Jul 7, 2010

Ep 111. Defending Indigenous Rights and NAIDOC Week

First to air on 2ser 8th July 2010
Presented by James

This week is NAIDOC week, a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Whilst NAIDOC week is now largely a celebration, its past is strongly linked with Indigenous protests against colonialism and discrimination. Thus it is fitting that during this NAIDOC week Indigenous groups in the Northern Territory have organised the “'Defending Indigenous Rights: Land, Law, Culture ' Convergence. The conference is a meeting of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people from all over the country to discuss the implications of the Northern Territory 'Intervention' and ongoing human rights abuses and discrimination of Aboriginal peoples.

The Third Degrees Jess and Tessa are in Alice Springs for the Conference and have brought us audio from a couple of speakers who spoke at a NAIDOC event in Alice this week ahead of the 'Defending Indigenous Rights' Conference. During the show this week you will hear from Barbara Shaw, who is from the Nancy Town Camp outside of Alice Springs and Steve Gumerungi Hodder, senior journalist at central Australian aboriginal media association.

In this week Show we also played the following great song by the PI Boyz - Aboriginal Justice. It was produced with Desert Pea Media and Smugglers of Light.

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