Self Determination

APY Lands artists push for Alice Springs studio for protection from 'carpetbaggers'

Senior artists from South Australia's APY Lands want to set up a permanent art centre in Alice Springs to protect people from being exploited by unscrupulous dealers known as carpetbaggers.

Prominent artist Nyurpaya Kaika said, "We've been watching over the years how so many of our people are getting stuck in Alice Springs, particularly those who are now on dialysis regime that can't leave; their families comes in and join them and they're stuck there for years and years." Read more about APY Lands artists push for Alice Springs studio for protection from 'carpetbaggers'

'Treaties of Unity' - Alice Springs meeting September 2015 - 7 Videos

Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015

Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015

The complete transcript of Jeff McMullen's Lecture at Charles Darwin University on 6 Augus 2015 - Vincent Lingiari knew who he was and that this land held him close to its heart. "You can keep your gold. We just want our land back." The Old Man knew that the answer was in the hearts of good men and women who stood together as the best of mates. He never doubted what was right, no matter how long it took or how many tried to buy him off. The Old Man outlasted all the naysayers because he lived his value system and he led good people with him on the long road towards equality. Read more about Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015

Second Symposium of the First Indigenous Delegates at the UN

Statement by the first delegates of 1977-1981 and the younger generation
We are Still Here!

Geneva, 19 June 2015 Read more about Second Symposium of the First Indigenous Delegates at the UN

Space for Justice after Mabo: Theological Critiques of Sovereignty

Throughout Australian history, principle has been overwhelmed by economic interest, and the idea of justice embodied in natural rights is voted down by justice made in the image of the majority. The Mabo decision of the High Court in 1992 might be taken as a paradigm case of what has been called "complex space." Instead of assuming a homogenous jurisdiction over Australian territory, the court had to acknowledge the validity of a different legal system and "storied" country inside the national borders. - Theological Critique by Mark Brett, Professor of Old Testament Read more about Space for Justice after Mabo: Theological Critiques of Sovereignty

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