WORKING GROUPS UPDATE
ANTaR Qld now has 3 working groups focusing on:
The Learning More Program and our Sea of Hands
Reducing Incarceration Rates
Learning More Program Working Group: This working group is still looking for a volunteer to store/house the ANTaR Trailer which contains the Sea of Hands and fill the role of logistics coordinator for these boxes of hands. It is an easy job, if one has the room.
We are also interested in the LMP becoming a course for professional development relevant to many careers. We'll keep you posted.
If you are keen to get involved in any of these Working Groups please email the office and we will pass your details on to the relevant coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to the Premier expressing your opposition to the extension of sand mining leases on Stradbroke Island
If this issue concerns you please email the Premier at email@example.com or write to him at PO Box 15185, CITY EAST, QLD 4002
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has justified his proposal to extend sand mining leases by a further 8 years by saying locals knew about the issue at last year's election, and that when the locals voted in the LNP they showed their support of it.
However, native title holders and environmentalists say there was no warning the mine could stay open for an extended time. North Stradbroke Island traditional owners say extending sand mining leases may breach their native title determination and they'll challenge it.
For more information about sand mining on Stradbroke Island please read the media release of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Upcoming Events Around Qld
'My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia'
from June 1 - October 7, 2013
at GoMA in Brisbane
My Life As I Live It: First Peoples and Black Cinema
Until 1 Sep - Australian Cinémathèque
In conjunction with GOMA's My Country, I Still Call Australia Home, Australian Cinémathèque presents a survey of first peoples and black cinema from around the world. Indigenous Australian films screen alongside international works by indigenous filmmakers, which similarly address subjects of identity, culture and rights.
My Life As I Live It acknowledges that the histories and experiences of these communities and cultures are distinct, but offers an opportunity to explore the shared importance of filmmakers taking control and telling their own stories.
Admission is free, so head to qagoma.qld.gov.au to check out the full schedule of screenings.
The Deadly Brothers
Until 15 September
When: 10am – 5pm daily
Where: at Kuril Dhagun
Providing an Indigenous perspective to the Live! Queensland band culture exhibition, Deadly Brothers throws the spotlight on five Indigenous musicians whose inspiration is drawn from their culture.
A night by the fire with Classik Nawu
6 August 2013
Where: Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Cost - Free, booking required
Book via - slq.eventbrite.com or 3842 9061 / 3842 9061
Yarnin' Time with Sandra Delaney
9 August 2013
Where: Cleveland Library, Cnr. Bloomfield & Middle Road, Cleveland
Cost - Free, bookings requried
Book via: Bookings through Eventbrite or 3842 9061
Book Launch: William Cooper: Gentle Warrior
Tuesday 13 August 2013-07-31
When: 6:00pm for a 6:30 start.
Where: Avid Reader Bookshop 193 Boundary St, West End
Learn about how a Yorta Yorta man brought change and fought for his peoples' rights.
Author: Barbara Miller
Cost: Free, but bookings required.
A Night by the Fire with Angus and Kyel
3 September 2013
Where: Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Cost - Free, bookings requried.
Book via - slq.eventbrite.com 3842 9061
ACPA: Spirit of the Lore
11 to 19 September
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC. $22 - $30.
In this dramatic world premiere production, Spirit of the Lore explores the importance of initiation within community, the ensuing responsibilities and the danger of youth left to their own devices without the guidance of elders.
Featuring students from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, and co-presented by QPAC in association with Brisbane Festival, Spirit of the Lore is a vibrant mix of Indigenous theatre, song and dance.
Winnam ATSI Corp Family Fun Day
Wednesday 25 September
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: Wynnum Bandstand Park (Esplanade and Lower Esplanade Wynnum)
Lots of entertainment including Indigenous dancers; boomerang painting; weaving workshop; didgeridoo playing; picannini Dreaming workshop; community stalls and much more
For more info call: 3396 3431
Brisbane Natives 40 year Anniversary
When: Saturday 12 October at 6.30pm
Where: Broncos Leagues Club
92 Fulcher Road Red Hill
includes naming of the best Brisbane Natives Team of the past 40 years
RSVP by 4 October to brisbanenativewisc@gmail .com
And making news… a few snippets (for more info on these topics follow link or go to Indigenous Alert 22 July 2013 or ABC online http://www.abc.net.au/news/)…
Diabetes: a deadly threat to Indigenous Australians ABC [Radio National] 19/07-2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely as non-Indigenous people to have diabetes than other Australians
Griffith Uni wrong to ban Indigenous Speaker My Sunshine Coast 19/07-2013 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Minister, Glen Elmes, has called on Griffith University to pay for Northern Territory Parliamentarian, Bess Price, to return to Brisbane after banning her from the campus yesterday.
Miners and indigenous on crash course Prime 7 - Newcastle 19/07-2013 North Stradbroke Island traditional owners say extending sand mining leases may breach their native title determination and they'll challenge it to the nth degree
National Indigenous Music Award nominations announced ArtsHub Australia 20/07-2013 Gurrumul, Thelma Plum and Benny Walker are among those up for a 2013 National Indigenous Music Award
New landmark fight over offshore mining in Arnhem Land ABC [Radio National] 19/07-2013 Fifty years after the Yirrkala bark petition in the Top End of the Northern Territory started the land rights movement, Traditional Owners from Arnhem Land have started another landmark fight over mining,this time challenging a string of offshore Petroleum Permits Applications along the Arnhem Land
Panel declares Aboriginal act a 'substantial failure' The Australian - National Affairs 20/07-2013 The NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act was a "substantial failure" with a backlog of claims that would take 57 years to clear, a review of the 30-year-old legislation has found.
Scholarships aim to turn around Indigenous education results ABC News 19/07-2013 The head of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Andrew Penfold, outlines the case for more scholarships
Indigenous group urges more western rivers consultation ABC News 30/07-2013 Channel Country Aboriginal group says Queensland's Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps is yet to consult Indigenous groups about the future management of western rivers.
Just released: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse Resource sheet no 21: Trauma-informed services and trauma-specific care for Indigenous Australian children