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2016 Summer Elimatta

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Information Night: AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN HISTORY

AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN HISTORY

Guest Speaker: Kerrie McKenzie OAM

Acknowledging the truth of Australian history frees and empowers us all to create a better future - so that one day we can all walk together as Australians, with dignity, upon this Ancient Land.

Kerrie, a life-long educator, will tell us (as a non-Aboriginal Australian) of her journey, in partnership with Aboriginal community members, to create pathways for a truthful Australian identity.

When: 7:30pm, Monday 13th March 2017

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale.

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Why a Treaty is Vital by Natalie Cromb

Why a Treaty is vital by Natalie Cromb

A Treaty is vital to the future of this nation.

But again, it is not a cure-all.

Constitutional change is symbolic; it is not a cure-all.

A Treaty is the first meaningful step in ensuring that there is engagement of all in the success of its outcomes.

Treaty is the insurance policy we need that we can hold the government accountable for their actions so real gains can be made for the Indigenous people of Australia.

Click here to watch a video of Natalie Cromb talking at the Treaty Forum with Jeff McMullen.

When: 7:30pm, 14th November 2016

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale.

All welcome - this is a Free night, including light supper

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Rare Aboriginal Artefacts Display

Rare Aboriginal Artefacts Display

Come and see a special showing of Aboriginal artefacts rarely seen on public display

Plus

  • Hands on Paper Bark bowl making with Karleen Green.
  • Make your own Bangalow baskets with Julie Janson.
  • Boomerang painting for the kids.
  • Didgeridoo playing. Do you have a didge? Bring it along and play it with Scott Romain.
  • Plus, see the Budawa Aboriginal Signage Group ideas for new Aboriginal signs on the Northern Beaches area.

When: Noon - 6pm, 2nd October 2016

Where: 53 Wakehurst Parkway, Narrrabeen.

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Information Night: Uncle Wes sharing his stories

Uncle Wes sharing his stories

He is the greatest story teller.

At 93, Uncle Wes is sharing his stories – of his grandfather’s dreaming, of bitterness and love, and of his life as an Elder living in Mt Druitt.

He left school when he was eleven.

In those days they only allowed a certain number of Aboriginal people into the school.

When: 7:30pm, 12th September 2016

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale.

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The Oldest Foods on Earth - Information Night

The Oldest Foods On Earth

The Oldest Foods on Earth

by John Newton.Book launch by guest author John Newton

Oldest Foods on Earth’ A history of Australian native foods …. With recipes.

It will convince you that this is one food revolution that really matters.

Meet the author John Newton for Q&A after his talk.

When: 7:30pm, 11th July 2016

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale.



Sorry Day 2016

Sorry Day 2016

29th May what happened at ASG 2016 Sorry Day Commemorate

More infomration: http://asgmwp.net/sorryday-2016.htm



Putuparri and the Rainmakers

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Putuparri and the Rainmakers is an emotional, visually breathtaking story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.

From Fitzroy Crossing and the extraordinary beauty of Kurtal it takes the audiences on a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert.

It’s here that his people have held rituals to bring rain for generations

Donations will be greatly appreciated.

Made possible by:

Josephine & Roy Mustaca of Collaroy Cinema

& Warringah Council

http://putuparriandtherainmakers.com.

When: 10am-Noon, Wednesday 15th June 2016

Where: Collaroy Cinema, 1097 Pittwater Road, Collaroy 2097

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ASGMWP 2016 Guringai Festival Events

A Celebration of Aboriginal Culture and Heritage

2016 Guringai Festival

Please click below to view the exciting events in association with Aboriginal Support Group that will take place during the 2016 Guringai Festival.

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THE GREATER SYDNEY COAST WALK

BARRENJOEY TO NORTH HEAD

Documentary discovering the history of Barrenjoey to Avalon Beach, Narrabeen Lake to North Head. See the historical North Head with Nick Hollo, its vegetation and WWII defences with NP Ranger Mel Tyas plus the stone walls, cliff face searchlights of North Head and the 3rd Quarantine Cemetery with Dr Geoff Lambert.

Meet John Illingsworth, the filmmaker and Dr Geoff Lambert who will tell us more about North Head

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Help!

The Tribal Warrior's boat 'mari nawi' was significantly damaged by fire.

We will be raising money on the night via a raffle.

1st prize - Tickets for 2 on Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve, valued at $1,000.

This boat is used as an income stream for Tribal Warrior's important and highly successful youth programs.

Donations will be greatly appreciated

When: 7:30pm, Monday 9th May 2016

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

All welcome - this is a Free night, including light supper

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Utopia Movie Screening

Missed it last time? Don’t miss it this time.

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Help!

We will be raising money on the night for the Tribal Warrior's boat 'mari nawi' after significant fire damage last month.

The boat is used as an income stream for Tribal Warrior's important and highly successful youth programs.

Donations will be greatly appreciated.

When: 7:30pm, Monday 11th April 2016

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

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Island Home Country

A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia’s colonised history and how it impacts into the present.

Meet the filmmaker and Q&A with Jeni Thornley.

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Island Home Country suggests ‘newcomer’ Australians acknowledge the First Australians and their sovereignty, learn to care for country and work together in a process of decolonisation. Jeni Thornley, a descendant of convicts transported to Australia in 1788, goes on a journey to understand the disturbing history of colonial Tasmania, repressed during her own 1950s childhood. Producer, writer and director: Jeni Thornley

When: 7:30pm, Monday 14th March 2016

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

All welcome - this is a Free night, including light supper

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2016 Autumn Elimatta

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Ethic Centre - Stan Grant

Don't have time to watch the whole IQ2 Racism Debate posted earlier today? Take just eight minutes out of your day to hear Stan Grant's incredible speech – widely acknowledged to be one of the most powerful ever heard at IQ2.

Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream



Free Screening - Liyarn Ngarn

"Coming together of the Spirit"

2015 Guringai Festival

A Documentary tells of the devastation and inhumanity brought upon Indigenous people..

It also offers some kind of meaningful epitaph to the Indigenous lives lost through sheer inhumanity.

Patrick Dodson, Archie Roach, Pete Postlethwaite.


When: 7:30pm, Monday 9th November 2015

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

All welcome - this is a Free night, including light supper

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Book Launch: The Intervention

Book Launch: The Intervention

'Australian writers collaborate to assail Government policy on Aboriginal people'

Jeff McMullen presents select readings from a new anthology

One of the most invasive, puzzling and unprecedented actions by a government in Australian history – the 2007 NT Intervention.

The introduction of this racist legislation has never been fully debated nationally nor has there ever been any significant consultation with the Indigenous communities most affected

Books will be on sale - $25 cash only. Limited stock.

When: 7:30pm, Monday 14th September 2015

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

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Talk about NAIDOC 2015

Sacred Ground Larissa Minniecon and Nicola Wikramanayake

People & Culture Administration and Events Co-ordinator of Harbour City Ferries

When: 7:30pm, Monday 13th July 2015

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

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2015 REMEMBERANCE WALK

2015 REMEMBERANCE WALK

Sunday 24th May 2015

ASG members and interested members of the community met Berry Park, Narrabeen where a Welcome to Country was given and a small talk, then a silent walk to the Scout Hall at Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway. It was a journey of healing to remember the Stolen Generations, the children and their families, the meaning and repercussions of this to all Australians today. A Smoking Ceremony greet us as we arrived at the Scout Hall.

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