Last year I had the privelege of being at Canberra for Invasion Day which was subsequently named Aboriginal Sovereignty Day. It was certainly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I urge anyone who can to make the effort to be there to support this year. Expecially in light of yet more bullshit from the Queensland cops. This has got to stop.
Update: If you’re in Melbourne:
‘SHARE THE SPIRIT’ INDIGENOUS MUSIC FESTIVAL – VICTORIA’S LARGEST ANNUAL ALL INDIGENOUS MUSIC EVENT
Friday 26 January, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, 12:00 – 6:00
Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation is pleased to announce that the annual Indigenous Music Festival ‘Share the Spirit’ will be held again on Friday 26th January 2007 in Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens. ‘Share the Spirit’ is the only event in Melbourne produced by Indigenous people to celebrate Survival Day. ‘Share the Spirit’ is for everybody, interstate and overseas visitors included.
Featuring a massive line up of Victoria’s finest Indigenous performers including : DAN SULTAN, BRISCOE SISTERS, BOMBA, CHRISTINE WARD, GRANT HANSENS BIG CITY COMBO, THE GRENADINES, DANIEL JAMES BAND plus food stalls & handcrafts.
This year’s concert brings together an awesome line up of fresh new talent that is creating great waves of excitement across the music industry of Australia. Rising stars such as the Briscoe Sisters, Dan Sultan and The Grenadines will play along side crowd pleasers Bomba and music veterans Grant Hansen’s Big City Combo. From folk roots, blues, funk, R & B, reggae to rock, ‘Share the Spirit 2007’ showcases Victorias finest Indigenous performers across all music genres. MC’s on the day include Den Fisher and Peter Grace. ‘Share the Spirit 2007’ starts at 12.00pm running through to 6.00pm, there will also be a great range of food stalls, clothing and handcrafts available for purchase in the market area.
The festival is a day when all Australians of all cultural backgrounds can come together and celebrate, whilst recognising the history and enjoying the culture of Indigenous Australia.
‘Share the Spirit 2007’ is proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and Indigenous radio station 3KnD. The concert is a drug and alcohol free event.
The Negotiating Native Title Forum
26-27 February 2007, Melbourne, Rendezvous Hotel, Flinders St
Agreement Making, Joint venture business partnerships, a cooperative approach to Native Title. Including keynote addresses, case studies, panel discussions and an extra workshop program. There is discounted rate for Traditional Owners, Land Councils and local government.
For more information: http://www.informa.com.au/ibcoz/marlin/system/render.jsp?siteid=30000000421&marketingid=20001475080&MarlinViewType=MARKT_EFFORT