Two events highlighting struggles for Aboriginal rights in the

Northern Territory.

Both events will take place on the evening of Saturday December 3, aspart of the official Fringe program for the Australian Labor Party conference at Darling Harbour. All are welcome to attend.

Guest speakers include:
Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, Elder from Elcho Island, star of 'Our Generation' and
Dianne Stokes, Muckaty Traditional Owner.

Both events are being held at Mori Gallery, 168 Day Street, Sydney (5 mins walk from Darling Harbour).

Throughout the conference period, Mori Gallery will be hosting "Manuwangku-Under the Nuclear Cloud", a photo exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekera.This exhibition presents the country and community in the NT being targeted to host a national radioactive waste dump and is supported by Amnesty International.

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5:45pm - Saturday, 3 December 2011

The case against the NT Intervention

Hosted by the CFMEU Indigenous Committee

Speakers include:
Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, Senior Elder from Elcho Island

"The Intervention policy has taken us back to the 1950s, tothe assimilation era. We have lost everything.Aboriginal people must be free to determine our own futures.Any future initiative must support the right of Aboriginalpeople to maintain our languages, cultural practices and thecapacity to live and work on country.Income Management takes away pride and dignity as aperson. Now other communities around Australia are in line tobecome victims. We invite you brothers and sisters, walk with us, then fight a system that victimises people."
- Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra

Mori Gallery
168 Day Street,
Sydney (5 mins walk from Darling Harbour)

Contact
Lara Watson:0428 715 368

For the poster: please click here


For the event bulletin: please click here


For the STICS bulletin: please click here

 


Recordings from the event:

Yananymul Mununggurr
Chief Executive Officer of the Laynhapuy Homelands Association

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Dr Gondarra couldn't make it to Saturday night's event at the ALP 'Fringe' program, hosted by the CFMEU Indigenous Committee. Instead the following excellent video statement by him was shown.

This is a very important response to the 'second Intervention'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrEWMHTvexY

 

Paddy Gibson
STICS

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7pm - Saturday, 3 December 2011

Hot Politics - Radioactive Waste Management in Australia Forum and Photo Exhibition

Against a background of heightened awareness of nuclear issues, key stakeholders will examinethe plan to develop a national radioactive waste dump in the Northern Territory.

Hosted by Jeff McMullen

Speakers Include:
Matthew Gardiner, United Voice NT Secretary
Dianne Stokes, Muckaty Traditional Owner
Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation
George Newhouse, Human Rights lawyer

Includes premiere of "Manuwangku-Under the Nuclear Cloud" photo exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekera.This exhibition presents the country and community in the Northern Territory being targeted to host a national radioactive waste dump and issupported by Amnesty International.

Refreshments provided

Mori Gallery
168 Day Street,
Sydney(5 mins walk from Darling Harbour)

Contact
Natalie Wasley 0429 900 774

www.beyondnuclearinitiative.com

For the poster: please click here



Recordings from the event:

Jeff McMullen
CEO (honorary) Foundation for Youth

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Matthew Gardiner
United Voice NT Secretary

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Dianne Stokes
Muckaty Traditional Owner

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George Newhouse
Human Rights lawyer

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Dave Sweeney
Australian Conservation Foundation

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