ANTaR ACT August Bulletin of coming events

August 2014 Bulletin
Events related to Indigenous rights and culture.
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Volunteers Needed:
Free tickets to Canberra Raiders vs St George Illawarra Dragons “Close the Gap round’ match at GIO Stadium, 1pm Saturday 16 August
Volunteers are urgently required to:
• Encourage football goers to sign the Close the Gap pledge.
• Answer questions about the Close the Gap campaign.
• Distribute printed materials describing the NRL- Close the Gap partnership to individuals attending the football.
You are welcome to remain to watch the match. This is part of Oxfam’s ‘Close the Gap’ campaign.

For full details and to volunteer, go to

Optus Rock Corps Volunteer Program
Oxfam has also recently formed a partnership with the Optus Rock Corps.
Individuals who volunteer will be offered either a $70 Ticketmaster Voucher or a ticket to an exclusive gig.
More information at:

ANTaR ACT stall at Canberra Blues & Roots Festival, 14-16 November, EPIC
ANTaR ACT has been offered the opportunity to distribute our information and sell publications, and Indigenous music and craft items. To take advantage of this opportunity, we need (blues & roots loving) volunteers to attend the stall. Please let us know if you would be interested by emailing

ANTaR National NEWS
ANTaR National has a new national director, Andrew Meehan. Andrew previously worked with Oxfam Australia, leading their Indigenous rights advocacy and policy area. His work included playing a leading role in promoting constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Coming Events – put them in your diary now!
ANTaR ACT Monthly Meeting: 6 – 7.30 pm, Tues 2 September, Civic Library (entry at rear).
All welcome. Enquiries Peter 0417 197 382.

Tony Birch presents the David Hunter Memorial Lecture: 6.30 pm Thursday 20th November, Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, Blackall St, Parkes.
Miles Franklin Literary Award nominee Tony Birch has agreed to speak in Canberra. Check out his achievements at:

ANTaR ACT is also inviting a locally-based indigenous writer to speak.
Full details in our next Bulletin.

National Museum of Australia ‘Go on a Gallery Tour’: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm daily, entry fee applies.
Explore the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history, cultures, spirituality and connections to country with this one-hour guided tour of our permanent collection.
Further information: Tel 6208 5000.

Murumbung Yurung Murra Cultural Tours: Various dates to be advised – see website. Entry charges apply.
Experience Ngunnawal country with an Aboriginal ranger and gain an insight into the cultural landscape of the region. Discover why Ngunnawal people and neighbouring nations have gathered here for tens of thousands of years for ceremony, marriage, seasonal foods, trade and lore. Learn how that connection is still held strong by the traditional custodians today, and view Canberra’s significance as a nationally important meeting place from a different perspective.

More info:

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