Update on Sovereignty Day activities including solidarity demo for the people of Palm Island.
Share the Spirit music festival
Treasury Gardens 12:00-6:00
Featuring a 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. The festival is a day when Australians of all cultural backgrounds can come together and celebrate, whilst recognising the history and enjoying the culture of Indigenous Australia. The event is FREE.
Rally & march from State Library
Following calls by the Palm Island community for a National Day of Action on 26 January ANTaR Vic is supporting a Melbourne rally and march, starting at the State Library at 11:00 and finishing at Treasury Gardens at 12:00. The rally will highlight that Aboriginal deaths in custody are STILL happening, and call for a just outcome in the review of the inquiry into the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee, and remind all Australians of the struggle for survival that Indigenous people in Australia have been facing over the past 200 years.
Music & dinner ANTaR fundraiser
Lentil as Anything, Abbortsford Convent, from 7:00pm
Lentil as Anything vegetarian restaurant is having a night of music and entertainment to benefit ANTaR Vic. Great food, music, and info about ANTaR will be brought together for a fantastic night. Musicians include Rene + Etienne (Classical guitar with hints of folk), Jane Belfrage + Ensemble (Harp and more), Almaz (Ethiopan dance), Julian Swinnerton (Cellist extraordinnaire from Arts Music at the Convent) Johnny Aseron, ‘Brown Wolf’ (Native American flute player, poet and performer) and MORE. For information about Lentil as Anything http://www.lentilasanything.com/
If you want to help out with any of this get hold of ANTaR
ph (03) 9419 3613
fax (03) 9417 2691
Think I might organise a wee solidarity event in Hamilton. Will let you know if I do.