120821 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 10 events from 21 August 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 10 events from 21 August 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

Fri 10 – Sun 26 August 2012: Darwin, NT
Official Opening Fri 10 Aug
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.
Presented by the Environment Centre NT
in association with Darwin Festival
“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.darwinfestival.org.au/2012-program/manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29216/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51721

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: Wed 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 plus extra info: http://indymedia.org.au/building-bridges-2012-aunty-daphne-sue-gillett-back-to-the-future-22-aug-12
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/29523/
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf
Background info on Aunty Daphne & Sue Gillett: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/BB-22-8-12-Aunty-Daphne-Sue.pdf

Event: Sat 25 August 2012: Milsons Point, Sydney, NSW
Walk As One forum
Organised by Caritas Australia
“Indigenous communities are over-represented
among the world’s poorest and most marginalised.
How can we walk in solidarity with Indigenous
Peoples to challenge this injustice?”
About Walk As One: http://www.caritas.org.au/act/walk-as-one-indigenous-peoples-campaign
Event details: http://www.caritas.org.au/act/events/event-detail?eventCode=WAO
Event details: http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7463-indigenous-peoples-issues-awareness-campaign-to-be-launched-

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
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/29523/
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 13 September 2012: various locations internationally
Fifth anniversary of the
United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Event details: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/DeclarationontheRightsofIndigenousPeoples.aspx

Event: Tue 23 October 2012: Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Homelands and Homelessness
– Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Organised by Amnesty International
“The panel will address concerns about the
105,000 homeless people currently struggling
to survive in Australia. It will also discuss the
human rights problems experienced by
indigenous persons living in remote Homelands.”
Speakers will include:
* Sarah Marland;
* John Dowd AO;
* The honourable Linda Burney MP.
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/29438/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Organised by:
Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Photos of 27th July Sydney Rally: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51682
Video of 11th August Melbourne Rally: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51877

Event: 10 December 2012: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day

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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