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      Aboriginal deaths recalled at Canberra vigil:
      Biwa Kwan, SBS Radionews


      Newsletter date: 27 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/26/wgar-news-aboriginal-deaths-recalled-at-canberra-vigil-biwa-kwan-sbs-radionews

      Contents:

      * SBS Radionews Audio: Aboriginal deaths recalled at Canberra vigil
      * SBS Living Black Radio Remembers Our First Nations ANZACS, from two countries
      * NITV News: Black Diggers Project brings Indigenous soldiers to the stage
      * NITV News: Calls to better honour Indigenous soldiers
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Recognising the role of Indigenous and Maori soldiers
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous families in ANZAC Day march
      * The Wire Audio: From the boxing ring to Gallipoli: Joe Murray's story

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Dumbartung convenes Suicide Crisis Summit

      * Other articles


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      ABORIGINAL DEATHS RECALLED AT CANBERRA VIGIL



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Radionews Podcasts: Aboriginal deaths recalled at Canberra vigil
      By Biwa Kwan
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/264116/Aboriginal-deaths-recalled-at-Canberra-vigil
      24 Apr 13: "A vigil has been held in Canberra to commemorate
      the lives lost during clashes between Aboriginal people and
      British settlers. The annual event is held just after sunset
      on the eve of ANZAC Day on the lawns of the Aboriginal
      Memorial Grove. Aunty Jude Kelly, who officiated at the
      ceremony, told Biwa Kwan about its significance."


      - Past Event

      Event: Wed 24 April 2013: Canberra, ACT
      Canberra Anzac Eve Peace Vigil 2013
      "With each successive Vigil on the eve of Anzac Day,
      our contemplation of the sufferings in Australia’s war
      involvements is deepening, with particular recognition
      and sorrow for the ongoing trauma to Aboriginal peoples
      in the wake of Australia’s Frontier Wars; ...
      This year, a ceremonial focus is the kindling of the
      Peace Fire at the Aboriginal Memorial, embers of
      which will light the lanterns and Welcome to Country
      ceremony at the top of Mt. Ainslie, light the community
      gathering and smoking ceremony at Remembrance Park,
      and light the walkers’ way to the all-night Peace Vigil
      at the end of Anzac Parade."
      Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/canberra-anzac-eve-peace-vigil-2013


      See:

      WGAR News: 'Gallipoli, Inc' helps the denial of genocide:
      David T. Rowlands, Green Left
      (ANZAC Day - 25 Apr 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/24/wgar-news-gallipoli-inc-helps-the-denial-of-genocide-david-t-rowlands-green-left


      * SBS LIVING BLACK RADIO
      REMEMBERS OUR FIRST NATIONS ANZACS, FROM TWO COUNTRIES



      - Audio

      SBS Living Black:
      Living Black Radio Remembers Our First Nations ANZACS,
      from two countries

      By Michelle Lovegrove
      http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/264130/t/Living-Black-Radio-Remembers-Our-First-Nations-ANZACS-from-two-countries/in/english
      24 Apr 13: "We remember with respect, the great sacrifices
      of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori
      ANZACS. ... There's growing recognition of the role First
      Nations soldiers from Australia and New Zealand played in
      the two World Wars. Ceremonies will be held on ANZAC Day in
      both countries to honour those soldiers who served. And
      serve they did, despite the fact that the Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islander soldiers weren't recognised as
      citizens of the country they risked, and gave their lives
      for."


      See:

      WGAR News: Noah Riseman, WA Today: Our black history:
      lest we forget Aboriginal veterans
      (ANZAC Day - 25 Apr 13)
      [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/24/wgar-news-gallipoli-inc-helps-the-denial-of-genocide-david-t-rowlands-green-left

      WGAR News: Keeli Cambourne, Illawarra Mercury: Aboriginal Diggers
      'couldn't even get a beer in a pub'
      (ANZAC Day - 25 Apr 13)
      [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/24/wgar-news-gallipoli-inc-helps-the-denial-of-genocide-david-t-rowlands-green-left


      * NITV NEWS:
      BLACK DIGGERS PROJECT BRINGS INDIGENOUS SOLDIERS TO THE STAGE



      - Video

      SBS World News:
      Black Diggers Project brings Indigenous soldiers to the stage

      Source: Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1759570/Black-Diggers-Project-brings-Indigenous-soldiers-t
      24 Apr 13: "The records of the over 1,000 Indigenous
      soldiers who served in the first world war have been
      researched as part of the Black Diggers Project, a new
      theatre performance. The Sydney Festival and Queensland
      Theatre Company are working with the Balnaves Foundation to
      develop a play that looks at the role of Indigenous
      soldiers in World War I. The records of the over 1,000
      Indigenous soldiers who served in the first world war have
      been researched as part of the Black Diggers Project. ...
      The Black Diggers Project wil be performed at the Sydney
      Festival in January."


      * NITV NEWS:
      CALLS TO BETTER HONOUR INDIGENOUS SOLDIERS



      - Video

      SBS World News: Calls to better honour Indigenous soldiers
      Source: NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1759904/Calls-to-better-honour-Indigenous-soldiers
      25 Apr 13: "Indigenous soldiers have been remembered in a
      ceremony in Canberra and in the streets of Sydney's inner
      suburb of Redfern, amid calls to better recognise
      Aboriginal diggers' contributions. "Amongst non-Indigenous
      Australians, the service and sacrifice of Torres Strait
      Islanders and Aboriginal men is very much unknown", said
      Gareth O' Connell from the ATSI Veterans and Services
      Association at a ceremony in Canberra. Indigenous
      Australia's contribution to the nation's security has been
      present at every conflict from the colonial forces through
      to the current operations in the Middle East."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      RECOGNISING THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS AND MAORI SOLDIERS



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Recognising the role of Indigenous and Maori soldiers

      By Kerri Worthington
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/264032/Recognising-the-role-of-Indigenous-and-Maori-soldiers
      24 Apr 13: "There's growing recognition of the role
      indigenous soldiers from Australia and New Zealand played in
      the two World Wars. Ceremonies will be held on ANZAC Day in
      both countries to honour the indigenous soldiers who
      served. But how do the experiences of Australian Aboriginal
      soldiers during, between and after the wars, compare with
      those of New Zealand Maori? Kerri Worthington explores."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      INDIGENOUS FAMILIES IN ANZAC DAY MARCH



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Indigenous families in ANZAC Day march

      By Ryan Emery
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/264284/Indigenous-families-in-ANZAC-Day-march
      25 Apr 13: "In Perth, family members of former Indigenous
      servicemen were among those who marched on ANZAC Day. ...
      It's only been in recent times that Indigenous people's
      contribution to Australia's previous war efforts has been
      acknowledged. In Perth, family members of former Indigenous
      servicemen were among those who marched on ANZAC Day.
      Western Australia correspondent Ryan Emery spoke to Vietnam
      veteran John Schnaars who helped organise the march."


      * THE WIRE AUDIO:
      FROM THE BOXING RING TO GALLIPOLI: JOE MURRAY'S STORY



      - Audio

      The Wire:
      From the boxing ring to Gallipoli: Joe Murray's story

      Produced by Lisa Burns
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10283
      24 Apr 13: "Anzac Day is a time of reflection for
      Australians here and abroad, especially for those who have
      family who fought in the First World War. For one Aboriginal
      man who made the pilgrimage to Anzac Cove last year,
      tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of a very sacred
      journey.
      Featured in story:
      Edoardo Crismani, grandson of champion Aboriginal boxer
      and World War Two serviceman, Joe Murray"


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      DUMBARTUNG CONVENES SUICIDE CRISIS SUMMIT



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Dumbartung convenes Suicide Crisis Summit
      http://thestringer.com.au/dumbartung-convenes-suicide-crisis-summit/
      26 Apr 13: "Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation is leading
      the way in trying to have something done at long last about
      reducing the high rates of Aboriginal youth suicide. ...
      The Aboriginal youth suicide rates in the Kimberley are
      among not only the nation’s worst but among the world’s
      worst rates. Aboriginal youth suicide is an endemic tragedy
      throughout Western Australia ... The stressors and
      underwriters of youth suicide – the high levels of
      unemployment, lack of substantive education opportunities,
      chronic and abject poverty – are pernicious throughout
      Aboriginal communities and especially in the remote."
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Analysis / Opinion

      Socialist Alternative:
      Racism at the University of Western Australia

      http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7721:prosh-western-australian-for-racist&Itemid=454
      24 Apr 13: "Prosh is a newspaper put out once a year by the
      University of Western Australia Student Guild. Every year
      it sets a new benchmark in offensive content. This year it
      has been criticised for, among other things, a "satirical"
      piece titled "Aboriginal Dreamtime Horoscopes with Nooloo
      Billy". According to the paper’s defenders, the piece is
      meant to satirise racist views towards the Aboriginal
      community. In reality, it makes fun of Aboriginal people
      and purveys a racist viewpoint." By Amber Maxwell

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