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Launceston Newsletter March – April 2016

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waypa tapilti – Aboriginal Men’s Cultural Trip

Mens cultural trip Flyer May 2016 Read more

Attention! Tasmanian Aboriginal Artists – Fund-Raising Art Exhibition & Sale:

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Official Aboriginal and Dual Names of places

Aboriginal and Dual Names of places There are 14 official Aboriginal or dual names in lutruwita (Tasmania).  These names are in palawa kani, the revived language of Tasmanian Aborigines. 13 of these names were assigned under the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, which was adopted by the State government  in 2012 after many years of lobbying by Aborigines. The names were proposed in separate submissions, with each list reviewed and put out for public comment by the Nomenclature Board (now renamed Placenames Tasmania). The ... Read more

Read about what Aborigines expect from the Tasmanian Government to bring about prompt and uncomplicated reassignment of Aboriginal names.

TAC Submission on Tasmanian Place Names Act Issues Paper 11 January 2016 PDF Version: Submission on Place Names Act Issues Paper The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc. (TAC) is a non-profit community based organisation established in 1973 providing legal, health, educational, cultural and welfare services to Aborigines throughout Tasmania. The organisation is committed to developing the social, political, economic and cultural independence of all Aborigines. Reclamation and protection of Aboriginal land, heritage and culture is one of the most significant of the Centre’s functions.  ... Read more

Tasmanian Aboriginal place names

Tasmanian Aboriginal place names There are no living speakers of the original Tasmanian languages. Spoken records of the original sounds are limited to a few sounds that can only just be heard when Fanny Cochrane Smith spoke on the records of her songs in 1899. So to attempt to recover the original sounds and meanings, we have to start from written records made by early Europeans of the sounds they heard, and the meanings they thought they understood when they heard our ... Read more

Push for a treaty and why some don’t want recognition in the Constitution

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Use of palawa kani Aboriginal Language

Use of palawa kani Aboriginal Language policy. This policy outlines the community agreed protocols for use of the revived palawa kani language. Policies determining Aboriginal language use are based on the principle of Aboriginal control and are set by the Aboriginal community through the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.   Click here to open: Use of palawa kani Aboriginal Language policy. Read more

Tasmanian Health Service Recognising and Supporting Cultural Diversity

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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
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