121229 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 36 events from 29 December 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia 
– 36 events from 29 December 2012

Click on the links for details of the events … 

Event: 10 December 2012 to 10 January 2013: Online
Our Generation film
Film released free online
“To mark the International Day for Human Rights 
(10 Dec), we have uploaded the original version 
of the film to watch for free online. 
It will be available to view until 10 Jan 2013.”
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/news/film-released-free-online-1
About the film: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
Film Reviews: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/24/our-generation-film-reviews

Event: 26 December 2012 – 1 January 2013: Woodford, Qld
Songlines Venue at the Woodford Folk Festival
“Join in the music, discussions and workshops 
at the Songlines venue at Woodford this year. 
A full program including Sam Watson, Herb Wharton, 
Archie Roach, Stiff Gins and much much more”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Event details: http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/programme/?genre=34

Event: Fri 11 until Sat 19 January 2013: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Wominjeka 2013
Koorie Space – Footscray Community Arts Centre
“Wominjeka means ‘welcome’ in the language 
of the Kulin Nation. Wominjeka has developed as 
FCAC’s annual celebration of Australia’s 
Indigenous artistic and cultural practices; 
and the launch of the Centre’s annual program.”
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/access-blog-event/wominjeka-2013/
[From this link there are links to other activities, including: 
Fri 11 January until Sun 24 March: Reflect Exhibition
Tue 15 January: Black Screen January Screening
Sat 19 January: Dirtsong Musical]
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/koorie-space/upcoming-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. 
* 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/
Interview with Curator Keith Munro: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/keith-munro/

Event: 26 January 2013: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day
“‘Australia Day’, also known as Survival Day, 
Invasion Day and Sovereignty Day: 
a commemmoration of the day white settlers 
landed in Australia and a day to reflect on the 
controversial past of Australia and steer 
towards a better society.” 
“Australia Day – No time to celebrate: 
Australia Day is traditionally the most racist 
day of the year for Aboriginal people. 
When people celebrate on January 26, 
there is no escaping the fact they are celebrating 
the day that one race of people invaded another 
race of people’s country and took control of 
Aboriginal lands and tried to dominate Aboriginal 
people. Invasion Day, as it should be called, 
celebrates the dispossession of land, culture, 
and way of life of Aborigines.” Jay McDonald, GLW
Event details: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223015
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/46475

Event: 26 January 2013: Canberra, ACT
Memorial Corroboree for Isabell Edith Coe
Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra
“The Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra will be holding 
a Memorial Corroboree that will coincide with the 
protest sites’ commemoration of 26 January 1972, 
in recognition of the continuous fight for Aboriginal 
Sovereignty.”
Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2012/gatherings/coe2.jpg
WGAR News: The Wire: Influential tent embassy activist passes away: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/15/wgar-news-the-wire-influential-tent-embassy-activist-passes-away-isabel-coe
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies

Event: 26 January 2013: Belgrave, Melbourne Vic
Belgrave Survival Day: 
A concert to celebrate survival of indigenous 
culture locally and nationally
“The sixth annual Belgrave Survival Day 
will this year focus on children’s activities, 
hip hop and the 150th anniversary of 
Cooranderrk as a we again celebrate the 
survival of the oldest living culture on earth.”
“The Wurundjeri: 
The land that Belgrave Survival Day falls upon 
is part of the Wurundjeri nation that lived here 
for tens of thousands of years before the 
colonial settlers re-named the area 
Belgrave in the late 19th century.”
Event details: http://belgravesurvivalday.org/

Event: 26 January 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Survival Day film screening: 
Murundak: Songs for Freedom
Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film-screening-january-26-2013/
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Adelaide, SA
145th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk 
around Government House
“Join us on the Candle Light Walk to 
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and 
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other 
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations, 
their families and communities left behind, 
in their call for Peace and Justice.”
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/category/news/2012/10/candlelight-walk-2/
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

Event: Sat 26 January 2013: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
26 January Australia Day / Survival Day 
Yabun festival 2013, Sydney
“Celebrates the survival of Aboriginal and 
Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture.”
“Yabun is the largest single day Indigenous 
festival drawing an audience of between 
10,000 and 15,000 and is one of the most 
important Indigenous music events in the 
country reflecting the huge wealth of 
Indigenous creative talent.”
“Alongside all the wonderful music, 
you can soak up some culture and area 
information from some of the community’s 
most influential leaders and informational 
booths including:
* The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence,
* The Redfern Legal Centre,
* Wirringa Bay Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre
* Amnesty International”
“Yabun 2013 will be celebrating the 
20th Anniversary of Gadigal Information Service, 
10 years of Koori Radio’s Young Black and 
Deadly project and the 75th Anniversary of the 
National Aborigines Progressive Association.”
Event details: http://www.homeaway.com.au/info/holiday-ideas/events-festivals/new-south-wales-events-festivals/sydney-events/yabun-festival-2013
Event details: http://www.yelp.com.au/events/glebe-yabun-festival
Event details: http://www.pleasetakemeto.com/australia/sydney/yabun-festival-2013-9127032
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/yabun.festival/info
Event details: http://www.sydney.com/events/yabun-2011?gclid=COz5lNrDp7QCFQFKpgodTXoARw
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#january
Background: http://www.gadigal.org.au/Index.aspx
Background: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/lryb/resistance/activism.html

Event: 26 January 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Festival: Share the Spirit Indigenous music festival
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52993

Event: 7 December 2012 to 26 January 2013: Wooloongabba, Qld
Art Exhibition: Claudia’s Story
featuring Claudia Janice Moodoonuthi
Woolloongabba Art Gallery
“Throughout the development of modern Aboriginal 
art there are many instances of Indigenous people 
reconnecting to their heritage through art. Rarely 
though, does one witness this in an artist of such 
a young age as Claudia Moodoonuthi. Born on 
the small and largely isolated Bentinck Island in 
the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1995 Moodoonoothi is 
already proving a formidable art talent.” By Susan McCulloch
Event details: http://wag.com.au/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Invite: http://wag.com.au/index.php/download_file/view/530/1/
Catalogue: http://wag.com.au/index.php/download_file/view/531/1/

Event: 19 November 2012 – 28 January 2013: Ultimo, Sydney, NSW
Koori Art Expressions
The Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on
Powerhouse Museum
“A highly imaginative and thoughtful selection of 
visual arts works created by Sydney school 
students from Kindergarten to Year 12 is 
now showing in Koori Art Expressions 2012. 
Over 70 works inspired by this year’s theme for 
NAIDOC Week and the 40th anniversary of the 
Aboriginal Tent Embassy, showcase individual, 
class and whole school projects from 26 Sydney 
schools.”
Event details: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/koori_art_expressions.php
Event details: http://www.vibe.com.au/newsite/news/koori-art-expressions
Event details: http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/809169/Artists/Koori_Art_Expressions_2012
Event details: http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/news-at-det/news/powerhouse-of-indigenous-protest-celebrated-in-art
Media Release: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/media/?p=238
NITV Video: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/video/13115971822/Exhibition-celebrates-Aboriginal-Tent-Embassy
Slideshow of Artwork: http://www.slideshare.net/powerhousemuseum/koori-art-expressions-exhibition-walkthrough
Video Case Studies: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/koori_art_expressions_education.php
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies

Event: Thu 31 January 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Mabo film screening
Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film-screening-january-26-2013/
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

Event: Thu 7 February 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Croker Island Exodus film screening
Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film-screening-january-26-2013/
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

Event: 13 February 2013: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/the-apology-to-australias-indigenous-peoples
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223021

Event: Thu 14 February 2013: Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
Rally 9th Anniversary of TJ Hickey’s death: 
9 Years Too Long! Re open the TJ inquiry!
Demand justice for TJ and all other Deaths in Costody!
Organised by the Hickey family and the 
Indigenous Social Justice Association: http://www.isja-msg.com/index.htm
Flyer: http://indymedia.org.au/files/flyer%20front%209th%20anniversary%20tj%20hickey%20rally%2014%20feb%202013%20raul%20+%20shelly%20with%20changes.pdf
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/9-years-too-long-re-open-the-tj-inquiry
WGAR Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody
WGAR Background to the justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-the-justice-for-kumentjaye-briscoe-campaign

Event: Thu 14 February 2013: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Film screening to be confirmed
Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/survival-day-film-screening-january-26-2013/
Event details: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

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, 
and to stand in solidarity with the people of 
Broome against industrialisation as a result of the 
planned James Price Point gas hub.”
Event details: [scroll down page] 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: Fri 1 March 2013: Adelaide, SA
146th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk 
around Government House
Gather at dusk on the first Friday of the month 
(except January and February)
“Join us on the Candle Light Walk to 
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and 
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other 
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations, 
their families and communities left behind, 
in their call for Peace and Justice.”
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

Event: Mon 18 March 2013: Qld
Annual ANTaR Qld 
Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Award
“We are happy to announce that the 
Annual ANTaR Qld Closing the Gap in Indigenous 
Health Award will continue to be hosted with a 
Parliamentary sponsor and will continue to highlight 
the wonderful success stories in health from around 
our State.” 
“In negotiation with the new Government and Minister Elmes, 
the Award ceremony has been rescheduled to 
coincide with National Close the Gap Day in March 2013. 
Details will be sent out closer to the date.”
Event summary: http://antarqld.org.au/node/207
Event details: http://antarqld.org.au/

Event: Thu 21 or Fri 22 March 2013: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
“A day for Australians to join together and remind 
political leaders to close the life expectancy gap 
between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians 
within a generation.”
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=994
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223027
Event details: http://humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/health/index.html
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap

Event: 21 March 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

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: Fri 29 March to Sun 7 April 2013: 
Melbourne-Adelaide-the uranium hotspots of SA and back!
Radioactive Exposure Tour 2013
“Friends of the Earth is hosting the annual 
Radioactive Exposure Tour. These tours have 
exposed thousands of people first-hand to 
the realities of ‘radioactive racism’ and to the 
environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.”
“After travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide 
we will head through Port Augusta and 
visit the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Then we’ll 
travel north to the SA desert, we’ll visit BHP 
Billiton’s Olympic Dam uranium mine at 
Roxby Downs, … we’ll hopefully get to spend 
time with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, … “
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/456894601029352/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/radioactive-exposure-tour-0
Background to Port Augusta Aboriginal Tent Embassy: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/gugada-embassy-be-established-pt-augusta
More about the Embassy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-16/indigenous-protesters-urge-sovereignty-treaty/4203182
WGAR Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-dam-mine-challenge-south-australia
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies

Event: Fri 5 April 2013: Adelaide, SA
147th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk 
around Government House
Gather at dusk on the first Friday of the month 
(except January and February)
“Join us on the Candle Light Walk to 
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and 
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other 
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations, 
their families and communities left behind, 
in their call for Peace and Justice.”
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/
Background to the Candle Light Walk: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rmclc/CandleLightWalkHistory.htm

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://antarqld.org.au/node/207
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: 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://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/the-history-of-national-sorry-day
Background: http://antar.org.au/reports/sorry-day-a-reminder-unfinished-business

Event: 27 May until 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/projects/national-reconciliation-week

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: 4 to 6 June 2013: Cairns, Qld
SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference
For Our Children: Living and Learning Together
Organised by SNAICC: 
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Keynote Speakers: 
* Marta Maurás Perez (Chile)
* Cindy Blackstock (Canada)
* Assoc. Prof. Cynthia Kiro (New Zealand) – of Maori descent
* Prof. Judy Atkinson – a Jiman and Bundjalung woman
* Kathy Guthadjaka (Gotha) – a Gatjirrk Warramiri woman 
living at Gawa (north-east Arnhem Land)
“The SNAICC National Conference is the largest 
conference of its type in the southern hemisphere 
and provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and 
Torres Strait Islander organisations, policy makers, 
researchers, government representatives, other 
non-government organisations and industry 
representatives to gather and make renewed 
commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait 
Islander children.”
Keynote Speakers: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=931
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=67

Event: 7 to 14 July 2013: various locations in Australia
National NAIDOC Week
The focus city for National NAIDOC celebrations is Perth
Event details: http://www.naidoc.org.au/

Event: 4 August 2013: various locations in Australia
National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=843
Event summary: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html

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
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: 10 December 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/education/commemorate_hr_day/index.html
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: 20 December 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Human Solidarity Day
Event details: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-human-solidarity-day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/humansolidarityday/

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