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      Date: 2 December 2013 09:34
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: First Peoples groups criticise the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse
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      First Peoples groups criticise the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

      Newsletter date: 2 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/01/wgar-news-first-peoples-groups-criticise-the-royal-commission-into-child-sexual-abuse

      Contents:

      * Croakey - the Crikey health blog: Indigenous groups call for specific focus from Royal Commission into child sexual abuse
      * The Stringer: First Peoples groups criticise the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse
      * Background: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander responses to Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

      * SNAICC News: SNAICC Training! Through Young Black Eyes
      * SNAICC News: UP Child Rights campaign and Universal Children's Day
      * SNAICC News: Partnerships can support self determination in Aboriginal communities


      * CROAKEY - THE CRIKEY HEALTH BLOG:
      INDIGENOUS GROUPS CALL FOR SPECIFIC FOCUS
      FROM ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE



      - Introduction and Statement

      Croakey - the Crikey health blog:
      Indigenous groups call for specific focus
      from Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

      http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2013/11/27/indigenous-groups-call-for-specific-focus-from-royal-commission-into-child-sexual-abuse/
      27 Nov 13: "Leading Indigenous groups have issued a joint
      statement to express their "major concern" at the lack of a
      specific mention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      people or acknowledgement of their traumatic history with
      institutions in the terms of reference for the Royal
      Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse.
      The statement followed a Roundtable meeting in Sydney of the:
      * National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
      * Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)
      * National Stolen Generations Alliance
      * First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)
      * National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum.
      The statement calls on the Federal Government to provide
      funding so Aboriginal community controlled organisations
      can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      providing evidence to the Commission, whose stories must
      not just bear witness to their experiences but "lead to
      reforms in policy, systems, attitudes, resources and
      service delivery".
      See the full statement below ... " Marie McInerney


      * THE STRINGER:
      FIRST PEOPLES GROUPS CRITICISE
      THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: First Peoples groups criticise the
      Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse

      http://thestringer.com.au/first-peoples-groups-criticise-the-royal-commission-into-institutional-responses-into-child-sexual-abuse/
      27 Nov 13: "The absence of specific mention of Aboriginal
      and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, or acknowledgement of
      the traumatic history of the First Peoples’ involvement
      with institutions in the terms of reference of Royal
      Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual
      Abuse have upset many. The National Congress of
      Australia’s First Peoples alongside the National Stolen
      Generations Alliance, the Secretariat of National
      Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC), the First
      Peoples Disability Network and the National Family Violence
      Prevention Legal Services Forum, have expressed their
      disappointment that in effect Aboriginal and/or Torres
      Strait Islanders have come off once again less than second
      best." By The Stringer


      - Related News

      The Australian: Indigenous anger over exclusion
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/indigenous-anger-over-exclusion/story-fngburq5-1226769080757#
      27 Nov 13: "THE Royal Commission into Institutional
      Responses to Child Sexual Abuse must consider Aboriginal
      and Torres Strait Islander issues, according to the
      nation's peak indigenous groups, which will today release a
      statement condemning their exclusion. A joint statement
      from the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
      member organisations declares the absence of a specific
      mention of indigenous people in the royal commission's
      terms of reference is a "major concern"." Patricia Karvelas


      * BACKGROUND:
      ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER RESPONSES TO
      ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


      Last updated: 28 September 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/background-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-responses-to-royal-commission-into-child-sex


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      SNAICC TRAINING!
      THROUGH YOUNG BLACK EYES



      - News

      SNAICC News: SNAICC Training! Through Young Black Eyes
      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      20 Nov 13: "SNAICC’s Through Young Black Eyes Workshop Kit
      contains a comprehensive set of resources to assist
      communities or organisations to run workshops about family
      violence, child abuse and neglect, and develop child-safe
      communities, all of which can be adapted to suit local
      community needs. The project has the overarching goal of
      supporting healing from, and the prevention of, family
      violence, child abuse and neglect and supporting the
      building of child safe communities and organisations. To do
      this, the 2-day workshop will aim to build participants’
      capacity to use the Through Young Black Eyes Workshop Kit. ... "


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      UP CHILD RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S DAY



      - News

      SNAICC News: UP Child Rights campaign and Universal Children's Day
      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1259
      19 Nov 13: "Child rights has been a prominent issue this
      year, and the issue of ensuring governments uphold child
      rights is gaining attention across the world. Up Child
      Rights is a global campaign that aims to bring about
      awareness and protection of child rights across the globe.
      The campaign hopes to bring positive change by ensuring
      laws, policies and systems make children a priority. You
      can help the campaign by signing the petition to end the
      violation of child rights and promote the protection of
      children and their rights. ...
      SNAICC produced a Child Rights Education Kit ... "


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      PARTNERSHIPS CAN SUPPORT SELF DETERMINATION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES



      - News

      SNAICC News:
      Partnerships can support self determination in Aboriginal communities

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      20 Nov 13: "An alliance of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
      organisations are working together to promote Aboriginal
      community-control of services in the Northern Territory.
      Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT (APO NT),
      Strong Aboriginal Families, Together (SAF,T),
      National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (Congress),
      Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the
      Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS)
      are leading the initiative. ...
      "Non-Aboriginal NGOs have agreed to work together with
      Aboriginal organisations and communities to promote
      Aboriginal community-control of service delivery. It’s about
      putting Aboriginal people back in the driver’s seat", said
      Mr John Paterson, spokesperson for APO NT. ... "

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