End of year lectures

There are lots of interesting lectures coming up, at AIATSIS, Uni of Canberra, ANU, CORE, as well as the annual ANTaR ACT David Hunter Memorial Lecture – we hope to see you there.

2016 David Hunter Memorial Lecture – Rod Little: The Importance of the Redfern Statement
Rod Little is a current Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and a former chairperson of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body. He is of the Yamatji and Nyoongar nations from Geraldton and Perth in Western Australia.
Rod leads a broad alliance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and supporter organisations who are signatories of the Redfern Statement. This statement aims to reset the relationship with the Federal Government and Parliament to ensure effective engagement for policy and service delivery improvements for First Australians.
Thursday 3 November
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start
Please join us for refreshments from 5.30 pm
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall Street, Barton
Enquiries: antaract@yahoo.com.au
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Canberra Conversations – YIJARNI: true stories from Gurindji Country
You are invited to an afternoon with contributors to Yijarni hosted jointly by Aboriginal Studies Press and the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, ANU. Speakers will include Felicity Meakins, Brenda Croft, Leah Leaman, Serena Donald, Nick Evans (CoEDL) and Kazuko Obata (AIATSIS) with an opportunity for Q&A.
You can read more about the book Yijarni athttp://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/yijarni-true-stories-gurindji-country/paperback
4–6pm, Thursday 20 October
Coombs Tea Room, Level 1, Coombs Building, ANU
Free event but tickets are limited RSVP: asp@aiatsis.gov.au

CORE: Listening Space: Sharing Stories
The Committee on Racial Equality (CORE) is holding the sixth in a series of gatherings to offer opportunities to listen and learn from First Nations speakers.
The speaker at this gathering is Judith Kelly. Judith is originally from the Aboriginal Nation known as Amangu Yamatji also known as Geraldton WA. Judith has many life experiences as a Stolen Generations person and survivor of the White Australia policy, loss of culture, language and inherent land rights to ancestral lands.
Judith advocates for reform in the areas of juvenile justice, education, housing and depopulating the prison system that holds a lot of men women and children. Also of interest to her are possible constitutional changes, treaty talks, reparation for stolen wages and stolen children, self government and self determination.
The Friends (Quaker) Meeting House cnr Condamine & Bent Streets , Turner ACT on Sunday 23 October from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. There will be a break for refreshments.
To help us with organising refreshments please RSVP by Friday 21 October to Gedda Fortey, 6247 4824 – gtfortey@gmail.com or David Purnell, 6259 5078 –david.christine@iinet.net.au

2016 Ngunnawal Lecture
“Black Fire: A Journey Through History” presented by Professor Gary Foley

Please join the University of Canberra and your local community for the 2016 Ngunnawal Lecture “Black Fire: A Journey Through History” presented by Gary Foley.
The lecture will be followed by a reception where we can discuss and reflect on the lecture. Please RSVP to reserve you place and for catering purposes.
Date        Tuesday 25 October
Time        6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue        Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24
RSVP        Before COB Friday 21 October 2016 athttp://www.canberra.edu.au/events/view/15707
Contact: Corporate Events Coordinator, 6206 3921, joel.wyse@canberra.edu.au

The ANU 2016 Annual Reconciliation Lecture
Jody Wilson-Raybould PC, QC, MP ‘Reconciliation: Moving through the Post-Colonial Door’

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould PC, QC, MP, is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, MP for Vancouver Granville, a lawyer, advocate, and former Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations.
Minister Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and also known as the Kwak’wala-speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation.
Presented by National Centre for Indigenous Studies
Location: Molonglo Theatre, JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU campus.
Time & date: 5.30 – 6.30pm followed by refreshments until 8.30pm; Wednesday 9 November.
Admission: This is a free lecture that is open to the public.
Enquiries & RSVP: Registration is essential: please contact the NCIS Centre Administrator, Ms Tamai Heaton, on ncis@anu.edu.au or 6125 6708.

ANTaR ACT events
The last ANTaR ACT committee meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday 6 December, 6pm, at King O’Malleys in the Snug Room (behind the bar). You are welcome to join us for an informal end-of-year celebration.

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