ANTaR ACT Bulletin of News and Coming Events

ANTaR ACT Bulletin Autumn 2013

Welcome to our new occasional Bulletin of news, events and requests for help related to Indigenous rights. 
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Coming Events – put them in your diary now! 
Canberra Anzac Eve Peace Vigil, 5.30 Wed 24 April gather atop Mt Ainslie or,
if not walking, gather at Remembrance Park from about 6 pm (see this site for more details:
The annual ceremonial Peace Vigil is a growing event which encompasses not only the bereavements associated with Australia's acknowledged military history, but 
also the continuing grief and dispossessions of Aboriginal peoples in Australia's Frontier Wars, and of war victims and refugees of conflicts 
throughout the world.

Start of gathering:  From 5.30 pm, at top of Mt. Ainslie, for Welcome to Country at 6 p.m., singing, lighting of lanterns, and smoking ceremony of walkers as they start the lantern-lit descent down Mt. Ainslie to Remembrance Park, including a pause at the Aboriginal Memorial en route.
For others not walking:  Gathering at Remembrance Park from about 6 pm., then Welcome to Country at 6.30 pm., walkers arrive from Mt. Ainslie.  Several fires, some seating, hot soup available.
Commemorations, song, poetry, narrative, and smoking ceremony until about 8.30 pm.
Lantern walkers depart from Park to forecourt of War Memorial for further short ceremony and music.
About 9 pm, walkers procession down Anzac Ave to Vigil camp near lake, at foot of Avenue.

Bring warm clothing, a portable seat, and blanket and extra food and drink if required.
Information: 0429 873 384

Sally Gabori – Exhibition, 
to 5 May, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU

Comin’ Home Soon, 
26 April – 11 May
Play featuring collected stories of Goulburn Correctional Centre Aboriginal inmates and their children –

Corroboree – First Nations Gathering, 27 – 28 April, Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Includes workshops, men’s, women’s and youth circles, Free. All welcome.
Information: Wayne Wharton 0408 064 900 or Alice Haines 0447 097 659

Marrambang Meeting – Exhibition, 2 – 25 May, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Three local Aboriginal artists

Indigenous Community Volunteers, 6 – 6.45 pm Tues 14 May, Civic Library
Followed by ANTaR ACT monthly committee meeting 6.45 – 7.30 pm
A guest speaker from ICV will describe their activities and needs. This will be followed by a short committee meeting.

Kooma Green School 18-20 May
Join Green Institute on the traditional lands of the Kooma people for the next Kooma Green School from 18-20 May 2013. Camp in the mulga country, explore the headwaters of the Murray Darling river system and meet the Traditional Owners. The program includes: the latest on cultural flows in the Murray Darling Basin, a report on Melbourne Water’s Kooma Water Project, food security, discussion on models of leadership, an introduction to the Guwamu Indigenous Protected Area, the money story for remote communities, and how local power is taking Australia beyond coal.
Come self-contained for camping. Bring your friends. Expect the unexpected. You’ll need to book. GI will help organise shared transport where possible.
Information and bookings: <>


NAIDOC Week: 7-14 July:
Windsongs & Waterlines- Where is, what is Wreck Bay? 1-15 July Tuggeranong Art Centre Gallery at Lanyon
Exhibition celebrating Wreck Bay’s cultural heritage. Wreck Bay is the only Aboriginal community reserve in the ACT.

NAIDOC on the Peninsula, 7 July  on Acton Peninsula near AIATSIS
Flag raising, performances, stalls, etc.

Inside Out: New Actions for Change by First Australians, 10-11 July  National Convention Centre

BLAK – Bangarra Dance Theatre, 11-13 July Canberra Theatre

NAIDOC Family Day, 11am – 8pm 13 July on Boomanulla Oval, Narrabundah.
Stalls, music, entertainment etc

Jack Charles v The Crown, 17-19 July The  Playhouse, Canberra Theatre

Rock for Reconciliation, 20 July Street Theatre
Please let us know, by return email, of events, news and requests we should publicise in future bulletins.
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