120526 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 39 events from 26 May 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: 11 Feb 2012 to 26 May 2012: South Bank, Brisbane, 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: Fri 4 – Sun 27 May 2012: Rozelle, Sydney, NSW
Art Creation in Remote Aboriginal Communities
Official Opening: Fri 4 May 2012
Tali Gallery
“This is a group show consisting of photographs from
Aboriginal art communities throughout Australia. It
showcases the Inspiration, Dedication, Humour, Happiness,
Esteem and Pride associated with art creation in the
Australian desert and bush where this is often the only
source of employment for Aboriginal people.”
Art curators, Artists and Yolngu Media Graduates
from Remote Aboriginal Communities
Event details: http://headon.com.au/event/tali-gallery-work-art
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28566/
Article: [scroll down page] http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/picture-a-world-of-observation-and-invention-20120501-1xwx3.html

Event: 4 May – 8 July 2012: Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
Curated by Sandy Edwards
Head On Photo Festival
“”The photographs are excellent. They are a moving
portrayal of Aboriginal Australia that all Australians
aught to know about on an issue that wont go away.”
– John Pilger, Writer and Filmmaker, January 2012″
Event details: http://jagathdeerasekera.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/manuwangku-under-nuclear-cloud.html
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28595/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://sydneyartgalleriesandartcommunity.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/openings-and-the-arts-in-sydney-30042012-06052012/
Article: [scroll down page] http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/picture-a-world-of-observation-and-invention-20120501-1xwx3.html

Event: Sun 27 May – Sun 3 June 2012: various locations
National Reconciliation Week 2012
– Let’s talk recognition
“Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates
the rich culture and history of the First Australians.
It is the ideal time for everyone to join the reconciliation
conversation and to think about how we can help turn
around the disadvantage experienced by many
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/get-involved/national-reconciliation-week
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/get-involved/events/events-calendar
Melbourne and Victoria event details: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#may

Event: Sun 27 May 2012: Narrabeen, NSW
ASG Sorry Day 2012
Remembrance Walk
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater
Event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/SorryDay2012.pdf
Event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/Calendar.htm
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

Event: Mon 28 May 2012: Stawell, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by:
* Northern Grampians Shire Council
* Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative
* Grampians Community Health
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/28-may-2012-stawell-vic
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 29 May 2012: Sydney Uni, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
National Reconciliation Week
Followed by a guest speaker on ‘Reconciliation’
Open to all students at Sydney Uni & wider public
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-Syd-Uni-29-5-12.jpg
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 29 May 2012: Shepparton, Vic
Film screening – Barbakiueria
“Imagine what it would be like if black
settlers arrived to settle a continent
inhabited by white natives? In 1788, the
first white settlers arrived in Botany Bay
to begin the process of white colonisation
of Australia. But in Babakiueria, the roles
are reversed in a delightful and light-hearted
look at colonisation of a different kind.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: 9.30pm, 30 May 2012: Various locations
‘Our Generation’ to broadcast on NITV
“National Indigenous Television (NITV)
is available on the following channels,
depending on your location and setup: … ”
Event details: http://ourgeneration.org.au/news/our-generation-broadcast-nitv
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 30 May 2012: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
“There will also be a short video of
voices from Maningrida and time
afterwards for discussion.”
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/30-may-2012-fitzroy-vic
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 30 May 2012: St Arnaud, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by:
* Northern Grampians Shire Council
* Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative
* Grampians Community Health
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/30-may-2012-st-arnaud-vic
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 30 May 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Public Forum: ‘The Impact of Mental Impairment
Legislation for People with Cognitive Impairment:
The Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign’
“This forum will explore the human rights and
legal issues for people with a psychiatric disability
and cognitive impairment (intellectual disability /
acquired brain injury) who come before the courts
and are assessed as having a mental impairment
and then found unfit to plead. …
This practice is disproportionately affecting
Aboriginal people with psychiatric disabilities and
cognitive impairments.
It is the criminalisation of disability.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: Thu 31 May 2012: Sydney, NSW
I’m Not Racist, But
“To further stimulate conversations about racism in
Australia, the NSW Reconciliation Council has
pulled together a panel of diverse Australians
who all have something to say.
You can have your say too, … ”
Hosted by ABC’s Steve Cannane
Join:
* Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr. Helen Szoke,
* Fear of a Brown Planet’s Nazeem Hussain,
* UN Youth Ambassador, Benson Saulo and
* comedian Jennifer Wong
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/im-not-racist-but-1
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#may

Event: Thu 31 May 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Service to honour Indigenous Servicemen & Women
– Shrine of Remembrance
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: Thu 31 May 2012: Altona, Melbourne, Vic
Film screening of Murandak – Songs of Freedom
“an amazing documentary that journeys into
the heart of Aboriginal protest music”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: Fri 1 June 2012: Marrickville, Sydney, NSW
Lizard Rising Sydney Fundraiser
“Another wild night in preparation for the
Lizards Revenge global emergency
$10 entry toward the Rollen Blockade of
BHP Billitons Olympic Dam expansion”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/lizard-rising-sydney-fundraiser
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

Event: Fri 1 to Sun 3 June 2012: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
“Memories – contact with white people”
Exhibition, talks, films and workshops at Burrinja
Burrinja community cultural centre
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/memories-contact-with-white-people-exhibition-talks-films-and-workshops-at-burrinja
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.burrinja.org.au/index.php/burrinja-whats-on/whatson

Event: 4 May – 24 June 2012: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
Memories – Contact with White People Exhibition
Burrinja community cultural centre
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week
“Based on Patsy Lulpanda’s canvas painting with the same
title comes an exhibition of artworks from the Burrinja
Collection that explores the theme of contact with white
colonisers from the Aboriginal perspective.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/memories-contact-with-white-people-exhibition-talks-films-and-workshops-at-burrinja
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.burrinja.org.au/index.php/burrinja-whats-on/whatson

Event: Fri 1 June 2012: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Film Night:
Too Many Captain Cooks (1989)
Beneath Clouds (2001)
Babakiueria (1986)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2001)
Burrinja community cultural centre
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week
Event details: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/memories-contact-with-white-people-exhibition-talks-films-and-workshops-at-burrinja
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.burrinja.org.au/index.php/burrinja-whats-on/whatson

Event: Sat 2nd June 2012: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
In Words: Eileen Harrison and Carolyn Landon
Burrinja community cultural centre
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week
“Aunty Eileen describes herself as a survivor of a failed
political push to assimilate Victorian aborigines into the
wider community by forcing them off the mission at Lake
Tyers, and she talks about her life from a cultural,
personal, emotional and political perspective.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/memories-contact-with-white-people-exhibition-talks-films-and-workshops-at-burrinja
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.burrinja.org.au/index.php/burrinja-whats-on/whatson
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: Sun 3rd June 2012: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
In Conversation: Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage
Burrinja community cultural centre
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week
“Gippsland resident and author of Convincing Ground,
Bruce Pascoe will present his recent book Dark Emu,
an examination of the Aboriginal economy as seen by the
“Explorers”.
Bruce Pascoe will be in conversation with Bill Gammage,
who recently published The Biggest Estate on Earth
– How Aborigines made Australia, … ”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/memories-contact-with-white-people-exhibition-talks-films-and-workshops-at-burrinja
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.burrinja.org.au/index.php/burrinja-whats-on/whatson
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: 2 to 3 June 2012: Townsville, Qld
Townsville Reconciliation Festival
Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Mabo high Court Decision
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/get-involved/events/events-calendar?event_id=461

Event: Sun 3rd June 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Mabo Decision 20 Years on:
Hopes and Aspirations for Victorian Traditional Land Owners
Panellists include:
* Adam McLean – Barrister;
* Gary Murray – Traditional Owner and Activist;
* Margaret Gardiner – Traditional Owner and Wurundjeri Elder
* Matthew Storey – CEO Native Title Services Victoria.
“Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the land mark
Mabo High Court decision, …
Issues to be discussed include:
* Native Title claims,
* burden of proof issue,
* diversity of groups and local disagreements,
* lateral violence,
* length of time involved to progress Native Title claims and
* the role of the Victorian Traditional Owners Settlement Act.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: Sun 3 June 2012: Lakemba, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Film Screening
Discussion With Dr. Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Greek Orthodox Community of NSW
Language: English with Greek translation
Event details: http://au.greekreporter.com/2012/05/21/our-generation-film-discussion-with-dr-jeff-mcmullen-in-lakemba/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sun 3 June 2012: Doncaster, Melbourne, Vic
Reconciliation Week Film Night:
“Why Me?” (G) – Doncaster Playhouse
“Why Me?” shares the stories of five children
of the Stolen Generation, told using powerful
period re-enactments.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php

Event: 3 June 2012: Sydney, NSW
20th Anniversary of Mabo
Service for National Reconciliation Week
” … to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of
the Mabo High Court Decision recognising
Native Title by Koiki Mabo in 1992″
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/20th-anniversary-of-mabo

Event: 10 June 2012: Myall Creek, west of Inverell, northern NSW
Myall Creek Memorial 2012
“The annual memorial commemoration ceremony is
for those who died in the Myall Creek massacre, … ”
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/myall-creek-memorial-2012

Event: Wed 13 June 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Lizards Revenge – Info Night (Melbourne)
“Come along to have your questions answered &
find out more about the Lizards revenge DIY
music, arts blockade/festival in South Australia
14-18 July. Find out more about Transport,
logistics, actions & legals. We will have speakers
spoken word performances & a short film.”
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/370448663002867/
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

Event: 14 June 2012: Victoria Uni, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
Welcome to Country & film Introduction by Matt Bell
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/14-june-2012-melbourne-vic
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 15 June 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Annual Human Rights Dinner
* Keynote speaker: Les Malezer,
Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and
Chairperson, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research
Action
* Invitation from:
Human Rights Law Centre and the
Public Interest Law Clearing House
“Les is from the Butchulla/Gubbi Gubbi peoples in southeast
Queensland. He is recognised internationally for his
leading role in the development of the UN Declaration on the
Rights of Indigenous Peoples. … ”
Event details: http://www.hrlc.org.au/content/events/upcoming-events/annual-human-rights-dinner-2012/

Wed 27 June 2012: West Perth, WA
The Indigenous culture and heritage of WA’s
SouthWest forests – how do we protect it?
“Hear from Aboriginal spokespeople and Traditional
Owners about the cultural heritage values of forests,
including the plant and animal species that depend
on them.”
“Hear from the Department of Environment and Conservation
about how they are planning to protect cultural values.”
“Have your say about how cultural values should be
protected in our SouthWest forests.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-indigenous-culture-and-heritage-of-wa%E2%80%99s-southwest-forests-how-do-we-protect-it

Event: Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: Bendigo & Roxby Downs
Road Trip for Change
– Step Out(back) and Learn from Country
“In July the South Australian Student Environment Network
will be running a series of epic road trips that will take you
on a journey of learning from Adelaide to Australia’s
biggest grass roots Environment Conference:
Students of Sustainability (SoS), then via the great
SA outback to Roxby Downs for the
Lizards Revenge Music/Art festival.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://www.roadtripforchange.org/
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

Event: Mon 9 July 2012: Mona Vale, NSW
A Panel Discussion:
Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Will We Get it Right?
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/SorryDay2012.pdf

Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012: Olympic Dam, SA
The Lizard’s Revenge:
Olympic Dam expansion music/art/festival/protest
“Sleeping underneath the ground there is an old lizard,
Kalta the sleepy lizard. The lizard ain’t so sleepy anymore.
BHP is mining right into that Lizards body. The government
has just approved an expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium
mine, making it the biggest uranium mine in the world.
Kalta is angry and wants revenge.
Arabana elder Kevin Buzzacot is calling the people of the
world to help the lizard shut down the mine. He is calling
for people to come and heal the land in the name of peace
and justice for the next 10,000 generations to come.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-lizards-revenge-olympic-dam-expansion-musicartfestivalprotest
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
Sydney Event: Fri 1 June 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/lizard-rising-sydney-fundraiser
Melbourne Event: Wed 13 June 2012: http://www.facebook.com/events/370448663002867/
Road Trip for Change Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country

Event: 14 July 2012: Manly, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
As part of Guringai Festival
Q&A with co-director/producer Damien Curtis
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/14-july-2012-manly-sydney-nsw
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 11 August 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Winter Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death in Custody
Remember all who have died in custody
Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-custody-2012-winter-action

Event: 20 August to 14 September 2012: Yeelirrie-Leonora, WA
Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country
A one month walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora
” … is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to
the strength of the community who have fought to stop
uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a
chance to come together to continue share our commitment to
a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to
reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of
walking for country.”
“This walk will be lead by the Walkatjurra Rangers,
in partnership with Footprints for Peace,
Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA),
the Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA)
and the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA).”
Event details: http://walkingforcountry.com/
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Event details: http://nffcampaign2011.footprintsforpeace.net/?p=69

Event: 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death in Custody
Remember all who have died in custody
Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

Event: 5-7 December 2012: Gold Coast, Qld
2012 National Indigenous Health Conference
Many Pathways, One Outcome
” … is designed to bring together both government
and non-government agencies who are working
in the field of Indigenous health with the belief
that working together can close the gap between
the state of Indigenous Health as compared to
the health of mainstream Australians.”
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/

– ‘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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