15/12/2011 Euahlayi tribal leader Michael Anderson addresses Occupy crowd in London

Contents:
* Michael Anderson addresses Occupy crowd in London
* Gerry Georgatos:
Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Canberra, January 26 2012
* Recordings from the Forum:
Hot Politics – Radioactive Waste Management in Australia
* National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples:
Leaders meet in Canberra
* ANTaR: Act now to ensure a free and equal future for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
* Greens Penny Wright: Native Title Wins Few and Far Between
* Mandingalbay Yidinji Country:
“Indigenous Protected Area” agreement
* Susan Allan: Labor to extend NT “intervention” for a decade
* Greens Rachel Siewert: Another Intervention Is Not The Answer
* Emma Murphy: Darwin launch of “Walk With Us”
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* What’s Working: Our Generation film
* Other articles
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia

* MICHAEL ANDERSON ADDRESSES OCCUPY CROWD IN LONDON:

– Audio Speech

Michael Anderson Occupy London Speech
Treaty Republic: [scroll down page] http://treatyrepublic.net/node/911
December 2011

– Media Release

The Defining phase in our struggle: Michael Anderson
Treaty Republic: http://treatyrepublic.net/node/911
Indymedia Australia: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/13/the-defining-phase-in-our-struggle
Indigenous Peoples: http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13243:australia-the-defining-phase-in-our-struggle&catid=24&Itemid=57
13 Dec 11: “We said it aloud all the time “Sovereignty
Never Ceded” and now we can reveal that our sovereignty is
real, both as a matter of fact and law. The challenge that
is now before us as Peoples is how to put it all into
practice.
To assert our sovereignty as a right recognised in English
law is the political and legal confrontation that we will
now face with the Australian governments and territories.
It must also be understood and acknowledged by us that what
has emerged in the last two hundred plus years is the
Australian State, successor in title from colonial Britain,
which will now defend and use their numbers to suppress our
continuing sovereign title and dominion. But our Peoples
have never acquiesced and our resistance continues. It is
this committed and determined resistance that will see us
overcome our disadvantages.”

See:

WGAR News: Herald Sun:
Aboriginal leader takes fight to Europe (7 Dec 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/07/wgar-news-djiniyini-gondarra-message-to-alp-conference-analysis-by-hilary-tyler-and-paddy

Michael Anderson:
Aboriginal sovereignty confirmation expected soon (11 Dec 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/11/wgar-news-abc-video-kimberley-gas-hub-opponents-claim-legal-victory

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. Click on above Summit
link to read several of Michael’s previous media releases.]

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Sovereign status will be confirmed: Anderson
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/6724-sovereign-status-will-be-confirmed-anderson
13 Dec 11: “Euahlayi man Michael Anderson says he will have
confirmed Indigenous sovereign status within Australia in
the next few days as his fact-finding mission in Europe
continues. … In a Human Rights Day address to Occupy
London Stock Exchange protesters, Mr Anderson said he now
believes Australia’s claim to Indigenous land, water and
natural wealth is “on shaky ground.””

* GERRY GEORGATOS:
ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY – CANBERRA, JANUARY 26 2012:

– Analysis

Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Canberra, January 26 2012
– “We will not leave till justice, at long last, is done”
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2011/12/11/aboriginal-tent-embassy-%E2%80%93-canberra-january-26-2012-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%9Cwe-will-not-leave-till-justice-at-l
11 Dec 11: “*Thousands to camp at Aboriginal Tent Embassy
* Thousands to stay till racism and discrimination are
eliminated
* The Intervention must end immediately
* The full suite of funding and services to all Aboriginal
communities must be met
* The intentions of Native Title to be upheld, and more”

– Upcoming events

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 (incl. Agenda, Poster, Audio and Video):
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-january-2012
http://treatyrepublic.net/node/906
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
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/

Event: 24 to 25 January 2012: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Congress Peoples’ Forum:
Sovereignty and Self Determination: The Political Contract
Celebrating 40th anniversary Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Hosted by National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
Event details: [scroll down page] http://nationalcongress.com.au/welcome/

* RECORDINGS FROM THE FORUM:
HOT POLITICS – RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA:

7pm – Saturday, 3 December 2011
Hot Politics – Radioactive Waste Management in Australia
Forum and Photo Exhibition
[scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/past-events/3-dec-2011-alp-conference
“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.”

Recordings from the event:
http://stoptheintervention.org/past-events/3-dec-2011-alp-conference#audio_radioactive
* Jeff McMullen, CEO (honorary) Foundation for Youth
* Matthew Gardiner, United Voice NT Secretary
* Dianne Stokes, Muckaty Traditional Owner
* George Newhouse, Human Rights lawyer
* Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation

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

* NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES:
LEADERS MEET IN CANBERRA:

– Media Release

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples:
Leaders meet in Canberra
http://nationalcongress.com.au/leaders-meet-in-canberra/
7 Dec 11: “The National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples confirmed to the Prime Minister today that the
Congress would provide strong and practical advocacy for
its members.
The inaugural meeting of the Congress National Board and
Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra, reaffirmed
commitments to work to improve the lives of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

– News

Koori Mail: Congress meets PM
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php?page=Current+Edition
14 Dec 11: “THE National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples has held its first meeting with Prime Minister
Julia Gillard. The meeting was described as ‘a starting
point for a working relationship to produce results’ but
current issues were off the agenda. The PM has agreed to
meet with Congress representatives every year. Co-chair Les
Malezer says the Congress will be very disappointed if the
Parliament shrugs off what it has to say, including on such
issues as the NT Intervention.”

– Upcoming event

Event: 24 to 25 January 2012: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Congress Peoples’ Forum:
Sovereignty and Self Determination: The Political Contract
Celebrating 40th anniversary Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Hosted by National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
Event details: [scroll down page] http://nationalcongress.com.au/welcome/

* ANTaR:
ACT NOW TO ENSURE A FREE AND EQUAL FUTURE FOR
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER YOUNG PEOPLE:

– Action

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
Locked up and locked out:
Act now to ensure a free and equal future for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
http://takeaction.antar.org.au/letters/campaign/14/act-now-to-spare-the-next-generation-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-from-a-life-behind-bars
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise only
2.5 per cent of the Australian population, but make up 26
per cent of the total prison population and are imprisoned
at a rate 14 times higher than non-Indigenous people. Help
us address this inequality – lobby your politicians now to
develop justice targets to reduce the imprisonment rates of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people! The
government needs to know that thousands of Australians,
including you, believe Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people deserve better.”
[Click on the above link to write letters to politicians
online.]

* GREENS PENNY WRIGHT: NATIVE TITLE WINS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN:

– Media Release

Greens Penny Wright: Native Title Wins Few and Far Between
http://penny-wright.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/native-title-wins-few-and-far-between
14 Dec 11: “The resolution of a major native title claim
originally lodged 18 years ago shows that native title
reform is urgently needed in Australia, Greens spokesperson
for Native Title, Senator Penny Wright, said.
The Kalkadoon people of the Mt Isa region won recognition
of their native title rights over almost 40,000 square
kilometres of land in the Federal Court on Monday.
“I commend the Kalkadoon people for their perseverance in
this case, which again shows that there are too many
obstacles when it comes to native title claims,” Senator
Wright said.
“The current system is failing – it is too complex, too
expensive and does not deliver on its promise to secure
adequate social and economic advancement for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Island people. And sadly, many
traditional owners pass away before their claims can be
finalised.””

See:

Greens urge Parliament to back Native Title reform bill
http://greens.org.au/content/greens-urge-parliament-back-native-title-reform-bill-0
10 Nov 11: “The Australian Greens remain in ‘no doubt’
about the importance of native title reforms following a
Senate Inquiry into the Native Title Amendment (Reform)
Bill 2011.
“The existing native title system is not living up to its
intended purpose and our bill seeks to rectify that,”
Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues said today.
“The Bill addresses the serious and unnecessary barriers
faced by traditional owners in making native title claims.
It makes moderate reforms that have been well canvassed,
both over the last few years and during this inquiry
process.
“Evidence to the inquiry suggests that if the intentions of
the bill were implemented, a greater degree of fairness
would be introduced into the native title system.” [said
Senator Siewert]”

* MANDINGALBAY YIDINJI COUNTRY
“INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AREA” AGREEMENT:

– Audio

3CR Community Radio 855 AM: Podcasts
[scroll down page] http://www.3cr.org.au/podcast
Earth Matters – 12 Dec 2011
[download the program] http://pod.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2011-12-11-87579.mp3
12 Dec 11: “In Mandingalbay Yidinji Country, an “Indigenous
Protected Area” agreement has been signed in existing World
Heritage areas for the first time in Australia since the
European Invasion.”

* SUSAN ALLAN:
AUSTRALIA: LABOR TO EXTEND NT “INTERVENTION” FOR A DECADE:

– Analysis / Opinion

World Socialist Web Site:
Australia: Labor to extend NT “intervention” for a decade
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/dec2011/inte-d12.shtml
12 Dec 11: “The Labor government of Prime Minister Julia
Gillard is intensifying its social austerity cutbacks with
a raft of proposed new laws that continue the Northern
Territory (NT) “intervention” for another ten years and
expand its punitive measures to include all welfare
recipients, indigenous and non-indigenous alike,
Australia-wide. First enacted in 2007 by the Howard
Liberal-National government, the Northern Territory
National Emergency Response, or “intervention,” suspended
the Racial Discrimination Act in the Territory and imposed
a series of anti-democratic measures against Aboriginal
welfare recipients and their communities. … ” Susan Allan

See:

World Socialist Web Site:
The Aboriginal “intervention” in Australia: four years on
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/ntin-m30.shtml
30 May 11: “As the fourth anniversary of the Northern
Territory (NT) intervention approaches, calls are being
made for a new round of regressive measures against
Aboriginal people, including a “second intervention”. …
Nominally the intervention, which involved the use of
police and military, was directed at helping children and
alleviating social disaster in Aboriginal communities. The
expressions of humanitarian concern were, however, a
smokescreen for a socially retrograde agenda.” Susan Allan

World Socialist Web Site: Australia:
Labor’s “welfare quarantining” trials target unemployed
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jul2011/welf-j01.shtml
1 Jul 11: “In May, the Labor government of Prime Minister
Julia Gillard announced a series of punitive measures
targeting the unemployed as part of its federal budget.
Alongside more onerous workforce “participation
requirements” for welfare recipients, trials are to
commence next year of compulsory income management, or
“welfare quarantining.” These measures will make life
increasingly unbearable for welfare recipients and force
them to accept whatever work is available, no matter how
insecure, temporary or low-paid.” Will Morrow

* GREENS RACHEL SIEWERT:
ANOTHER INTERVENTION IS NOT THE ANSWER:

– Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Another Intervention Is Not The Answer
http://newmatilda.com/2011/12/14/another-intervention-isnt-answer
14 Dec 11: “The Government is talking up the same old
policies to tackle Indigenous disadvantage but its own
evaluations show they’re not working. It’s time to listen
closer to communities, writes Greens Senator Rachel
Siewert. As it introduces new Intervention measures in the
Northern Territory, the Government is keen to talk about
the effectiveness of existing policies in tackling
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. Reports
with glossy pages and matching colour schemes cannot hide
the reality that the programs they discuss are both costly
and ineffective … ” Greens Senator Rachel Siewert

* EMMA MURPHY: DARWIN LAUNCH OF “WALK WITH US”

– Reportback

Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition:
Darwin launch of “Walk With Us”
http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/darwin-launch-of-walk-with-us/
14 Dec 11: “Ninety people gathered on Larrakia land in
Darwin on November 18 to launch the new concerned
Australians book, Walk With Us. A moving welcome to country
by June Mills was followed by speeches from Bagot resident
Joy White, Yolngu educator Yalmay Yunupingu, journalist
Jeff McMullen, Alana Eldridge from Larrakia Nation and
young Aboriginal man Matthew Heffernan. … Yunupingu said:
“Now the federal government is telling us we can’t have
welfare payments to feed our children unless they go to
school … This is totally disrespectful towards us. … “”
Emma Murphy, Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition

– Past Event

Event: Fri 18 November 2011: Nightcliff, Darwin, NT
Darwin book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
“Aboriginal Elders Call Out to Australian People to Walk
with them in their Quest for Justice. A sequel to the
highly regarded ‘This Is What We Said’ (February 2010)
‘Walk with Us’ (August 2011) provides a very important
update of the current thinking about the Intervention. … ”
Organised by Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/events/
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/

See:

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

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– Reportback of past event

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Public Meeting Monday 14th November 2011
Misinformation and the Media
Guest Speaker: Chris Graham, Managing Editor of Tracker
a publication produced by the NSWALC
[scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2012.pdf
Summer 2012 – page 3: “Using government reports and data
from the 2007 and 2010 federal elections, Chris exposes the
lies that not only feed the NT Intervention, but allow the
largest human rights violation of our generation to
continue. Chris said the Northern Territory intervention
has harmed Aboriginal people; it’s caused starvation; it’s
seen a dramatic rise in reports of self-harm incidents;
it’s driven children away from school; it’s wasted hundreds
of millions of taxpayer dollars. In short, it’s been a
disaster for the nation’s most disadvantaged citizens; the
people who could least afford it.”

See:

Indymedia Australia: The ABC lie that built the Intervention
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2011/12/09/the-abc-lie-that-built-the-intervention
9 Dec 11: “On 21 June 2006 the ABC broadcast a Lateline
report titled “Sexual slavery reported in Indigenous
community”. … Chris Graham, founding and former editor of
the National Indigenous Times, reveals this Lateline report
was based largely on fiction. He gave a presentation on 6
July 2010 to a conference “Defend Aboriginal Rights” in
Alice Springs. Due to its importance the speech was
repeated two days later at the same conference. An updated
version of the presentation was given on 3 September 2010
in Sydney.”

– Analysis / Opinion

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Impressions of the impact of the Intervention in one
Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory
[scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2012.pdf
Summer 2012 – page 12: “Although there may be people in
some communities who have welcomed some elements of the
Intervention, it needs to be tailored to the requirements
of individual communities so that it doesn’t have perverse
consequences. Communities need to be consulted about what
their needs are and offered the chance to manage whatever
elements of the response they believe are warranted in their
circumstances. In the community we visit, the effects appear
to have all been negative. The people have given up trying
to manage their own community, their own families, their own
affairs and their own lives, because no matter what works
for them, the government will always come along and push
them around.” Bob White, Hornsby Area Residents for
Reconciliation

– Media Release

Greens: Rachel Siewert:
New intervention measures are based on the wrong approach
http://greensmps.org.au/blog/new-intervention-measures-are-based-wrong-approach
14 Dec 11: “As it introduces new intervention measures in
the Northern Territory, the Government is keen to talk
about the effectiveness of existing policies in tackling
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. Reports
with glossy pages and matching colour schemes cannot hide
the reality that the programs they discuss are costly,
ineffective and are not based on sound evidence. Contrary
to selectively published statistics, the collective
measures of the intervention are not delivering better
overall outcomes for Aboriginal people living in the
Northern Territory.”

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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

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/

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/

* WHAT’S WORKING: OUR GENERATION FILM

– Video

What’s Working: Our Generation
http://www.whatsworking.com.au/what-now/our-generation/
“Trailer. “Our Generation is a very fine piece of work.
It’s truthful, eloquent and, above all, it explains very
clearly to first-timers and the many who need reminding why
the indigenous people of Australia are once again being
defrauded of their human and political rights in a country
calling itself a democracy.” John Pilger”

– News

Stop the Intervention:
NEW Updated VERSION of Our Generation is out!!!!
http://stoptheintervention.org/#OurGen
“Please note special new version of Our Generation.
This is an updated version of the film with James Bradley,
editor of First Australians. The story has been brought up
to date to include Julia Gillard’s position and follows on
from the recent visit by the UN High Commissioner for Human
Rights, Navi Pillay.”

– Upcoming ‘Our Generation’ film screenings

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: Sun 18 December 2011: Newport, 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: 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

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio interviews

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Michael Woodley
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
14 Dec 11: “Tiga Bayles is joined by Michael Woodley, chief
executive officer of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal
Corporation, with an update on their dispute with FMG and
the Solomon Hub project on their country.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/michael-woodley-5/

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Paul and Arthur Ah Wang
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
7 Dec 11: “Tiga Bayles speaks to 76 year old twins –
Paul and Arthur Ah Wang – who are seeking justice for their
stolen wages.  In their teens the twins worked on a
pearling lugger off the north Queensland coast and like
many Aboriginal and Strait Islander workers, their wages
were subject to government control.  For his years of work
and labour, Paul received $3000 from the Beattie
government’s $55.4 million dollar reparations package.
Despite working alongside his brother, Arthur received no
compensation because he did not have sufficient documentary
evidence for his application.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/paul-and-arthur-ah-wang/

– Audio talkback

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk talkback
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
8 Dec 11: “Following on from yesterday’s interview with the
Ah Wang twins seeking justice for their wage case, Tiga
Bayles opens the lines for talkback and replays Keating’s
historic Redfern speech.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/lets-talk-talkback/

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 14 EVENTS FROM 15 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: 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: 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 17 December 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: 17, 18 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: Sun 18 December 2011: Newport, 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: 19, 20, 21 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: 12 Jan 2012: Australia wide
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”

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: 24 to 25 January 2012: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Congress Peoples’ Forum:
Sovereignty and Self Determination: The Political Contract
Celebrating 40th anniversary Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Hosted by National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
Event details: [scroll down page] http://nationalcongress.com.au/welcome/

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 (incl. Agenda, Poster, Audio and Video):
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-january-2012
http://treatyrepublic.net/node/906
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
“We will not leave till justice, at long last, is done”:
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2011/12/11/aboriginal-tent-embassy-%E2%80%93-canberra-january-26-2012-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%9Cwe-will-not-leave-till-justice-at-l
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/

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

Event: 17 Feb 2012: International
Submissions on role of languages and culture due 17 Feb 2012
United Nations Human Rights:
Study on languages and cultures
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/StudyLanguages.aspx
“Call for submissions from indigenous peoples and their
organisations
The Expert Mechanism is calling for submissions on the role
of languages and culture in the protection and promotion of
the rights and identity of indigenous peoples, its current
mandated study in accordance with Human Rights Council
resolution 18/8 …
Submissions will need to be submitted by 17 February 2012”

– ‘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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