Genocide

Funding cut signals the destruction of Aboriginal life in Australia

Nigel Scullion Maralings Atomic Bombs Aboriginal Homelands

In the announcement made in recent days, Aboriginal communities in South Australia have suffered a 90 per cent cut to their funding. APY Lands – including Amata, Pukatja (Ernabella), Indulkana – have received no funding at all. These include big settlements as well as smaller communities and homelands. There is no funding for the Maralinga Lands. WA has accepted a one off $90 million for their 'transfer' grant and consequently announced 150 communities would be closed down. This has received much publicity, and the South Australian situation is much less known. Read more about Funding cut signals the destruction of Aboriginal life in Australia

Videos - SOS Forced closure of Aboriginal homelands - Smoking, March & Speeches - Canberra

Here are the videos of the Canberra gathering, smoking ceremony, speeches and march. The speakers were Senator Rachel Seiwert (Greens), Nova Peris (Aboriginal Labor MP), Alice Haines (One of the key SOS Global organisers), Ghillar Michael Anderson (Sovereign Union), Nicole Culbong (Perth), Shaun Harris (WA), Gerry Georgatos (WA), Rod Liddle and Hamid Bin Saad (Kimberley). Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities was an Australia wide rally and online event with international support. Read more about Videos - SOS Forced closure of Aboriginal homelands - Smoking, March & Speeches - Canberra

The slow and painful death of Coonana Homelands community in the WA Goldfields

In the 1950s the Spinifex people living at Maralinga in the Great Victoria Desert were dispossessed from their homelands to allow for atomic testing to be carried out by governments of the United Kingdom and Australia. The people were placed at Cundalee but they were moved onto Coonana because of water issues. Coonana lies approximately 170km east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder along the Trans Access Road, Once a busy community but following the government bleeding the community of vital resources, it is now all but deserted. Read more about The slow and painful death of Coonana Homelands community in the WA Goldfields

Suicide is heading to a humanitarian crisis – it is a leading cause of death

The suicide rate for young people in First Nation communities is of catastrophic proportions, but there is so little discussion and attention given to it by government's, the media and mainstream Australia. Suicide is evidencing itself in high-income nations as demonstrative that social cohesion is fallacious. And there is much mention in the media of gun and drug-related violence, but it fails to and discuss the leading cause of lethal violence – suicide. In Australia, suicide prevention should be highly prioritised in the nation’s social agenda. Read more about Suicide is heading to a humanitarian crisis – it is a leading cause of death

Meston's 'Wild Australia' Show 1892-1893

Meston's 'Wild Australia' Show 1892-1893

A little before 1892, Archibald Meston who later became the Southern Protector of Aboriginals for Queensland rounded up 27 First Nations people from Wakaya, Kuthant, Kurtjar, Arapa, Walangama, Mayikulan, Kabi Kabi, Kalkadoon and Muralag. There were 22 men, four women and one child. He called his prisoners the 'Wild Australia' show and carted them down the east coast of Australia until he ran out of funds and deserted them in Melbourne. - A Photographic Exhibition aims to reconnect families to their descendants. Read more about Meston's 'Wild Australia' Show 1892-1893

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