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Land Management Update Sept 2016

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liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong)

liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong).   Click here for Video on youtube Click here for Audio only on soundcloud This track includes palawa kani, the Aboriginal language of Tasmania. Theresa Sainty and Jodi Haines songwriters. Jodi Haines lead vocals, Jude Reid, Ruth Langford, Donna and Warren Mason backing vocals. Phil McKercher, Producer - Filmak Studios. Song recorded and montage from film, part of Bob Brown Foundation - Tarkine (takayna) in Motion campaign 2015 Read more

Vandals deface 8,000 year old rockshelter art

  Media Releases: May 26th: Urgent Call for changes to the Relics Act   May 25th: THE DESTRUCTION OF TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HERITAGE CONTINUES       The Mercury, May 26 2016: Ancient Aboriginal cave art defiled The vandalism of two hand stencils by the River Derwent has prompted Aboriginal leaders to call for tougher penalties for the destruction of indigenous heritage.   ABC news, May 26th 2016: Vandals deface 8,000-year-old Indigenous art in Tasmania "The Government knows the 1975 legislation is outdated and inadequate and Minister Groom is liaising closely with the Aboriginal Heritage Council on the ... Read more

palawa kani sentences – I am sick

  Hear audio recording below. mina munathiya - I am sick. mina takwatja - I have a runny nose. mina lati mapali  - I'm coughing lots. prupari rri-nanya mukwi-ta  - Put your hand on your mouth. mina kukantara - I am tired. rana-mana miriti - My body hurts. tiyakuni - It's hard to breathe. mina luwara & ranana - I am hot and cold. paytamiriti payintrika - Bad headache. mina putiya makara lunalari - I can't stop sneezing. mina wingani tanitay - I feel dizzy. mina wingani like tiya - I feel like ... Read more

takayna Victory – Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed

takayna Victory! Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed See: APPEAL DETAILS March 1st 2016. Federal Court decision prevents 4WD access to three tracks south of Sandy Cape, in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, and in the coastal strip declared as National Heritage, under the name 'Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape (WTACL). Full Judgement Here (Word doc in top left of webpage): Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated v Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (No 2) [2016] FCA 168 and Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Summary: Protecting indigenous heritage ... Read more

New Legal Service Abandons Aborigines

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And all the children came back

Talking Point: The Mercury, Friday 4th September 2015 Heather Sculthorpe says the last thing we need is another stolen generation, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community can look after its own kids. Click below to read the full article. And all the children came back Read more

ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE HAS BEEN DEFUNDED

After 42 years of delivering quality culturally appropriate legal assistance to the Aboriginal Community the Commonwealth Government has defunded the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal program has complied with all funding requirements in the history of the organisation.  We have never breached our compliance and have an impeccable financial record. You cannot duplicate or replicate a holistic community controlled service outside the community.  No other State, organisation nor agency would be able to administer culturally appropriate legal services to Aboriginal ... Read more

petition Federal Attorney General, Senator George Brandis^: Reinstate funding to the Aboriginal Legal Service in Tasmania

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