120714 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 24 events from 14 July 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 24 events from 14 July 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

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/
Road Trip for Change Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country
Invitation from uncle Kevin Buzzacott: http://bhpbillitonwatch.net/2012/06/16/invitation-to-the-lizards-revenge/

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/

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.respectandlisten.org/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/14-july-2012-manly-sydney-nsw
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28814/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 1 – 31 July 2012: South Australia, SA
Solidarity for Homelands
“Nearly one-third of Indigenous people in the
Northern Territory live on homelands.
Research shows that with proper services,
people can be happier, healthier and live longer …
on their homelands. … Through visiting action groups
across South Australia during July you will be
sending a message of solidarity to communities
living on Homelands.”
Amnesty International SA-NT Action Centre
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29050/

Event: Tue 3 [to 15] July 2012: Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW
Homelands Photo Exhibition
– Join us for the opening
This exhibition closes on July 15
“The exhibition captures a cross section of
everyday life – the beauty and terrain of the
Alyawarr and the Anmatyerr communities of
Utopia in the Northern Territory.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28763/

Event: 5 to 28 July 2012: Various locations: NSW, Qld, ACT, Vic
Whitehouse Announce Australian Tour 2012
“While the Federal Government urges Australians
to get behind what is essentially an extension of
the Intervention into the Northern Territory for the
next ten years under a new title ‘Stronger Futures’,
a funk/hip hop crew – ironically called Whitehouse –
are urging their listeners to oppose what they
view as more of the same government oppression
on Australia’s first peoples.”
Event details: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/tournews/173328/whitehouse-announce-australian-tour-2012.htm

Event: Mon 16 July 2012: Brisbane City, Qld
Black History Month Forum on Sovereignty in the 21st Century
Join Tiga Bayles, Ms Mary Graham,
Mr Sam Watson, Mr Les Malezer.
Invitation from ANTaR Qld
Event details: http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/175

Event: Tue 17 July 2012: The Gap, Qld
An evening with Dr Chris Sarra
“[Dr Chris Sarra] now heads the Stronger
Smarter Institute, which is transforming Indigenous
education with positive messages of high
expectations, quality relationships and community
engagement in schools. …
Tracey Foley, Community Organiser for Amnesty
International will also speak briefly about the
homelands campaign and what you can do to
help support Aboriginal Peoples’ rights to their
traditional homelands in the Northern Territory.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/29122/

Event: 19 July 2012: Hobart, Tasmania
Our Generation film screening
With special guest speakers:
Nala Mansell-McKenna from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
and (via skype) Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/19-july-2012-hobart-tasmania-0
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 20 July 2012: The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Talks on The Rocks:
Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on
* July 20 – Larissa Berhendt, Director of Research
at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS
“To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tent Embassy,
The Rocks Discovery Museum has invited four
Aboriginal women to reflect on the significance
of the Embassy in their own and their family’s
lives for Talks on The Rocks in July.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://spraci.info/areaevents.php?parea=x0aus

Event: Fri 27 July 2012: The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Talks on The Rocks:
Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on
* July 27 – Gabi Widders, an Anaiwan and Gumbangier woman
“To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tent Embassy,
The Rocks Discovery Museum has invited four
Aboriginal women to reflect on the significance
of the Embassy in their own and their family’s
lives for Talks on The Rocks in July.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://spraci.info/areaevents.php?parea=x0aus

Event: 28 and 29 July 2012: Moree, NSW
Next meeting:
National Unity Government of the Sovereign Union
Details to be posted on Sovereign Union website: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/

Event: 1 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Aboriginal Housing: Needs, Rights & Practicals
Presenter: Paul Pholeros
Where to for Reconciliation?
Presenter: Ray Jackson
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 8 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Stronger Futures?
Presenter: Graeme Mundine
Pathways to Education for Indigenous People
Presenter: Peter Radoll
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Fri 10 August – Sun 26 August 2012: Darwin, NT
Official Opening Fri 10 Aug 6.30pm
Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographer Jagath Dheerasekara, human rights defender
This traveling exhibition is a collaborative project with
* the Manuwangku (Muckaty) Traditional Owners,
* the Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) and
* Amnesty International.
“It is a testimony to the resilience of the community
and captures the determination of people bound
together through a common struggle to keep their
traditional land free from nuclear waste.
Muckaty, called by its Traditional Owners as Manuwangku,
situated 120 km North from Tennant Creek is a
country in the Northern Territory targeted for the
building of a federal radioactive waste storage facility.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29216/

Event: Sat 11 August 2012: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Aboriginal Passport Ceremony
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51566

Event: Sat 11 August 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Winter Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death 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: Wed 15 August 2012: Darwin, NT
NT Waste Dump – Discussion
“A discussion will be held concerning the
proposed federal radioactive waste dump
proposed for Muckaty.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29218/

Event: 15 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Constitutional Recognition of ATSI People
Presenter: Sarah Maddison
Campaign for Referendum
Presenter: Aunty Sandra Lee
Legal and Strategic Considerations
Presenter: Terry Chenery
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

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: 22 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
NT Intervention & Income Management
Presenters: Aunty Daphne & Sue Gillett
Koori Radio: Indig. Voices for Info & Culture
Presenter: Lily Shearer
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 29 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Opening Doors to Policy Participation
Presenter: Carol Barton
What Works & Doesn’t in Urban Communities
Presenter: Shirley Blacklaws
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death 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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