120916 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 16 events from 16 September 2012

Event: Tue 18 September 2012: Byron Bay, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Nigel Stewart, Bundjalung member will be doing
a welcome & didgeridoo performance
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/tue-18-sept-byron-bay-nsw
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 20 September 2012: Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW
A Special Community Forum on:
The approaching National Referendum for
‘Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s First Peoples’
Speakers’ Panel followed by Q&A
MC: Michelle Lovegrove, Ngarrindjeri Nation
Executive Producer SBS Radio ‘Living Black’
Presented by:
Lane Cove Residents for Reconciliation
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/lcrr-constitutional-forum

Event: 25-27 September 2012: Alice Springs, NT
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples:
Public Events at NC 12 Alice Springs 25-27 September
“Members, friends and curious locals are very
welcome to come and meet Delegates, Board
and staff and hear more about what we stand
for and the work we do at two public events.”
Event details: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/
Event details: http://nationalcongress.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/NationalCongress2012PUBLICEVENTS.jpg
Congress website: http://nationalcongress.com.au/

Event: Fri 28 September 2012: Fremantle, Perth, WA
John Pat memorial day against all deaths in custody
“Deaths In Custody Watch Committee of Western
Australia invites you to the Ceremony of
Remembrance for all who have died in police
& prison custody including those have died in
police pursuits.”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52234

Event: Fri 5 – Sat 6 October 2012: Fremantle & Perth, WA
Seventh Annual National Indigenous Legal Conference
Pathways to Tomorrow:
Innovations and Intersections in Law, Land and Justice
Held at the University of Notre Dame
and the University of Western Australia
“This year’s conference addresses two key themes,
New Approaches to Justice, and
Cultural and Natural Resources Management.”
Speakers include:
* the Hon Fred Chaney AO,
* Dennis Eggington,
* Mick Gooda,
* Glen Kelly,
* The Hon Wane Martin AC
Event details: http://www.nd.edu.au/events/nilc
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#october

Event: Tue 9 October 2012: Sydney City, NSW
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research,
The Federation Press and the Sidney Myer Fund
warmly invite you to the:
Book Launch of ‘People on Country,
Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures’
Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins
Host: Jason Ardler
Launcher: Jody Broun, followed by contributions from
Indigenous ranger partners and authors
“Over the past four decades Aboriginal people living in
remote and regional Australia have been empowered by land
rights and native title laws to claim back large tracts of
their ancestral lands. …
This book seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their
caring for country activities from the margins to the very
core of the growing national conversation on issues such as
climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. … ”
Event details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf
Book details: http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878938
RSVP by 2 October 2012, details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf

Event: Wed 10 October 2012: ANU, Acton, Canberra, ACT
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research,
The Federation Press and the Sidney Myer Fund
warmly invite you to the:
Book Launch of ‘People on Country,
Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures’
Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins
Host: Dan Gillespie
Launcher: Tom Calma AO, followed by contributions from
Indigenous ranger partners and authors
Location: Australian National University
“Over the past four decades Aboriginal people living in
remote and regional Australia have been empowered by land
rights and native title laws to claim back large tracts of
their ancestral lands. …
This book seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their
caring for country activities from the margins to the very
core of the growing national conversation on issues such as
climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. … ”
Event details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf
Book details: http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878938
RSVP by 2 October 2012, details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf

Event: Thu 11 October 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research,
The Federation Press and the Sidney Myer Fund
warmly invite you to the:
Book Launch of ‘People on Country,
Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures’
Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins
Host: Professor Brian Howe AO
Launcher: Monica Morgan, followed by contributions from
Indigenous ranger partners and authors
“Over the past four decades Aboriginal people living in
remote and regional Australia have been empowered by land
rights and native title laws to claim back large tracts of
their ancestral lands. …
This book seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their
caring for country activities from the margins to the very
core of the growing national conversation on issues such as
climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. … ”
Event details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf
Book details: http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878938
RSVP by 2 October 2012, details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf

Event: 11 September – 12 October 2012: UTS, Sydney, NSW
Exhibition:
Djalkiri – we are standing on their names – Blue Mud Bay
“Artback NT: Arts Touring and Development presents
Djalkiri: we are standing on their names –
Blue Mud Bay – the culmination of a vibrant and intensive
cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected
Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists
from across Australia.”
Event details: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events/2012/09/djalkiri-we-are-standing-on-their-names-blue-mud-bay
Event summary: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events_new/upcoming/

Event: Tue 16 October 2012: CDU, Casuarina, Darwin, NT
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research,
The Federation Press and the Sidney Myer Fund
warmly invite you to the:
Book Launch of ‘People on Country,
Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures’
Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins
Host: Dan Gillespie
Launcher: Marion Scrymgour, followed by contributions from
Indigenous ranger partners and authors
Location: Charles Darwin University
“Over the past four decades Aboriginal people living in
remote and regional Australia have been empowered by land
rights and native title laws to claim back large tracts of
their ancestral lands. …
This book seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their
caring for country activities from the margins to the very
core of the growing national conversation on issues such as
climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. … ”
Event details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf
Book details: http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878938
RSVP by 2 October 2012, details, page 4 of newsletter: http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/cck_misc_documents/2012/09/PoC%20Newsletter%20vol4%20no2_web.pdf

Wed 17 October 2012: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Panel: A working shower for all Australians?
– What is the problem?
Includes a panel of high profile speakers who will
address concerns about the following:
* Building standards in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing
* Human Rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
living in remote Homelands.
“For over three years Amnesty International has
partnered with the communities of the
Utopia homelands to develop reports to
drive campaigning on this issue”
Speakers will include:
* Sarah Marland (Amnesty International)
* Paul Pholeros (Healthabitat)
* Jeff Mc Mullen (journalist)
Presented by:
Amnesty International NSW Demand Dignity Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/29666/

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/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/tue-23-oct-sydney-nsw
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 8 – Sun 11 November 2012:
Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Fremantle
Dan Sultan Announces Indigenous Rights Concert Tour
“Last seen stepping in for Gurrumul after he
had to pull out November’s Gorgeous Festival,
Dan Sultan has announced a new series of
concerts to help raise awareness for
issues facing the Indigenous community.
The Music Network reports that the ARIA
Award-winning Gurindji performer has designed
the shows, called Rock For Recognition,
as helping promote the need for recognition of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples in the
Australian Constitution.”
Presented by ANTaR, Oxfam, Congress and You Me Unity
Event details: http://www.antar.org.au/dan_sultan_set_to_rock_for_recognition
Event details: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/tournews/191430/dan-sultan-announces-indigenous-rights-concert-tour.htm
Event details: http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/artists/2012/08/22/dan-sultan-to-head-rock-for-recognition-concerts/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/

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: 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/

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

– ‘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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