January 26th: Invasion Day walk: “Stop Killing Our People. Stop Taking Our Future”

On 26 January, people will be meeting at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at 10:00am to walk to Parliament House. The Tent Embassy requests people to bring face masks and hand sanitiser and to practice social distancing. See: https://www.facebook.com/atesovereignty 

If you’d like information on how you can connect to ANTaR ACT committee members at the walk, email info@antaract.org.au

It is great to see the walk starting at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, which was established on 26 January 1972 – 49 years ago. https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/aboriginal-tent-embassy 

For further information about the significance of the 26th:

Aboriginal People Respond To “Australia Day”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8czHlPYXew&ab_channel=As%2FIs

10 things you should know about January 26th from NITV: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/01/18/10-things-you-should-know-about-january-26-nitv

ANTaR National:  

https://antar.org.au/campaigns/survival-day-and-a-new-national-holiday

Examination of issues around changing the date of commemoration from Common Ground and Australians Together:

https://www.commonground.org.au/learn/australia-day

https://australianstogether.org.au/discover/australian-history/australia-day/  

Stan Grant has written a book on Australia Day, which is widely available, including from the ANTaR National shop:

https://antar.org.au/shop/books/australia-day-stan-grant

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