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      Date: 29 May 2014 09:59
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: "What about our sacred sites?": Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer
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      "What about our sacred sites?":
      Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer


      Newsletter date: 29 May 2014

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/28/wgar-news-what-about-our-sacred-sites-gerry-georgatos-the-stringer

      Contents:

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: "What about our sacred sites?"
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Dissenting voices rise against single largest native title offer
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Toogarr Morrison says it's Bibbullmun and not Noongar
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Marianne Mackay backs Toogarr Morrison - "we're Bibbullmun, not Noongar"
      * Background to the Nyoongar Tent Embassy, Heirisson Island (Matagarup), Perth, WA
      * Background to Mabo and Native Title


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      "WHAT ABOUT OUR SACRED SITES?"



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: "What about our sacred sites?"
      http://thestringer.com.au/what-about-our-sacred-sites/
      24 May 14: "The Western Australian Government’s $1.3
      billion native title offer to the ‘Noongar/Nyungah’ peoples
      of the south west and the body that has been negotiating
      the proposal, the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea
      Council (SWALSC) continue to take a battering from an
      increasing number of Elders and community leaders. The
      proposal will soon head to the authorisation meetings but
      many believe that less than 10 per cent of those eligible
      may vote. Land and Culture worker, Iva Hayward-Jackson has
      criticised the SWALSC for failing to negotiate protections
      for sacred and historical sites." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      DISSENTING VOICES RISE AGAINST SINGLE LARGEST NATIVE TITLE OFFER



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Dissenting voices rise against single largest native title offer
      http://thestringer.com.au/dissenting-voices-rise-against-single-largest-native-title-offer/
      16 May 14: "The single native title deal for the whole of
      the south west of Western Australia offered by the State
      Government to the Noongar (Bibbullmun) peoples will soon
      head to the six regional authorisation meetings. The
      Western Australian mainstream media - broadcast and print
      - has not given a run to a single dissenting voice,
      despite that the dissenters appear to be the majority,
      while the media have been awash with the Government’s
      position and with the comments of the minority supporters
      of the proposal. But with high profile individuals such
      as the CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Services, Dennis
      Eggington in opposition to the native title deal ... "
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      TOOGARR MORRISON SAYS IT'S BIBBULLMUN AND NOT NOONGAR



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Toogarr Morrison says it’s Bibbullmun and not Noongar
      http://thestringer.com.au/toogarr-morrison-says-its-bibbullmun-and-not-noongar/
      16 May 14: "The processes surrounding the Western
      Australian Government’s 1.3 billion dollar native title
      offer through the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea
      Council (SWALSC) continue to be challenged but by no-one as
      so deeply as Toogarr Morrison. Long-serving cultural
      researcher and artist, Mr Morrison says the map the State
      Government and SWALSC are working with is incorrect and
      leaves custodians and descendants stranded and confused.
      Mr Morrison has disputed the cultural and demographical
      definitions and references around the deal, saying there
      are no ‘Noongar nations’ but a Bibbullmun nation, ... "
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      MARIANNE MACKAY BACKS TOOGARR MORRISON
      - "WE'RE BIBBULLMUN, NOT NOONGAR"



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Marianne Mackay backs Toogarr Morrison - "we’re Bibbullmun, not Noongar"
      http://thestringer.com.au/marianne-mackay-backs-toogarr-morrison-were-bibbullmun-not-noongar/
      24 May 14: "Last week, the Western Australian Government’s
      1.3 billion dollar native title offer through the South
      West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) to the
      ‘Noongar’ peoples was clouded by the challenge from
      cultural researcher, Toogarr Morrison, that the concept of
      a Noongar nation of 13 clans is White construct and that
      instead all those who thought they were Noongars are in
      fact Bibbullmun. Others have now come out in support of Mr
      Morrison’s claims, including high profile ‘Noongar’ rights
      advocate, Marianne Mackay. "Uncle Toogarr is right. We are
      Bibbullmun," said Ms Mackay." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NYOONGAR TENT EMBASSY,
      HEIRISSON ISLAND (MATAGARUP), PERTH, WA


      Last updated: 8 March 2014

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/nyoongar-tent-embassy-heirisson-island-perth-wa


      * BACKGROUND TO MABO AND NATIVE TITLE:

      Last updated: 16 May 2014

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

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