a service to offer to connect with
investors and customers. The ISX began to publicise
Valery’s idea hoping that sponsers would come forward to
finance a bus. Sponsers did respond and a week ago Valery
began operating the Southern Cross Family Car Service.”

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– News

Crosslight: Elders continue fight against Intervention
http://crosslight.org.au/2011/12/03/elders-continue-fight-against-intervention/
3 Dec 11: “United First People’s men and women gathered in
Melbourne last month to speak out against the Federal
Government’s Stronger Futures document. The document was
produced by the Gillard Government and is an extension of
the largely discredited Northern Territory Intervention
undertaken by the Howard Government. The group, which
represents people within the prescribed areas in the
Northern Territory under the Intervention, said the report
created further anger and frustration.” Chip Henriss

– Analysis / Opinion

CDU Law and Business Online:
Polarised debate on the NT Intervention
http://cdulawonline.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/polarised-debate-on-the-nt-intervention/
5 Dec 11: “There’s a very noisy left-leaning opposition
group to the Gillard government’s modified version of the
NTER or Indigenous Intervention (which Minister Macklin has
variously renamed “Closing the Gap” or “Stronger Futures”).
No doubt they’re sincere in their opposition to current
policy, but their rhetorical style is shrill to say the
least.” kenparish

Australian: High cost puts good food out of reach
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/high-cost-puts-good-food-out-of-reach/story-e6frgd0x-1226212651812
3 Dec 11: “THE Gillard government last month introduced the
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill which,
among other things, continues the intervention. One of the
main measures strengthens the licensing requirements of
remote stores. Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin
has suggested this measure will increase availability of
fresh and healthy food in remote communities. Indeed, a
store may be disqualified from trading if it does not
“provide a satisfactory range of healthy and good quality
food, drink or grocery items”.” Alex Harper

Overland literary journal: A reply to CIS on the Intervention
http://overland.org.au/2011/12/a-reply-to-the-cis-on-the-intervention/
2 Dec 11: “At first I didn’t think it was worthwhile
responding to Sara Hudson’s response to me on the
Intervention. I thought it was pretty insubstantial, and
its ad hominem tone seemed to me suggestive that replying
would reduce the issues to one of personalities, rather
than the issues. However, I then decided that some comments
may help illuminate the issues to outside parties. So, let
us review the state of debate.” Michael Brull

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition:
http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

– Video

YouTube:
Muckaty Traditional Owners at ALP national conference 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppLQW_FHM1o
4 Dec 11: “Muckaty Traditional Owners Dianne Stokes and
Kylie Sambo travelled to Sydney for the ALP national
conference held December 2-4. They spoke at a fringe event
on December 3 organised by the Beyond Nuclear Initiative
titled “Hot Politics: Radioactive Waste Management in
Australia” and met with many delegates who pledged support
for their campaign. More info at
www.beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com ”

– Audio

ABC PM: Secret men’s business could threaten gas hub
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3384015.htm
5 Dec 11: “MARK COLVIN: An area marked for a massive gas
project in Western Australia has hit another potential
hurdle. An Indigenous man says it’s a sacred site for
secret men’s business. Traditional owners in the Kimberley
have reached agreement with Woodside and the state and
federal governments for a gas hub at James Price Point,
north of Broome. But Goolarabooloo man Joseph Roe says the
site was known for ceremonies associated with initiations
and secret business. Joseph Roe says he is prepared to
testify if necessary but only in a court of men. He spoke
to our reporter David Weber.”

– Analysis / Opinion

NT News Editorial: Wood’s state of confusion
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/12/06/276605_opinion.html
6 Dec 11: “POLITICIAN Gerry Wood may not know very much
about statehood. And he may know even less about economics.
But he seems to understand the politics of uranium mining
and nuclear energy very well. Mr Wood is right to dismiss
claims by doctors that trucking low-level nuclear waste to
the dump near Tennant Creek will be dangerous. The Alice
Springs medics are part of the Medical Association Against
War.”

– News

NT News: Doctors wrong on nuke waste, says Gerry
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/12/05/276461_ntnews.html
5 Dec 11: “AN INDEPENDENT politician has dismissed claims
by doctors that trucking low-level nuclear waste into the
NT is dangerous. Nelson MLA Gerry Wood said the Alice
Springs medics – part of the Medical Association Against
War – were scaremongering. He said their objection to
transporting waste to the dump at Muckaty, near Tennant
Creek, was “not about safety” but part of a campaign that
was “against all things nuclear”.”

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 18 EVENTS FROM 7 DECEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

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: 7 December 2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
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.”
Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

Event: 7 to 14 December 2011: Brisbane, 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.”
Palace Barracks Cinema, Brisbane
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Stop black deaths in custody forum
Speakers include:
Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice network
Daivd Shoebridge, Greens NSW MLC
Raul Bassi, union, Palestine and Aboriginal rights activist
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49634

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Opening and Awards presentation
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event: Fri 9, Mon 12 to Fri 16 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Exhibition
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event Cancelled: Alice Springs, NT
“International Human Rights Day
Celebrations planned for Mparntwe-Alice Springs
on 10th December have been cancelled due to
musicians/speakers and key people being busy
elsewhere.
IRAG is looking at the possibility of visiting a
bush community on that day to discuss the
2nd intervention laws and receive feedback
from the people to be affected by these laws.”
Details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
The Chauvel Cinema
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/2011/12/02/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/27331/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270070339699908

Event: 10 December 2011: Broome
Nowhere else but here celebration rally
“At Town Beach listen to updates from Community and
guest speakers, enjoy live music from some of the
best local musicians, watch short films from local
film-makers highlighting the best of the year, and
eat great food from a muticultural selection of food stalls.”
Save the Kimberley event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/12/02/upcoming-events/

Event: Wed 14 December 2011: Newcastle, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
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
Greater Union Cinemas
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 December 17 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Save The Kimberley warehouse party in Melbourne
“Save The Kimberley (melbourne) PRESENTS:
The 20 Ovens Warehouse will play host to
some of Melbourne’s favourite live acts”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/12/02/upcoming-events/
Poster: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/372801_103126279804401_514630056_n.jpg

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: 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 to Sun 29 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
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/
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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