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Takayna tracks referred for Federal Assessment

takayna tracks referred for Federal Assessment Hodgman Government continues their relentless push to let 4WDs in to destroy heritage. This is following our court case that was successful, but was muddied by response to the government's appeal   So now the state government have to prove that their planned mitigation works does not impact on the national heritage values of the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape. Two week period for submissions It is now open for public consultation for two weeks on the federal Environment Department’s website. Media:   Read more

Land Management Update Sept 2017

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nupiri muka “Eye of the Sea” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) official naming at the Australian Maritime College, Friday 18 August

nupiri muka “Eye of the Sea” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)   Official naming at the Australian Maritime College, Friday 18 August Southern Cross News Read more

palawa kani nayri mina-tu (Our Language Matters) because…

palawa kani  nayri mina-tu  (Our Language Matters) was the 2017 NAIDOC theme. To celebrate this, Aborigines of all ages across the state wrote and recorded their own message about why our language matters and what it means to them. The messages are written either in palawa kani or a mix of palawa kani and English depending on the writer’s level of language use. These messages were written across rri (hand) stencils and displayed in Hobart at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) and the Aboriginal Children’s ... Read more

palawa kani NAIDOC Week Activities 2017 Our Language Matters

NAIDOC Week 2017 Our Language Matters As part of NAIDOC week, families and programs took part in a variety of activities celebrating the theme Our Language Matters. Here are videos and photos of some of the celebrations: Scarlett Spotswood & Stella Hall giving Welcome to Country, Launceston Mall, NAIDOC 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSno71b0L-I&feature=youtu.be kanaplila-ripana (Youth Dance), perform nawama papiti (thunder & lightning) and warruwa (evil spirit) dances for NAIDOC Week, Launceston Mall, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDgAQVxrdSI&feature=youtu.be pakana kitina (little Tassie Blackfellas) group singing in palawa kani, Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOnYaobNP28&feature=youtu.be Cooper Marshall, giving ... Read more

Make trip suggestions for rrala milaythina-ti / Strong in Country project

Video demonstration: Suggest a community trip on our live map @  https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2539751#     For more details about the project: rrala milaythina-ti \ Strong on Country Project Read more

palawa kani Meme Challenge

Mother language Meme Competition #palawakani Aboriginal youth created their own memes in palawa kani.  In celebration of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day 2017 on February 21. Mother Language Day was founded to promote and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity around the world, with a special emphasis on indigenous, minority, heritage, and endangered languages. The Challenge: Join the movement and participate by creating an original meme in your mother language, add a hashtag, and share with others around the world.   Read more

Reconciliation Event in Burnie

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4700197/reconciliation-week-celebrations/ Read more

ABC website – Right Wrongs – that can be used any time, Reconciliation Week or not.

http://www.abc.net.au/rightwrongs/ Read more

11 more Aboriginal + Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017

11 more Aboriginal and Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017 11 palawa kani Names for places are ready to be sent to the Tasmanian Government’s Nomenclature Board to consider in their June 2017 meeting.   These are names for 9 places at Cape Grim; and for 2 waterfalls which do not already have names – one in Launceston and one in Hobart. The previous two batches of names each took about twelve months to be assigned so we can ... Read more
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