Country, Culture, People, Future

November 2014

Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition 2014

Posted: November 24th, 2014

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The Ngurra Nyingu (We Are From This Country) Exhibition is now in its sixth year and showcases artists of the West Pilbara and shares the stories of its people and culture.

The exhibition runs from 18 – 29 November 2014 and is open Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm in the Woodside Plaza Foyer, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
For more information on the exhibition click here.

Geraldton goes Wajarri

Posted: November 17th, 2014

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Berlin-based artist Pia Lanzinger has developed a project called Geraldton goes Wajarri, as part of a larger program by Perth-based arts organization Spaced. Geraldton goes Wajarri  is designed to provide a forum for the conservation of this language by smuggling Wajarri into the public spaces of the City of Greater Geraldton (Jambinu). 

Although Amangu is the traditional language of the area, today Wajarri is the most commonly spoken Aboriginal language in the Greater Geraldton region of Western Australia.

The launch of Geraldton goes Wajarri, including “adopt a word” will be held this Thursday 20th November, 6 – 7:30pm at the Geraldton Regional Library.

For more information visit http://www.spaced.org.au/projects/pia-lanzinger/

Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference (IBECC)

Posted: November 12th, 2014

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The third annual Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference (IBECC) will be held by the UWA Business School’s Centre for Social Impact from 1-2 December 2014.

The conference offers an opportunity for a range of Indigenous corporations and individuals to engage in an exciting forum for dialogue on best practices to foster growth in the sector.

The IBECC will be of interest to Indigenous business owners and operators, Indigenous Corporations, community organisations, native title and peak body organisations, academics, not for profit enterprises as well as those from the creative and corporate sectors.

For more information on the IBECC visit there website.

 

Registrations Now Open for the WA Heritage Festival

Posted: November 6th, 2014

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The Western Australian Heritage Festival, run by the National Trust is WA’s biggest heritage festival celebrates Australia’s diverse Aboriginal, natural and historic historic through talks, tours, exhibitions and events across Western Australia.

In 2014 the festival attracted over 90,000 people with 169 registered events registered in cities and towns across the state. With a corresponding festival in each state and territory there were over 1,500 events nationwide.

The Western Australian Heritage Festival 2015 will run from 18 April – 18 May. For more information or to register your event visit the Festival website www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au

 

Petition Deadline Extended

Posted: November 4th, 2014

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With over 1200 signatures already received, we need your support now! Please circulate our petition to your network and return all original copies by 19 November 2014.

As you know, the WA Government has released proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. YMAC is extremely concerned about these proposed changes as they appear to be aimed at speeding up the approvals process for developers and industry, and do very little to improve the protection for Aboriginal heritage.

The legislation in its current form is not acceptable. It must reflect a modern view. It must be consistent with similar legislation, Australia-wide. It is time to stand united, and speak with one voice until Aboriginal heritage is given the same respect as Built heritage.  For more information click here.

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