121123 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 23 events from 23 November

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia 
– 23 events from 23 November 2012

Click on the links for details of the events … 

Event: 23 November 2012 to 20 January 2013: Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative presents: 
Ripple Effect: Boomalli Founding Members Exhibition
25th Anniversary Exhibition
* Officially opened by Gary Foley. 
Opening night celebrations will include 
performances and music.
* Public Program weekend: 
Saturday 24 November, 
1pm – Curator tour with Keith Munro
2pm – Artist talks
Sunday 25 November, 
1pm – Panel discussion: 
Boomalli 25: A strike and mark most certainly has been made.
2pm – Curatorial discussion Going professional
* Exhibition runs until January 20 
(gallery closed over Christmas & New Years). 
Featuring works by: 
* Bronwyn Bancroft, 
* Euphemia Bostock, 
* Brenda L Croft, 
* Fiona Foley, 
* Fernanda Martins, 
* Arone Raymond Meeks, 
* Tracey Moffatt, 
* Avril Quaill, 
* Michael Riley, 
* Jeffrey Samuels. 
Event details: http://www.boomalli.com.au/
Event details: http://www.artguide.com.au/features/recommended/ripple-effect-boomalli-founding-members-exhibition/

Event: 10am Sun 25 November 2012: Qld State Library
1st Brisbane Sovereignty & Land Rights Conference
* BBQ breakfast from 9-9:45am 
at Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy, Musgrave Park
* Conference begins at 10am Queensland State Library
Speakers include:
* Mark McMurtrie
* Adrian Burragubba
* Robbie Thorpe
* Wayne Wharton
* Marshall Bell
* Norman Johnson
* Michael Anderson
* Kevin Arjin
* Gracelyn Smallwood
* Michael Mansell
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295153823919301/

Event: 8:30am Mon 26 November 2012: Brisbane City, Qld
Rally against Native Title
Rally outside Native Title & Cultural Heritage 
Conference & march back to Musgrave Park
“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/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 details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/30449/

Event: Tue 27 November 2012: Fremantle, Perth, WA
The Wilderness Society WA Inc: 
Kimberley short film festival
“Join us for a great night of amazing short films 
shot over the last few years which tell the story 
of the campaign to stop a Kimberley gas hub 
from being built, at James Price Point. 
The night is a fundraiser to support the 
challenge of the EPA’s assessment process, 
so bring your friends and family!”
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-short-film-festival
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-portal-page/2/1/kimberley-events
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: 30 November 2012: Sydney, NSW
Social Justice and Native Title Launch 2012
The event will include: 
* Keynote Address by Mr Geoff Scott, 
CEO, NSW Aboriginal Land Council
* Launch of the Social Justice Report 2012 
and the Native Title Report 2012 by Mr Mick Gooda, 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 
Social Justice Commissioner
* Launch of the introductory DVD to the 
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
Hosted by Australian Human Rights Commission
Event details: http://humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#sjlaunch
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: Fri 30 November 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Rally: Meet the Muckaty Mob: Court support
“Muckaty Traditional Owners are leading an inspiring 
national campaign to prevent federal minister 
Martin Fergushima turning their land into Australia’s 
national nuclear waste dump. Please join us to hear 
their story and to support their campaign to 
protect country and culture.”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52871
WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

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, 6:30pm: Surry Hills, 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, 
CEO (Honorary) Ian Thorpe’s Foundation for Youth
“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
Note: New location: 
Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Stronger-Futures/6-12-12-SF-New-venue.jpg

Event: Sun 9 December 2012: Adelaide CBD, SA
International Human Rights Day Book Launch
Note new date and venue!
The Women’s International League for Peace 
and Freedom (WILPF) will be launching the book:
A Decision to Discriminate
– Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
released by ‘concerned Australians’
Launched by:
* Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, 
representing the Yolngu Nations
* Rosalie Kunoth Monks OAM, 
representing the Alyawaar Nations
“This is a rare opportunity to meet with 
these two distinguished Elders and 
to hear first-hand stories.”
New venue: Pilgrim Hall, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide CBD
“Through the use of direct quotations, 
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.”
“Following the book launch 
Amnesty International Australia 
will have the regional launch of their 
2012 Reconciliation Action Plan 
at which the honoured guest will be 
Kaurna Elder Lynette Crocker.”
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Adelaide
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ADTD
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention/concerned-australians.html
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention/concerned-australians/a-decision-to-discriminate.html
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-flyer-final.pdf
Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
Book reviews: 
Audio Interviews: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
‘concerned Australians’ Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

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

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: 17 November – 23 December 2012: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Theatrical Documentary: Beautiful One Day
“Beautiful One Day is a theatrical documentary 
about the irrepressible life and times of Palm 
Island. Three theatre companies (Belvoir, 
Ilbijerri, and version 1.0) came together in 2011 
over a shared sense of outrage at the injustices 
surrounding a death in custody in 2004. But, 
prompted by the Palm Island community, 
Beautiful One Day looks for a way to turn outrage 
into real understanding and new possibilities. 
At its heart is a determined struggle to understand 
the persistent heavy-handedness of white Australia.”
Event details: http://belvoir.com.au/productions/beautiful-one-day/

Event: 26 January 2013: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day

Event: 13 February 2013: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au

Event: Friday 22 February 2013: Sydney CBD, NSW
The Wilderness Society Sydney Inc: 
Festival for the Kimberley
“Calling all Sydneysiders: 
This is your chance join us for a fun-filled 
day to bring the stunning beauty of the 
Kimberley region to Sydney.”
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/kimberley.html
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/festival-for-the-kimberley
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-portal-page/2/1/kimberley-events
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Thu 21 March 2013: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap

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/

Event: 26 May 2013: various locations in Australia
National Sorry Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au
Event details: http://antar.org.au/
Background: http://antar.org.au/reports/sorry-day-a-reminder-unfinished-business

Event: 26 May – 2 June 2013: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au

Event: 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
Event details: http://www.mabonativetitle.com/home.shtml
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: 9 August 2013: various locations internationally
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2005 – 2015
Event details: [scroll down page] http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/indigenous-peoples-of-the-world

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