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      National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD):
      Sunday 4 August 2013


      Newsletter date: 3 August 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/03/wgar-news-national-aboriginal-and-islander-childrens-day-naicd-sunday-4-august-2013

      Contents:

      * SNAICC News: Our children's rights must be a priority for governments
      * Invite to the launch of the 2013 National Aboriginal & Islander Children's Day in Melbourne (Sun 4 August 2013)
      * National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD): Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter. (Sun 4 August 2013)
      * Right Now Radio: Interview with Frank Hytten [CEO of SNAICC] on a better future for Indigenous children
      * Sovereign Union: First Nations children are dramatically overrepresented in out-of-home or foster care
      * Nicola Butler, The Stringer: Heather 'Kemarre' Shearer of the National Stolen Generations Alliance

      * German Language: gesellschaft für bedrohte völker: Australien: Lasst den Aboriginal-Kindern ihr Zuhause!
      * German Language: Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief: Keeping them home campaign - (Kampagne um Ureinwohnerkinder bei der Familie zu behalten)
      * Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      OUR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS MUST BE A PRIORITY FOR GOVERNMENTS



      - Media Release

      SNAICC News: Media Release 2 August 2013
      - Our children’s rights must be a priority for governments

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1161
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/_uploads/rsfil/03191.pdf
      2 Aug 13: "On the eve of National Aboriginal and Islander
      Children’s Day, SNAICC Chairperson Sharron Williams has
      called on governments to treat the rights and welfare of
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as a
      priority.
      Ms Williams said urgent action was needed on the
      alarmingly high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander children in out-of-home care, and called on the
      Australian Government to guarantee long-term funding for
      community-controlled early childhood education and care
      services to help close the gap on disadvantage.
      Held on 4 August each year, National Aboriginal and
      Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) celebrates and honours
      the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      children in family and community and raises awareness of
      the critical issues they are facing.
      The 2013 theme is Right Here. Right Now. Our Rights Matter.
      "NAICD is held to tell our children that they are
      special and we care about them. It’s also an important
      occasion to reflect on progress in protecting and
      upholding their rights," Ms Williams said. ... "

      See this link for more articles and events related to
      National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)

      SNAICC News and Events:
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-list-articles.cfm?loadref=32&cursor=1


      * INVITE TO THE LAUNCH OF THE
      2013 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & ISLANDER CHILDREN'S DAY
      IN MELBOURNE (SUN 4 AUGUST 2013)



      - Upcoming NAICD Event

      Event: Sun 4 August 2013: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
      Invite to the launch of the
      2013 National Aboriginal & Islander Children's Day in Melbourne

      Hosted by the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
      "This is a significant day to raise awareness about the
      child rights concerns that Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander children still uniquely and disproportionately experience
      a round the country and stimulate reflection on how communities
      can ensure that all children live these rights every day."
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1142
      Invite: http://www.snaicc.org.au/_uploads/rsfil/03188.pdf
      Flyer: http://www.snaicc.org.au/_uploads/rsfil/03187.pdf


      * NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER CHILDREN'S DAY (NAICD):
      RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. OUR RIGHTS MATTER.
      (SUN 4 AUGUST 2013)



      - Upcoming NAICD Event

      Event: 4 August 2013: various locations in Australia
      National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)
      This year’s theme is: Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter.
      "This year’s NAICD focus seeks to support outcomes
      through increasing public awareness about:
      * The major human rights concerns that Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islander children still uniquely and
      disproportionately experience around the country; and
      * Special rights that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      children have as the Indigenous children of this country."
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1129
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=58//
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1043
      Poster: [front] http://www.snaicc.org.au/tools-resources/dsp-default-e.cfm?loadref=150&txnid=1416&txnctype=resource&txncstype=document
      Poster: [back] http://www.snaicc.org.au/_uploads/rsfil/02956.pdf


      * RIGHT NOW RADIO:
      INTERVIEW WITH FRANK HYTTEN [CEO OF SNAICC]
      ON A BETTER FUTURE FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN



      - Audio Interview

      Right Now Radio:
      Interview with Frank Hytten on a better future for Indigenous children

      http://rightnow.org.au/podcasts/interview-with-frank-hytten-on-a-better-future-for-indigenous-children/
      2 Jul 13: "Two weeks ago, the UN Committee on the Rights of
      the Child handed down a critical report following its
      review of Australia. Australia is a wonderful place for
      most of its children, however not necessarily all of its
      children, especially Indigenous children. On the show,
      Ben Schokman and Evelyn Tadros spoke with Frank Hytten,
      who recently returned from briefing the UN Committee in
      Geneva. Frank is the CEO of the Secretariat of National
      Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC), the peak body
      for Aboriginal children in Australia. ... "


      * SOVEREIGN UNION:
      FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN ARE DRAMATICALLY OVERREPRESENTED
      IN OUT-OF-HOME OR FOSTER CARE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Sovereign Union:
      First Nations children are dramatically overrepresented
      in out-of-home or foster care

      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/638
      Frank Hytten, Aboriginal child welfare advocate:
      " ... If the workers don't take time to actually talk to
      people (and they may be speaking different first languages)
       ... and understand and give credit to their explanations,
      then bad decisions are going to be being made.
      "So we need to examine how children are being taken away
      and what they are being taken away for."
      Fiona Arney, Australian Centre for Child Protection:
      "The best outcome for children will be having them placed
      somewhere where they are loved, where they are safe, and
      where they are connected to their culture and to their
      families, and that may be with family but that may be with
      other caregivers as well."


      * NICOLA BUTLER, THE STRINGER:
      HEATHER 'KEMARRE' SHEARER OF THE NATIONAL STOLEN GENERATIONS ALLIANCE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Heather 'Kemarre' Shearer of the National Stolen Generations Alliance

      http://thestringer.com.au/heather-kemarre-shearer-of-the-national-stolen-generations-alliance/
      3 Jul 13: "Six weeks into her new role as National Project
      Officer, I caught up with Heather Shearer to talk about her
      involvement with the Stolen Generations movement and to
      find out more about her own personal journey and what she
      is hoping to achieve in her role. This is what she had to
      say as we shared a coffee in her home on Saturday 29th
      June 2013. ... " By Nicola Butler
      "Nicola Butler was born in Rose Park South Australia.
      Nicola’s family descends from the Eastern Aranda and
      Luritja peoples of the central desert regions on her
      Father’s side and Scottish, English, German and Swedish on
      her Mother’s side."


      * GERMAN LANGUAGE:
      GESELLSCHAFT FUR BEDROHTE VOLKER:
      AUSTRALIEN:
      LASST DEN ABORIGINAL-KINDERN IHR ZUHAUSE!



      - Kampagne - Übersicht

      gesellschaft für bedrohte völker:
      Australien: Lasst den Aboriginal-Kindern ihr Zuhause!

      http://www.gfbv.de/inhaltsDok.php?id=2657&stayInsideTree=1
      Juli 2013: "Noch haben die Aboriginal People Australiens
      das Trauma, das der bis in die 1970er Jahre verbreitete
      Kindesraub durch Zwangsadoptionen bei vielen verursacht
      hat, nicht überwunden. Unzählige Kinder wurden damals, oft
      mit Gewalt, aus ihren Familien gerissen, an weit entfernte
      Orte Australiens verschleppt und in oft kirchlichen
      Kinderheimen oder Pflegefamilien untergebracht. Über
      mehrere Generationen wurden Aboriginal-Familien so
      auseinandergerissen. Viele Kinder haben ihre Angehörigen
      nie wiedergefunden. Die Trennung löste bei den „Stolen
      Generations“ Traumata aus: "


      * GERMAN LANGUAGE:
      ARTIKEL FUER AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RUNDBRIEF:
      KEEPING THEM HOME CAMPAIGN
      - (KAMPAGNE UM UREINWOHNERKINDER BEI DER FAMILIE ZU BEHALTEN)



      - Kampagne - Übersicht

      Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief Juli 2013:
      Keeping them home campaign
      - (Kampagne um Ureinwohnerkinder bei der Familie zu behalten)

      Respect and Listen: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/NT_Intervention/NT-Intervention-6-Years.pdf
      Indymedia Australia: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/01/artikel-fuer-amnesty-international-rundbrief-juli-2013-nt-intervention
      Juli 2013: "Neue Statistiken zeigen, dass die Anzahl von
      Kindern, die sich in “out-of-home-care” (d.h. in Obhut,
      ausserhalb der Familie sind) befinden, sich seit 2007 fast
      verdoppelt hat. Zwei Drittel dieser Kinder werden mit
      Nicht-Ureinwohnerfamilien und weit entfernt von ihren
      Gemeinden plaziert. Ureinwohneraelterer Rev Dr Djiniyini
      Gondarra, als Sprecher fuer Yolngu Makarr Dhuni, ruft
      auf, dass dieser Trend umgekehrt werden soll indem
      Dienstleistungen und Hilfestellungen fuer Familien in
      Gemeinden gestaerkt werden. Er schrieb diesbezueglich an
      den Chiefminister (Regierungschef) fuer das Northern
      Territory (Der derzeitige Chiefminister ist der erste
      Ureinwohner auf diesem Posten)."

      Fuer mehr Info siehe: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#KTH
      und http://www.respectandlisten.org/

      Jeff McMullen’s Rede “Die Zukunft der Familie”
      Die Rede gibt einen guten Ueberblick und Zusammenhang von
      Selbstmord und Problemen, die sich durch das Wegnehmen von
      Kindern ergeben
      http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention/speeches/jeff-mcmullen---the-future-of-the-family.html
      und http://www.respectandlisten.org/


      * BACKGROUND TO 'KEEPING THEM HOME':
      CAMPAIGN AGAINST FORCED ABORIGINAL ADOPTION IN THE NT


      Last updated: 1 August 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-keeping-them-home-campaign-against-forced-aboriginal-adoption-in-the-nt-aus

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