Newsletter 4/2021

Hi everyone

Thinking of all those in our community at this time, during lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Canberra. This short bulletin covers our plans for our annual lecture (which will move completely online if needed) and other things you can join in from your home.

The annual David Hunter Memorial Lecture will be on Monday 27 September, at 6pm. We will follow the NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country, Heal Our Nation – with our speakers Bhiamie Williamson talking about Indigenous land and water management and Dean Freeman providing an ACT perspective.

For more information, see ANTaR ACT website – DHML 2021.

ANTaR ACT has also had a focus on the high rates of incarceration of First Nations people in the ACT justice system. NITV has a new documentary exploring the issues at a national level, screening on Sunday 29 August at 8.30pm and available on demand. For more information, see the NITV website.

Finally, if you have time to explore during lockdown, there are lots of great resources online – here are a few suggestions.

National Museum’s Yiwarra Kuju – Sounds of Country site explores music and art, with links to other Museum activities.

The National Gallery of Australia provides Videos and Virtual Tours: you can virtually walk around the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gallery or watch the videos made as part of the This Place: Artists Series.

The National Film and Sound Archive features David Gulpilil with a collection of articles covering his life, cultural beliefs and Country, as well as the many roles he’s played.

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