Legal Education Sessions

Legal Education Sessions for Aboriginal Community The Tasmanian Legal Aid Commission will be coming along to facilitate a range of different community legal information sessions for our Elders/Aged Care Program. We are opening these sessions up for the Aboriginal community to join the Elders/Aged Care program. All sessions will be held: Tuesdays11 am to 1 pm piyura kitina / Risdon Cove (in the community room) Each session has a specific topic, and these are listed below. 30 August 2022 - Enduring guardianship and enduring powers of attorney27 ... Read more

Aboriginal Community Sewing workshop

Learn how to sew or bring one of your own sewing projects at this workshop for Aboriginal community members. We'll be learning how to sew bibs, tote bags, hair bows, scrunchies, face masks, burp cloths, table runners, cushion covers, fabric storage baskets, and you'll have the opportunity to make your own Aboriginal flag! 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday, 23 August 2022Thursdays: 1, 8, and 15 September 2022At the Pyramids, piyura kitina / Risdon Cove Bookings are essential to make sure we are keeping ... Read more

Aboriginal Community Workshops

Aboriginal community members are invited to attend a series of workshops on Aboriginal history and culture. The workshops will include a walk on country, bush tucker and cultural experiences at putalina. Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm31 August, 7 September and 14 September 2022piyura kitina / Risdon Cove Registration is required to keep our community COVID safe. Lunch is provided and transport is available (if needed). You don't need to attend every session. For further information contact Sara Maynard on (03) 6234 0700. Read more

liyini milyathina

liyini milyathina, Singing the Country lungtalanana / Clarke Island Aboriginal community members of all ages are invited to take part in a special project to create songs in palawa kani.  Working with Dewayne Everettsmith, workshops will be held over the next two years to create songs based on the melodies and stories of our ancestors.   We’ll be coming together to write songs about community, country, and culture. We’ll also arrange the music, record them, and perform them for the community.  The first two workshops have ... Read more

Aboriginal Lands Act Review

The Tasmanian Government wants to change the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995, which will change the way land is managed, who and how we elect the council members for the Aboriginal Lands Council Tasmania, and how land is returned. They are asking for feedback, and the consultation about the changes ends on Sunday, 24 July. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre is hearing the main issues to the changes put forward by the Government are: Revisions to Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania (ALCT) Elections The community does not ... Read more

Election for Treaty & Truth-telling Delegates

Aboriginal Community Meeting Election for Treaty & Truth-Telling Delegates 10.30 am | Friday, 29 July 2022 TAC Launceston and online - A link will be provided to people outside Launceston who want to take part in the election. This meeting has been organised to elect community members to represent the Tasmanian Aboriginal community for Treaty and Truth-Telling discussions with Premier Rockliff and the Tasmanian Government. We are looking for nominations from people to be part of this standing delegation. A vote will be held at the meeting. Please contact nipaluna / Hobart reception by ... Read more

Closing the Gap Community Meetings

All Aboriginal Community members are invited to regional Closing the Gap community meetings to talk about: what is happening with Closing the Gapwhat we are currently doing well to care for and protect Aboriginal children and familieshow we can improve our services and programs to care for and protect Aboriginal children and familiesother priority actions we should be taking to help Close the Gap MEETING LOCATIONS piyura kitina / Hobart Tuesday, 26 July 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Morning tea provided pataway / BurnieWednesday, 27 ... Read more

NAIDOC Awards 2022

A strong pakana woman who has deep commitment to family, culture, and country, was announced Aborigine of the Year for NAIDOC 2022. Announced at the flag-raising events across lutruwita, Sinsa Mansell was recognised as a leading aspiration for all members of her community. With a long record of cultural arts development and achievement, nationally and internationally, she is a great role model and mentor to young people, community, culture, and heritage. Her deeply emotive performances celebrate the community’s history and stories, specifically ... Read more

Waking language

The Mercury newspaper has written about the extraordinary work to wake our language. A double-page spread appeared in The Mercury at the start of NAIDOC Week 2022 to celebrate the waking of language through the palawa kani program. June Sculthorpe tells a story about Fanny Cochrane Smith welcoming three stars in the morning and how this has inspired her to track down Tasmanian Aboriginal words for stars and planets. She has identified the word for Orion's Belt as pangalina. Annie Reynolds, palawa kani ... Read more

Aboriginal Lands Theft

The Tasmanian Government is proposing changes to the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995. Some of the proposals will drastically change the way land is managed, who and how we elect the council members for the Aboriginal Lands Council Tasmania, and how land is returned. Aboriginal land management The Government wants any lands handed back to us to go to organisations away from Aboriginal control. Our land managers are experienced and have the deep knowledge and expertise to care for our country and its resources. All Aboriginal people can access Aboriginal land. This will ... Read more
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