We speak with Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation on the call for a Royal Commission in the wake of the Don Dale detention centre revelations of abuse in the Northern Territory.
In recent years we’ve seen a renaissance of the struggle for Aboriginal self-determination. From the rebirth of the Canberra tent embassy to our own Matagarup encampment and the ongoing campaign against deaths in custody, many valiant and self-sacrificing leaders have emerged. Brisbane-based Bogaine Spearim is one such champion of this new movement. We spoke to […]
We talk to Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in the wake of the Federal Government’s pledged $1 million to set up a “critical response” project to tackle Indigenous suicide in Western Australia. The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation has worked with the Aboriginal community at the grassroots level for 30 years in a wide ranging […]
We speak with Yarramun, blogger at http://black-australia.tumblr.com/ about the racist nature of the ‘walkabout’ dance party which caused a social media storm.
Bella Bropho discusses the latest police invasion of the refugee camp at Matagarup. She is one of the participants in this camp and the interview was recorded at the site. This is a sacred Indigenous site that is serving as a refugee camp for people who are being affected by the closure of Indigenous communities. […]
Tammy Solonec Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Manager at Amnesty International Australia speaks with us about their new report which finds Aboriginal youths are 24 times more likely to be in detention. The report is available from the following link – www.amnesty.org.au/images/uploads/…onal_report.pdf
We spoke to AHAA’s Clayton Lewis about news of Gindalbie Metals Ltd’s nomination to host a radioactive waste dump at Badga Station in WA’s Midwest, and the actions being taken by the Widi Native Title group in opposition.
In the wake of seven weeks of global protest against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, we spoke to organiser Sam Cook, from SOS Blak Australia, about the significance of the movement.
Update from Robert Eggington of Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation on their battle to maintain the Kyana Gallery.
The Kyana Gallery, important bastion of cultural artefacts and artworks, and home to Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation and it’s cultural, healing, educational and political advocacy is under threat from the Indigenous Land Corporation by the lease being dissolved. We talk with Robert and Selina about their life long work and their battle to continue their work. 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
We speak with Bella Bropho spokesperson for the Swan Valley Nyungah Community about the forced removal of her people from their community land in Lockridge and their ongoing struggle to reclaim that land.
Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation reading a piece that was to be published in ‘The West Australian’. Disgracefully the opinion piece was rejected by the West Australian editors in a blatantly prejudicial decision. This talk was recorded at the Perth Trans Pacific Partnership Forum on the 5/2/2014. Audio here…. Video here…
Gerry Georgatos on the Aboriginal suicide crisis – from tragic to catastrophic
Qld Indigenous activist Sam Watson on a disturbing case of police brutality against Sheila Oakley
Cultural educator and film maker Dennis Simmons on his involvement in a first ever Aboriginal swim team from Perth to Rottnest.
Utopia: a new documentary from John Pilger we speak with Robert and Selina Eggington from the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation about their involvement with this film and their hopes of its potential impact.
Swan River elder Albert Corunna joins us tonight to share his concerns about the deal Barnett is offering to the Noongar people of the Southwest. And, with the sectarian bloodshed worsening every day on the streets of Iraq, we replay an interview with Iraqi academic-in-exile Sami Ramadani on ten years since the American invasion of […]
With the finalisation of Premier Colin Barnett’s offer of settlement for the Noongar people, we speak to South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council CEO Glen Kerry on the merits or otherwise of the deal. And the Indymedia crew will also be breaking you a highlights package from Saturday’s PRISM Break protest, an event held […]
Chantal Roberts, Executive Officer of Shelter WA, on the ever-worsening housing crisis in this State at a time when the economy is booming…for some of us. Nyoongah cultural educator and community leader Dennis Simmons on Reconciliation Week, the Adam Goodes “affair” and the recent crisis summit on Aboriginal suicide. Plus news from Democracy Now and […]
On the show anti-GMO campaigner Janet Grogan on this Saturday’s March Against Monsanto, and academic & union activist Claire Parfitt on last week’s strike at Sydney University. Also a chat with law student, Aboriginal rights activist and tent embassy organiser Marianne Mackay about the possible looming showdown at Matagarup (Herrison Island) in the wake of […]
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 […]
Mark Lawrence from Stand up for the Burrup brings us up to speed with the campaign. Click here to listen