Purrumpa 2022: a blog for mob
by Jillian Mundy
Thursday, 3 November 2022
The Purrumpa blog from mob today comes to you from Caleb Nichols-Mansell
It’s day four at Purrumpa, and we are deep into the program. This morning we heard from several First Nation artists and art workers. Their insight and understanding of the complexities they navigate, day to day within institutions and organisations, was inspiring. I found comfort in their experiences and knowing these aren’t isolated.
One of the young panelists, ...
Justice for Cassius Turvey
On behalf of the Palawa Community, we would like to come together and pay our respects to the families and community of Cassius Turvey.
A beloved child and young leader, Cassius was taken far too early in a senseless and horrific racist attack.
Please come and stand with us in solidarity against this tragic loss, and unite with us to fight against racism and injustice across Australia.
Vigils are being held in Launceston and nipaluna.
TIME/DATE: 12 pm, Friday 4 November 2022LOCATIONS: ...
Important advice from the Aboriginal Health Service
From 14 October 2022, public health recommends that people with respiratory symptoms stay home and take the necessary steps to protect others from COVID-19. This advice has removed the mandated requirement to isolate.
In line with Public Health Advice, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service asks all people who have contact with the service to respect the health of our vulnerable community members by NOT visiting the health services facility for at least seven days (even ...
Firesticks Mentoring Program
Mentoring the next generation of Indigenous fire practitioners in lutruwita / Tasmania.
The Mentoring Program will run in multiple locations across varying country types in lutruwita over 18 months, supporting mob to learn and practice Cultural Fire while being mentored by Firesticks practitioners, mob-to-mob mentoring and working with Community leaders, Elders and local knowledge holders.
Limited spots are available, please visit the
below link to complete the Expression of Interest Form for the lutruwita/Tasmania
Expression of Interest Form, online link
Make sure ...
Are you thinking about studying in 2023?Not exactly sure what career pathway you want to take?Looking at upskilling or furthering your education?Want to find out more?
We're holding information sessions for Aboriginal community members at the Aboriginal Health Service in nipaluna. Jan Langridge, Hobart's Aboriginal Support Officer from TasTAFE, will chat about what courses are on offer in 2023, and what financial assistance and other available support there is for your study journey.
5.15 to 6.15 pm, Wednesday, 26 October 20221 pm to ...
Aboriginal community meetings
Aboriginal community members are invited to meetings to discuss ideas to keep young Aboriginal people out of the Justice System.
Meeting locations and times are below. Morning tea will be provided at all sessions.
piyura kitina / Hobart
10 am to 12 pmTuesday, 18 October
pataway / Burnie
10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, 26 October
10 am to 12 pm Thursday, 27 October
What we'll yarn about:
Letting you know what we intend to do to progress the return of Aboriginal child safety back ...
North West Men's Group activities
waypa rrala / strong men
10 am to 4 pm, Mondays
3 October - Leven Canyon Bush Walk10 October - Ten Pin Bowling17 October - Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston24 October - BBQ limilinaturi / Devonport31 October - pakana Rangers Day7 November - BBQ Pataway / Burnie14 November - Preminghana Trip21 November - Fishing Stanley Wharf28 November - Campfire, Cookup & Feedback5 December - End of Year Two-Night Camp Trip
For more information and bookings call Andrew on 6436 4171 ...
NOTICE OF AGM 2022
In Launceston office and via Teams link 11 am, Sunday, 30 October 2022
On arrival, members should
check the membership register to ensure their details
are still correct.
Apologies, attendees, and confirm quorumMinutes of the meeting of AGM 2021Confirm previous minutesBusiness arising from previous minutesReports and questions:TAC ChairCEOFinance ManagerAuditor’s reportNotice of Intention to Propose a Special Resolution: That Rule 5.4 of the TAC Rule Book be amended by adding after the third paragraph a new sentence to read: Voting can be in ...
To Kill a Treaty
By Michael Mansell
With the Prime Minister and each of the State and Territory
governments backing a referendum for a ‘voice to parliament,’ along with media,
any dissent is unlikely to be heard. But has anyone considered what cost
Aborigines will have to pay for a referendum?
The Uluru Statement has four elements – of which the voice
idea is but one. Treaty, truth-telling and a voice were all based on the
assertion of Aboriginal sovereignty (the fourth element). Mr Albanese has
repeatedly said that Uluru ...
makara patapa / Quit Smoking
There are many reasons that people want to quit smoking. They could be for their health, for their family, or to improve their lifestyle and finances.
Nunami Sculthorpe-Green has been travelling across Lutruwita to listen to and share the stories of people in our community who have or are in the process of quitting smoking.
She heard some fantastic success quit stories and learned why people quit, how they did it, and what help they could access to ...