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6th May #suicide #indigenous #iraqwar

A discussion about the tragic rates of suicide in the Aboriginal community with the Directors of Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation Robert and Selina Eggington and Maar Koodjal cultural educator and community leader Dennis Simmons.

Sami Ramadani, senior lecturer in sociology at London Metropolitan University and a political refugee from Iraq on the 10 years of the Iraq war and the threat of another full scale Iraqi civil war.

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3 Responses to 6th May #suicide #indigenous #iraqwar

  1. Youri October 22, 2014 at 3:09 am #

    please sign the petition to save the Dumbartung/Kyana Gallery and Healing Center. http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/indigenous-land-corporation-ilc-not-to-dissolve-the-rental-agreement-with-the-kyana-gallery-facility?share_id=GnMBDiuflt&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
    please after signing the petition, I strongly urge people to e-mail The ILC at ilcinfo@ilc.gov.au and you can call these number ILC Public Affairs Branch – 08 8100 7100 and Free Call: 1800 818 490 to demand Dumbartung be conserved and not close down. there aren’t many places that show the true history of Australia, celebrate the indigenous culture which is the longest one of its kind it all of humanity, and have a place of memorial of aboriginal people who’ve lost their lives due to racist policies of the past and present. There Healing Centers for women who are victims to domestic violence and those who’ve lost loved ones and friends to the suicide epidemic ought to be further funded, and conserved, not have their operations halted and threatened to close down.

  2. Youri May 31, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    help Robert Eggington and aboriginal people by doing the following. Dumbartung a memorial/historical/cultural/and healing center is still under threat of closing down despite records signing the petition to save it. Support Dumbartung by contacting the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion for funding from the extended introduced IAS funding offers at PO Box 6100 Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600. Telephone 02 6277 7780 Fax 02 6273 7096 or e mail senator.scullion@aph.gov.au this is an urgent request and a way support can be shown! one of the few grassroots aboriginal healing centers to help people cope with suicide and the apartheid that causes it as well as celebrating aboriginal culture and teaching people the true history of Australia.

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    […] had the privilege of speaking to Robert and Selina twice now on the Perth Indymedia show.  The first time about the suicide epidemic in the Aboriginal community and the second time about their involvement […]

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