121111 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 18 events from 11 November 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 18 events from 11 November 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: Wed 7 to Sun 11 November 2012: Wollongong, NSW
Exhibition: Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention
Project Contemporary Artspace
“The word ‘intervention’ is popular in the art and
architecture worlds, but in this context it condemns
the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER),
Australia’s “national emergency” policy introduced in 2007.
This punitive policy is at odds with international human
rights conventions and the Racial Discrimination Act.
The exhibition Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention
looks at this return to protectionist colonial policy and
the wilful diminishing of an Indigenous participatory
voice: the loss of citizenship rights, of the right to
homelands and self-determination.”
Event details: http://www.eventfinder.com.au/2012/ghost-citizens-witnessing-the-intervention/wollongong
Event details: http://www.crossart.com.au/index.php/ghost-citizens-witnessing-the-intervention-at-project-contemporary-artspace-wollongong31-oct-to-11-nov-2012.html

Event: Sun 11 November 2012: 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://antar.org.au/news/rock-recognition-launched
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: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/
News: http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/entertainment/music/australian-music/dan-sultan-says-australia-is-a-racist-country.htm

Event: Sun 11 November 2012: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Indigenous Research into “Healing in Justice”
“Dr NorittaMorseu-Diop speaks informally about
the results of her Ph D research into
“HEALING IN JUSTICE: An International Study of Indigenous
Peoples’ Custodial Experiences of Prison Rehabilitation
Programs and the Impact on their Journey from Prison to
Community”. … The research aims to assist in the creation of
a more humane and culturally appropriate approach to the
criminal justice system and advocates for the
human rights, cultural recognition and humane
treatment of incarcerated Indigenous peoples.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/206

Event: Mon 12 November 2012: Hindmarsh, SA
Public Forum on the
Extinguishment of Native Title in the Cooper Basin
Public Forum hosted by Left Unity
Defend Native Title!
Defend Aboriginal Heritage!
No Shale Gas Mining in SA!
“The State government recently passed legislation
which extinguishes the rights of native title holders
to negotiate with mining companies on leases
granted before the introduction of the Native
Title Act in 2000.”
Guest speakers:
* Syd Sparrow, Chairperson,
State Aboriginal Heritage Committee
* Andrew Cooper, researcher on
unconventional mining techniques
* a speaker from the Aboriginal Political Party
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52689

Event: Tues 13 November 2012: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Book Launch: A Decision to Discriminate
Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
Launched by:
* John Falzon, CEO St Vincent de Paul
* Janet Hunt, Fellow at Centre for Aboriginal Economic
Policy Research and former President of ANTaR
“This new book is an important historical record
that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry
into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows
how the Government decision-making process
chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed
by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory
communities in much the same way as has
happened since colonisation.”
A ‘concerned Australians’ publication
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-flyer-final.pdf
Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Canberra
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-All-Launches-fin.pdf
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/30199/
‘concerned Australians’ Media Release: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/MR-ADTD-Launch-5-11-12.pdf
Book reviews:
http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/review-of-a-decision-to-discriminate-aboriginal-disempowerment-in-the-nt/
http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2012/2012115_91.shtml
http://overland.org.au/blogs/loudspeaker/2012/10/stronger-futures-and-aboriginal-disempowerment/
Audio Interviews: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
‘concerned Australians’ Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

Event: Wed 14 November 2012: State Library, Brisbane, Qld
Yarnin’ Time with Bob Weatherall
Bob Weatherall, a Gumulray Elder, has worked for
many years at the Foundation for Aboriginal and
Islander Research Action. He is currently the chair of the
Centre for Indigenous Cultural Policy in Brisbane
and is a high profile Aboriginal activist who had a
lead role in establishing the Tent City in
Musgrave Park in 1982 when Brisbane hosted
the Commonwealth Games.
Come along to listen to some local history.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/206

Event: 14 November 2012: Port Augusta, SA
Community Forum – Constitutional Recognition
“Congress Co Chair Jody Broun is hosting a
series of community forums throughout
November and December to discuss
Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Peoples.”
Event details: http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-events/

Event: Fri 16 November 2012: Murray Bridge, SA
Book Launch: A Decision to Discriminate
Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
The Ngoppon Together Inc. AGM, Ninkowar
“This new book is an important historical record
that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry
into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows
how the Government decision-making process
chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed
by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory
communities in much the same way as has
happened since colonisation.”
A ‘concerned Australians’ publication
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-flyer-final.pdf
Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Murray_Bridge
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-All-Launches-fin.pdf
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/30201/
‘concerned Australians’ Media Release: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/MR-ADTD-Launch-5-11-12.pdf
Book reviews:
http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/review-of-a-decision-to-discriminate-aboriginal-disempowerment-in-the-nt/
http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2012/2012115_91.shtml
http://overland.org.au/blogs/loudspeaker/2012/10/stronger-futures-and-aboriginal-disempowerment/
Audio Interviews: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
‘concerned Australians’ Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

Event: 16 November 2012: Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT
Grog in the Territory:
Summit on alcohol policy and its impact on
Aboriginal people and communities
Sponsored by:
Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APO NT)
APO NT is an alliance comprising:
* the Central Land Council (CLC),
* Northern Land Council (NLC),
* North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA),
* Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) &
* Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the NT (AMSANT)
Event details: http://apont.org.au/
APO NT MR: http://apont.org.au/attachments/article/46/121029-Media%20release-CC-Grog%20Summit_Final.pdf

Event: Sun 25 to Mon 26 November 2012:
Musgrave Park, South Brisbane, Qld
Brisbane Sovereignty/Land Rights Conference
Rally Outside Native Title & Cultural Heritage Conference
“From 26 to 27 November, Native Title bureaucrats
will be sitting down with mining companies and
Government, at a $1000 a seat conference in the
posh Stamford Plaza Hotel, to discuss ways around
the already weak Native Title legislation.
This is not Land Rights, this is not justice for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This does not address the illegal dispossession of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and
the ongoing violent occupation of our land.
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295153823919301/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52703
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52704

Event: Tue 27 November 2012: Barton, Canberra, ACT
2012 David Hunter Memorial Lecture
What next for constitutional recognition?
Guest speaker: Les Malezer, Co-chair of
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
Organised by ANTaR ACT
ANTaR ACT website: http://antaract.wordpress.com
Flyer: http://antaract.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/99_210-dhml-flyer.jpg
Event details: http://antaract.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/79/

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: Thu 6 December 2012: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
To mark International Human Rights Day,
STICS will be holding an
NT Intervention / Stronger Futures Forum
Forum: After the NT Election:
The Struggle Against the NT Intervention
Aboriginal leaders speak out:
“Stronger Futures” means Stolen Futures
Special guest speakers:
* Rosalie Kunoth Monks &
* Amelia Pangarte Kunoth-Monks
from Utopia community, Central Australia
* Jeff McMullen AM
“Join us to hear voices in the fight for Aboriginal
rights discuss the shifting terrain in the struggle
against the NT Intervention: a new government
in the NT, community attempts to evict Intervention
and Shire bosses from their land and the fight
to stop the national expansion of income management.
All welcome.”
Hosted by STICS:
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Leaflet: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Stronger-Futures/Forum-leaflet-6-12-12.pdf
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Stronger-Futures/Forum-poster-6-12-12.pdf
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/

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

Event: Mon 10 December 2012: Adelaide, SA
(International Human Right’s Day)
Book Launch: A Decision to Discriminate
Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
“This new book is an important historical record
that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry
into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows
how the Government decision-making process
chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed
by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory
communities in much the same way as has
happened since colonisation.”
A ‘concerned Australians’ publication
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-flyer-final.pdf
Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Adelaide
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-All-Launches-fin.pdf
‘concerned Australians’ Media Release: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/MR-ADTD-Launch-5-11-12.pdf
Book reviews:
http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/review-of-a-decision-to-discriminate-aboriginal-disempowerment-in-the-nt/
http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2012/2012115_91.shtml
http://overland.org.au/blogs/loudspeaker/2012/10/stronger-futures-and-aboriginal-disempowerment/
Audio Interviews: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
‘concerned Australians’ Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

Event: Sat 15 and Sun 16 December 2012: Sandon Point, Wollongong, NSW
SPATE’s 12th anniversary
Sandon Point Aboriginal Tent Embassy (SPATE)
“Saturday morning start gathering for
cultural ceremony around the Sacred Fire
for peace and justice at Kuradji.
Then a meeting of the Aboriginal Sovereign
Nations, with elders and representatives of
Aboriginal Tent Embassy from all over
the country coming.”
Event details: http://www.sandon-point.org.au/event/20121215/441.html
About SPATE: http://www.sandon-point.org.au/content/about-sandon-point.html

Event: 30 Sep 2012 – 19 April 2013: Qld
State of Emergency Exhibition
“During the Commonwealth Games in 1982,
Brisbane came alive with political demonstrations for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander civil liberties
and land rights. This incredible exhibition allows you to
relive and reflect on this politically significant time
through original footage and photographs, and
personal stories from the advocates of this
revolutionary movement.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/201
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/206
Commonwealth Games Demonstrations- Brisbane 1982: http://www.kooriweb.org/foley/images/history/1980s/82games/gamesppdx.html

Event: 28 March to 14 April 2013: Belconnen, Canberra, ACT
I Do Have a Belief:
Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) Art Retrospective
Location: Belconnen Art Centre
“I Do Have a Belief is an exhibition and events
celebrating the life of Kevin Gilbert and his contribution
to the local community, advancing human and political
rights and Aboriginal sovereignty at a national and
international level.”
“The showcasing of his creative work includes
unseen oils, lino‑prints, published poetry,
political works, and photographic murals.”
Special events will be held on:
* 1 April at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and on
* 6 April at the Belconnen Arts Centre
Event details: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/751/i-do-have-a-belief—kevin-gilbert-1933-1993-art-retrospec/
Event details: http://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/

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