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makara patapa / quit smoking

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 ... Read more

AFLW Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, spoken by Daisy Allan at the recent AFLW match North Melbourne V Geelong at UTAS Stadium, at Launceston on Kanamaluka/River Tamar. Daisy gives a powerful and energising welcome to the AFLW players before having the important role of the coin toss! The game was at the UTAS Stadium (York Park) on Friday, 16 September 2022 and North Melbourne kept their undefeated streak in lutruwita/Tasmania by 12 points over Geelong. Check out the ... Read more

Public holiday information

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has offered staff to swap tomorrow's public holiday for another day. Therefore, some services will remain open. Information will be updated on this website and shared on social media channels. NORTHWEST Pataway/Burnie – The doctors' clinic is open until 1 pm, other programs will be closed Tulaminakali Health Service and office – closed Connected Beginnings - closed NORTH TAC Launceston reception – open all day, however no doctors available SOUTH Aboriginal Health Service – open all day TAC reception – open ... Read more

Aboriginal Community Golf Days

Aboriginal Community Golf Days A great opportunity to have great fun with community and a little friendly competition. Time: 12 pm to 2 pm Dates: Sundays - 28 August, 30 October, and 18 December 2022 Where: Coal Valley Golf Links, 123 Middle Tea Tree Road, Richmond These sessions are free, and equipment is provided if needed. Casual attire. For ages 16 years and over. Bookings are essential, please contact Sara Maynard on 6234 0700 or 1800 132 260. Read more

Cultural Camp

Cultural Camp pakana rangers watching a cultural burn on lungtalanana Aboriginal community members are invited to a cultural weekend full of activities and great yarns with the truwana and pakana rangers. Depending on the weather, we'll aim to do some cultural burning and have a conversation on how we are using fire. We'll also be talking about the great projects our community organisations are doing. Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 September 2022 Spring Bay Mill, 555 Freestone Point Road, trayapana/Triabunna Places are limited, so ... 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

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

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
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