4 thoughts on “Reconciliation & Sorry Day

  1. No movement on the outstations says:

    No movement on the outstations
    Jon Altman
    May 26, 2009
    In the early 1970s, something extraordinary happened in the Northern
    Territory. Aboriginal people started to migrate out of government
    settlements and missions to live on their traditional lands. This
    decentralisation was called the outstations movement. It challenged
    evolutionary logic. Hunter-gatherers had been coaxed or coerced to
    centralise in larger communities by the Australian colonial state. The
    purposes of this project were to sedentarise, civilise and assimilate
    nomadic Aboriginal people, at that time wards of the state. But with
    the policy shifts to self-determination and land rights, not only did
    people return to live in small groups away from settlements, but the
    state supported such decentralisation. There was an unchallenged
    recognition that the state project of assimilation had been an
    expensive failure.


    1. Build(ing) opposition to the federal government's draconian takeover policy says:

      Dear all,

      Please consider endorsement of the following statement. Stop the
      Intervention Collective in Sydney is working with town camp
      representatives, including Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy camp, to build
      opposition to the federal government’s draconian takeover policy.
      Pasted below is also a media release from the Intervention Rollback
      Action Group in Alice Springs and media articles which give more
      detail of the takeover.

      Endorsements are requested from individuals and organisations. Please
      circulate amongst your networks. Please reply to this address or
      stoptheintervention@gmail.com before 5pm on Thursday 28th of May to
      indicate support.

      In Sydney, the statement will be delivered to the federal Minister for
      Housing, Tanya Plibersek, at her office, 111-117 Devonshire Street
      Surry Hills this Friday May 29 at 12:30pm. We will hold a protest at
      the office and encourage supporters to join us. Protests are also
      being planned in Alice Springs and around Australia.

      in solidarity
      Paddy Gibson
      Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney

      [Editor’s Note: Please contact Mark by email if you wish to received information about this]

  2. Aboriginal Rights Coalition organising meeting says:

    Hi everyone,

    The next Aboriginal Rights Coalition organising meeting is Wednesday May 27th (tomorrow), 6:30pm at the Trades and Labour Council Building, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane.

    1. Macklins takeover of Alice Springs Town Camps
    2. Action on Friday
    3. ACTU Congress
    4. June 20th Rally

    For more info contact Rob: 0424 265 730.

  3. Lex Wotton back on trial says:

    Wotton back on trial for assault charges
    National indigenous Times Issue 178 – 28 May 2009

    NATIONAL, June 2, 2009: Lex Wotton, the man jailed last year for leading the
    2004 Palm Island riots is back in court this week, and back on the island.

    Read more at http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=17870

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