Campaigns

Outrage at ALP Candidate call for 4 Wheel Drive Access

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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May 26th 2016: Vandals deface 8,000-year-old Indigenous art in Tasmania "The Government knows the 1975 legislation is outdated and inadequate and Minister Groom is liaising closely with the Aboriginal Heritage Council on the ...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

Urgent Call for Changes to the Aboriginal Relics Act

Urgent Call for Changes to the Aboriginal Relics Act Read more

The Destruction of Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Continues!

Destruction! Read more

Invasion Day celebrations stink

Invasion Day celebrations stink! Daisy Allan gave a spirited speech in palawa kani to mark invasion Day at Parliament lawns. 26 Jan 2016.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOLNC4Jf_mY Read more

Official Aboriginal and Dual Names of places

Aboriginal and Dual Names of places in lutruwita (Tasmania) 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). ... 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 Tasmanian Aborigines did not grow up speaking our language as a first language - there is no shame in that.  As a consequence of the devastating impacts of invasion and colonisation on every aspect of our lives, we have had to deliberately and arduously restore our language to its spoken life.   After two decades, Aboriginal people of all ages can now speak palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, and children learn it from an early age. The Tasmanian ... Read more

Digitising palawa kani and apps

Digitising palawa kani and apps   Existing palawa kani materials have been entered into a database along with each word’s history and background, audio of its sound, images, display charts, any teaching exercises, and any videos. This will continue to grow as new words are revived and resources are produced. This database is installed on computers located in the Aboriginal Children’s Centre and community areas of each of the three regional TAC offices, so community and staff can access, browse, print and download ... Read more
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