word for those non Indigenous activists reading this guide
If we really believe in social justice, then the fight for justice for
Australia’s Indigenous peoples should be part of all our activism. It
is important that we move beyond recognising prior ownership and on
going dispossession (important as it is) to really challenging our own
racism(s) and ways of organising. We can begin by listening to Indigenous
people, whilst realising that they are not a homogenous group without
their own challenges. But also, we need to ask questions - What does
solidarity mean to them?, How would they like us to get involved in
their campaigns ? Perhaps the most important thing is to question ourselves
on whether, in our organising, we are just continuing with the same
racist assumptions that have underpinned the colonisation process, and
act to change this racism in ourselves and in our organisations.
are some great websites devoted to indigenous issues that provide suggested
off-line reading as well.
A place in cyberspace for the indigenous peoples of Australia, controlled
and operated by indigenous people.
Foley’s Koori History Webpage
Extensive history, essays and links on Koori history/justice issues
put together by Gary Foley an excellent educational resource
for Land Justice and Reconciliation
Melbourne University students group in support of Land Rights, Justice
and Reconciliation. http://www.sljr.org
People against Racism in Aboriginal Homelands
Contains a vast collection of Indigenous links.
OF NATIVE TITLE VICTORIA DONT
D.O.N.T. is a grass-roots movement comprising of Churches, Community
Groups, Organisations, Unions and concerned individuals taking a stand
with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples against the Howard
Government's "Ten-Point Plan".
1.Phone Peter Lewis or Kate Thompson on (03) 9251 5271
2.FAX Peter or Kate on (03) 9650 4490
Mirimbiak Nations Aboriginal Corporation
Mirimbiak Nations is a Statewide organisation devoted to researching
and co-ordinating land claims in Victoria.
Ph - 9326 3900
The ACF’s indigenous officer is Charlmaine Clarke
Ph: (03) 9416 1166 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
going on now
Wanti - The poison-leave
Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta campaign to stop Federal Government plans for
a radioactive waste dump on their land. Check out http://www.iratiwanti.org
Contact email - email@example.com
ph- 0409 694 864 /  8672 3413
of Lake Eyre
A coalition of environmentalists and Arabunna of the Lake Eyre Region,
taking on Western Mining Corporation. More information about the Arabunna
within this site. http://come.to/lakeeyre
Contact - Tel. (08) 8340 4401
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The indigenous owners of the land west of Bendigo in central Victoria
are setting up a cultural centre to do tours of the sacred sites of
the area and generally provide education. They would love any kind of
help that people can give to get a shop front up and to restore important
Contact: Sue 544 15367 or George 0402 459 039
Yorta Native Title Claim
The Yorta Yorta continue their fight for native title after their appeal
was thrown out by the Federal Court. The original decision by Justice
Olney said that the "tide of history" had washed away the Yorta Yorta’s
native title rights!!#@.
of Kapululangu Australian Aboriginal Women's Centre.
Keeping Traditional Culture strong. The Elders invite your partnership.
Campaign by the Adnyamathanhna / Flinders Ranges Environment Action
Collective people to stop the Beverley Uranium Mine in the Spencer region
of the Flinders Ranges in SA http://freac.gibsonnet.net/
Tel. (08) 8675 2242 or 0428 660 636
Stop Jabiluka!! The Mirrar's people's site against the Jabiluka uranium
Ningala Terrassa EU
ACAM Anarchist Cultural Association is a group in Melbourne undertaking
the creation, with the cooperation of Indigenous people of affinity
in Australia, of an Indigenous Australian Embassy to the European people.
The Embassy, called Ningala Ningala Terrassa EU, is being hosted in
A small organisation committed to Aboriginal genocide litigation, we
have current and pending cases in the Australian court system. Information
regarding these cases is available here http://www.aboriginalgenocide.com.au
Home of the continuing Embassy picket located on the lawns of the old
Federal Parliament. A must visit when in Canberra.