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The Global Wake-Up Call Is here!

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

avaaz_wakeupcallThe press is reporting that global climate talks are in a shambles and the UN summit on Tuesday is the only hope to revive them. This Monday, 21 September 2009, citizens globally are flooding media and government office phone lines worldwide with a wake up call for leaders to act -- with phone calls being made from over 2000 rallies, marches, meetings and "flashmobs" in public places across the planet, and by hundreds of thousands of us from home.

Read global news cover at

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/science/earth/20nations.html?_r=1&hp

Should you wish to take part in this global day of citizen action you can  find all the information you need about the great Global Wake-Up Call events and phone-calls on the hub page at this link http://www.avaaz.org/en/sept21_hub/ , including photos, video and a liveblog for us to share our experiences of the day -- make a phone-call from home or work and tell us how it went at this link, or find an event near you to attend.

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Traditional Owners

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

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First Australians image from National Museum of Australia website

The Logan and Albert Conservation Association acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work with others to restore.

We pay respect to the Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians.

Our work involves the lands of a number of peoples including Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal , Yugambeh, Kombumerri and Quandamooka peoples.

The Logan and Albert Conservation Association embraces the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, identity and knowledge.

A significant event is the annual Drumley walk to honour Billy Drumley who was a local hero who worked to make his community a better place. The walk follows the footsteps of Billy Drumley in the early 1900s as he regularly set off on a 60km journey to check on his sister and her family. His trail takes us from the country centre of Beaudesert, up through the forests of the Gold Coast hinterland, and down along the Nerang River to the coastal centre of Southport. Drumley, at the age of 86 completed the walk in a day.

Keep in touch with this celebration at http://www.thedrumleywalk.com/

The Yugambeh Corroboree - Indigenous Language,Food and Art Festival

will be held at the end of the 2010 walk Thursday 12 to Sunday15 August 2010

 

 

MUNUNJALI GREEN ARMY TEAM LAUNCHED AT VERESDALE SCRUB

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

A group of eight aboriginal  young men and women began a 16 week paid work and training program on Tuesday 1 July 2009 with the launch of the Mununjali Green Army Team at the Bilarabyn Reserve, Gleneagle. The project, lead by Mick Morris from BoysTown is the first team funded under the Queensland Government's 'Queensland Green Army' election commitment. Funded by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) the initiative is a joint project between the Mununjali Elders of Beaudesert, the Logan and Albert Conservation Association (LACA), South East Queensland Traditional Owners Alliance Limited (SEQTOA), BoysTown and the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Mulunjali_Green_Army_TeamwAunties Nannette (Bene) Currie and Bonny Currie were also present for the first day of the project to support the young people.

Nannette said "It is so important to give our young people the chance to learn how to work on country and give them a better chance of getting local work".

Lyn Schonefeld from BoysTown and Carla Parker and Andy Grodecki were also there to wish the team well.

The Mununjali Green Army Team will undertake work at the Bilarabyn Reserve which contains endangered Veresdale Scrub vegetation.  The project will follow the Bilarabyn Reserve Restoration Management Plan as part of the "Rescue Action for the Veresdale Scrub Strategic Plan 2006 - 2016"  under the oversight of the LACA Veresdale Scrub Project Manager Carla Parker and Officers from Scenic Rim Regional Council. 

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Reconciliation Australia and Share Our Pride

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

reconciliationVisit Share Our Pride to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The site provides introductory cultural awareness training content as well as listings of events in your State and Territory, book reviews and useful links.

Share Our Pride is the perfect place to start your cultural awareness journey.

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community and pays respect to them and their cultures, and to the elders both past and present.

Reconciliation Australia has launched a national study that looks at the relationship between Indigenous and other Australians. Designed to be repeated every two years, the Barometer explores how we see and feel about each other, and how perceptions affect progress towards reconciliation and closing the gap.

NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

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Indigenous Cultural Heritage Acts Review

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

haveyoursay_copy.jpgThe protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage is in the interest of all Queenslanders, and effective legislation is central to ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, traditions and customs are celebrated and protected.

The Department of Natural Resources and Water (NRW) is reviewing the performance of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003. Submissions must be received by 28 February 2009.

The page to comment online is available from here

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NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

2008naidoc.jpgNAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture and the Indigenous contribution to modern Australia. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities. NAIDOC Week celebrations for 2008 will be held from 6 to 13 July and in 2009 will be held from 5 to 12 July.

The NAIDOC website is an excellent place to start

 

 

 

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