3KND Indigenous Radio

3KND (kool and deadly) is Melbourne’s first Indigenous owned and managed radio station, providing a vital service not only to the Indigenous community but also to the wider community as a whole. 3KND provides information and entertainment for our community and anyone else who wants to join in. We provide specialist training in radio & media broadcasting to Indigenous community members. Media services available at 3KND Radio are wide ranging including; radio and online broadcast services, multimedia media training and studio recording hire and music production. 3KND radio station provides the community with 24 hours Broadcast service to our listeners in a friendly, informal, educational and positive in Indigenous spirit, whilst maintaining the highest standards of technical and programming excellence.

Listen in to hear broad coverage of community and Indigenous issues and events and awesome music. Training programs are available for Indigenous community members.

48 Mary Street Preston VIC 3072
03 9471 1305
email available via website

www.3knd.org.au

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a national icon for the Aboriginal sovereignty movement, which has consistently challenged the legitimacy of the sovereignty of the colonial regime. This stand was vindicated by the High Court Mabo decision which ended the claim that Australian sovereignty derived from terra nullius, land belonging to no-one and was based on ‘discovery’. Subsequently, Australian sovereignty is deemed to derive from an ‘Act of State’, which is only a doctrine of international law, not international law itself. The Embassy has a strong association for grassroots Aboriginal nations and Peoples across Australia, because it is seen as the vehicle through which the resolution of the opposing Sovereignties will be ultimately resolved. The Embassy consistently calls for the Prime Minister to ‘come and talk’ in order to effect a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Instead, Embassy residents are repeatedly terrorised by massive police manoeuvres to remove the Embassy.

There is always a Corroboree for Sovereignty each year on 26 January and the following days. Everyone is welcome. Stay in touch via facebook for other Embassy activities and discussion on Sovereignty.

Parliament lawns, Canberra ACT 6201
aboriginaltentembassyfacebook@gmail.com

www.facebook.com

ANTaR

ANTaR is a peoples’ movement, committed to the rights and perspectives of Indigenous peoples to determine their own future with the support of the Australian People. ANTaR coordinates a major national community education and awareness campaign on native title, reconciliation and other issues. This includes: maintaining close liaison with Indigenous leaderships and communities; conducting national campaigns and lobbying on Indigenous affairs issues; and conducting education and awareness projects targeted at non-Indigenous Australians and international audiences. ANTaR's purpose has always been to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people speaking for themselves, rather than to speak for them. Central to ANTaR's activities has been the Sea of Hands. Over 300,000 Australians have put their signatures on a hand in the Sea of Hands and helped in its installation in locations around Australia.

To get involved you join your local ANTaR group, or take action on specific campaigns such as those addressing constitutional, health and justice inequality and implementation of the United Nations human rights charter. ANTaR holds a number of events throughout the year to promote key campaign issues or celebrate important dates on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander calendar. Find out what's happening near you.

PO Box 77 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Local offices in all states and territories
02 9280 0060
antar@antar.org.au

antar.org.au

Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia

The Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA) acts as an umbrella group for organisations campaigning against the nuclearisation of Australia. Our role is mainly in research, political lobbying and publication of information that we believe the community needs in order to make informed decisions about uranium mining, nuclear power, weapons and waste. We are not a 'special interest group.' We are the tip of the iceberg, representing the 70-80% of Western Australians who oppose uranium mining and waste dumping in Australia, particularly in our home state. Toro Energy is now a step closer to opening WA's first uranium mine at Lake Way near Wiluna in WA's far east, right at the gateway to our celebrated Canning Stock route. This mine proposal jeopardises a number of protected species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world, and opens the door for the nuclear industry to expand its presence in this fragile desert ecosystem.

Connect with us through our facebook page to keep up to date with campaigns.

5 King William St, Bayswater, WA
email available via website

www.anawa.org.au

Australian Nuclear Free Alliance

Formed in 1997, the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance brings together Aboriginal people and relevant NGOs concerned about existing or proposed nuclear developments in Australia, particularly on Aboriginal homelands. The Alliance provides a forum for sharing of knowledge, skills and experience. It is an opportunity to come together and find strength through our shared aims to protect country and culture from nuclear developments. The Alliance helped to build the successful campaign to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine in the Northern Territory, and more recently, a proposed national nuclear waste dump in South Australia. Currently, Aboriginal communities face a wave of uranium exploration, several proposed new uranium mines, and a proposed national nuclear waste dump.

Contact the ANFA or have a look on the website to find a local group campaigning for a nuclear free Australia and get involved.

ANFA is represented in VIC, NT, WA, SA and QLD
anfacommittee@gmail.com

ausnukefreealliance.wordpress.com

AYCC Seed

In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at the forefront of climate change, and as young people it’s our generation with the most at stake. It’s our communities on the frontline who need to be at the forefront of change; leading the solutions and building a society that is healthier, cleaner, more just and puts people before profits. That’s why we launched Seed: Australia’s first Indigenous youth ­led climate network. We are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.

Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young person who wants to be a part of building a more just and sustainable world? Our movement is growing all across the country and we want you to be a part of it! Get in touch online to join the movement.

First Nations Liberation

FNL is a grassroots organisation currently emerging out of Collingwood/Fitzroy as a part of the 200 + year continuum of the first nations peoples’ struggle for justice, land rights, self-determination/economic independence and freedom in this part of the continent.

The definition of FNL is evolving as the organisation grows and develops. To learn more about what we stand for, where it emerges from politically and historically and the ideas, actions (and people behind them) that inspire, follow the links that are featured throughout our blog, they can begin to give you an insight into where FNL is coming from.

Read the resources on the FNL blog to find out what it's all about and take part in FNL events.

First Peoples Disability Network Australia

We are a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities, governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability. First Peoples with disability are amongst the most seriously disadvantaged and disempowered members of the Australian community. We proactively engage with communities around Australia and advocate for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in Australia and internationally following the human rights framework established by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which Australia is a signatory, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Call or send an email to discuss volunteer and support opportunities, or follow and share us on facebook, twitter or youtube.

402/161 Redfern St Redfern NSW
(02) 8399 0882

fpdn.org.au

Indigenous Hospitality House

Five years ago a group of lefty Christians decided they wanted to do something practical about Indigenous Injustice. A report from the Koori workers at the Royal Childrens said that there was a need for a welcoming place for families to stay when there was someone in hospital. Five years later the home has provided a place to stay for over 500 guests, and been a great place for mutual learning. For over 200 years relationships between Indigenous and non-indigenous people in Australia have been based on the dominance and racism of the invaders. While there have been many occasions where Indigenous people have provided hospitality to non-indigenous people to help in the process of mutual understanding and respect, non-indigenous attempts have often been based on dominance, welfarism and paternalism. Indigenous Hospitality house exists to provide a place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to meet and learn from one another while filling a specific need requested by the Indigenous Community. Residents and visiting volunteers are often involved in ANTAR and other solidarity groups.

To get involved: move in and join the other residents in opening our home to guests; volunteer to help us host guests on a regular or occasional basis; or drop by for a cuppa.

1/907 Drummond St Carlton North VIC 3054
03 9387 7557
email available via website

ihh.org.au

Indigenous Social Justice Association Melbourne

ISJA was established in January 2005 to organise a Melbourne rally and march as part of a National Day of Action to mark the first anniversary of the death of Kamilaroi teenager, TJ Hickey in Redfern, and to demand a fresh inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death. ISJA is a grassroots, multi-racial activist group — open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — which works collaboratively with others around the country campaigning to stop Indigenous deaths in custody.

ISJA's recognises that the struggle to end Indigenous deaths in custody cannot be separated from the wider campaign for Indigenous rights. This is why we also work to advance campaigns to recognise the Sovereignty of Australia’s many Indigenous nations and the negotiation of genuine treaties with these nations and why we oppose the Federal Government’s intervention into NT Aboriginal communities.

Meetings are usually on the first Thursday of the month at 6.30pm. (Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick). For more info please call, leave a message if necessary, and someone will call you back asap.

PO Box 308 Brunswick Vic 3056
03 9388 0062

www.isja-msg.com

Indigenous Social Justice Association Sydney

Indigenous Social Justice Association (Sydney) is an Aboriginal rights campaign group. ISJA has been organising protests for a range of Aboriginal rights issues including the Stop Deaths in Custody campaign, Justice for TJ Hickey and Against Police Brutality.

ISJA meets at 7pm on the third Thursday of every month at the Redfern Community Centre. Please join us in the fight for Aboriginal rights.

1303 / 200 Pitt Street Waterloo NSW 2017
(02) 9318 0947
0415 858 264
isja01@internode.on.net

www.isja.org.au

Kakadu Liberation Front

The KLF are working to shut down Ranger uranium mine which sits inside the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park on Indigenous sacred land. On 29 April 2013, environmental regulators for the office of the supervising scientist admitted to a senate estimates committee that water with uranium concentrations 5400 times background levels and a cocktail of other radionuclides are seeping from beneath the tailings dam at the Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu. In recent years we've seen variations to the uranium miner ERA's authorisation to allow them to process lower grade material. This increased production has been accompanied by successive approvals to open up more areas of surrounding bush for Land Application. This involves spraying contaminated water on to surrounding bush land to dilute the pollution. We've also witnessed an application by the miner to extend the height of their leaking tailings dam to the maximum permissible level, and a further pending application to operate with their wastes higher than ever before.

Keep up to date with Kakadu news and actions through our facebook page and sign the petition to close down Ranger and clean up the contaminated land.

email available via facebook

www.facebook.com

Koorie Heritage Trust

Koorie Heritage Trust is creating a society where Aboriginal culture and history are a fundamental part of Victorian life. We exists to promote, support and celebrate the continuing journey of the Aboriginal people of South Eastern Australia. Through education and promotion, we raise awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of Koorie culture, actively working to bridge the cultural gap between the Koorie and wider communities, and meeting the broader goal of reconciliation for all Australians. We offer a range of programs and services including the only public collection in Victoria dedicated solely to Koorie art and culture comprising artefacts, pictures and photographs as well as an Oral History Program and a Reference Library, cross cultural awareness training and tours, exhibitions, a Koorie Family History Service, and a retail shop.

Drop in to our home in Fed Square to have a chat, see an exhibition, join a circle, do a basket weaving workshop, take part in a tour, and learn about Australian history. Talk about us with your friends and share us on facebook.

Levels 1 and 3 The Yarra Building, Federation Square
Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets Melbourne VIC
03 8662 6300

www.koorieheritagetrust.com

Olinda Parkland Inc

Summary of our aims....
Teach sustainability and we all live simplly and as a community
1..publishing updates on news on the hill from the old forest
2. supporting local businesses and events/classes
3. supporting tourism businesses
4. support a healthy happy lifestyle in the Dandenongs
5. sharing knowledge of residents, wildlife experts and gov to solution solve ways that are healthy and sustainable.

Please help protect our homes. You are our voice. https://www.facebook.com/Olinda-Parkland-512229712470992/

Our Facebook page's aim is to bring communities together to solution solve ways that we can integrate people and nature together in a sustainable way so the old forests are here for our children and we all have a healthy happy lifestyle. The Dandenongs are a beautiful and unique area but is at risk. Keep up to date below with our news and please feel free to advertise your events, business so we can support all.

Please support and follow this page and spread the word...

Summary of our aims....
1..publishing updates on news on the hill
2. supporting local businesses and events/classes
3. supporting tourism businesses
4. support a healthy happy lifestyle in the Dandenongs
5. sharing knowledge of residents, wildlife experts and gov to solution solve ways that are healthy and sustainable.
6. Teach sustainability


Liz on 0411020220

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Port Philip Citizens for Reconciliation

PPCFR began in 1997 as a response from local residents concerned about Prime Minister John Howard's lack of compassion and interest in saying sorry. It lead to a public forum that attracted a big crowd. We are committed to ensuring our community has the opportunity to walk together with Aboriginal people towards reconciliation, recognising that information, understanding and community discussion are integral to the process. Activities include monthly meetings, often with guest speakers, free public events, film screenings, and writing competitions targeting schools. We are involved in Sorry Day, The Jackson St Festival, BlakArts, St Kilda Festival and support Koori endeavours such as Winja Ulupna, Galiamble and Our Rainbow Place.

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Get in touch and come along to a meeting or one of our events.

PO Box 1446 St Kilda South VIC 3182
03 9699 8804
rule@comcen.com.au

www.ppcfr.org

Reconciliation Victoria

Reconciliation Victoria is focused on leading the reconciliation process in Victoria by supporting the growth of local reconciliation groups, promoting cultural awareness and education in the broader community, working with young people, developing strategic partnerships, and building the capacity of the organisation. RecVic has played a vital role in educating the public on important issues relevant to Aboriginal Victorians. We can recognise the great disparity in outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous people on health, education and employment, and seek to do better. Indeed, we must continue to push government and others to do better on these issues. However, we must also ensure that reconciliation is not just about services and outcomes. It is also about respect and recognition.

Volunteer with or join RecVic, find your local reconciliation group or start your own with our support. Take part in Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and lots of other events that celebrate Indigenous history and culture and join the campaign to get rid of racism and inequality.

Hub Melbourne 673 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9016 0657
info@reconciliationvic.org.au

www.reconciliationvic.org.au

Save Lake Cowal

Australia’s Lake Cowal, the Sacred Heartland of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal Nation, is the largest inland lake in New South Wales. A wetland of national and international significance, the lake also provides habitat for many threatened species and birds listed under the International Convention on Wetlands (the Ramsar Convention). For over seven years, a community campaign has focused public attention on the cultural and ecological significance of Lake Cowal in efforts to protect if from further damage caused by mining. The area surrounding the lake is rich in minerals - especially gold - and is currently being mined by Barrick Gold. Australian organisations supporting the campaign include the Mooka and Kalara Traditional Owners within the Wiradjuri Nation and an alliance of more than 21 Australian and 40 international groups.

Keep up to date with the campaign and Barrick's activites around the world through the campaign facebook page and the Canadian site www.protestbarrick.net.

Walkatjurra Cultural Learning and Education Centre

"Yamarr Kanyira" is the motto of Walkatjurra Cultural Centre it means to be the custodian of culture and traditions. We aim provide all Aboriginal people in the Northern Goldfields region with a valuable repository of cultural information, a base for culturally relevant activities such as land management, cultural maintenance, and arts-based enterprise. The Walkatjurra Cultural Centre operates three key activities, Ngalia Foundation's Goldfields Aboriginal Languages Project, the Walkatjurra Ranger Project and the Walkatjurra Art Project. The Ranger group provide opportunities for community members to undertake cultural maintenance activities, for youth to learn and for elders to promote their culture, and leads a month long walk annually across country effected by uranium mining (Walkajurra Walkabout).

We always welcome people with skills and expertise seeking an experience in outback WA and an opportunity to join us in our various projects. You can either do it officially through an organisation like Indigenous Community Volunteers or just contact us directly via email through our website.

Leonora, WA
email available via website

walkatjurra.org

Walkatjurra Walkabout

Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country, an annual month long walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora in WA, is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of walking for country. The walk is lead by the Walkatjurra Rangers, in partnership with Footprints for Peace, Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA), the Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA) and the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA).

Join the walk for a once in a life time experience or support the walk by contributing camp supplies or donating.

email available via website

walkingforcountry.com

Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance

WAR is a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism - resistance and revival. In 2015 WAR organised rallys attended by thousands of people to protest the forced closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. There's heaps lined up for this year.

Visit the WAR facebook page to find out about upcoming events and actions and come along.

Send a message through facebook

www.facebook.com

Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance

WANFA, formed out of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance meeting in September 2009 is made up of Aboriginal Traditional Land Owners and their allies who are concerned about uranium mining on their country in Western Australia, from the Pilbara, the Kimberley, the Goldfields, the Great Victorian Desert, the Central Desert, the Gascoyne, Perth and the South West. WANFA demands that the government and industry respect the basic human rights of Aboriginal peoples and adhere to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, respecting our right to self-determination and engaging with Aboriginal peoples within the framework of the principle of free, prior and informed consent. Current campaigns include opposing a national nuclear waste dump and protecting WA's biggest national park (Kintyre) from uranium mining.

Get in touch with WANFA to join the campaign, stay up to date with protests and actions online, or get involved with the WANFA Roadshow that travels to remote communities to provide information about the uranium industry.

Woor-dungin

Woor-Dungin’s vision is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their rich culture to be acknowledged, valued and embraced by Australian society.
Woor-Dungin is a coalition of Indigenous organisations, philanthropic trusts and foundations, pro-bono service providers and community groups working in partnership to enable Indigenous organisations to achieve self determination and access the resources and support needed to address issues affecting their communities. The purpose of Woor-Dungin is to increase resources, build strong partnerships and share knowledge to fulfil the purpose of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. We strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander organisations through training, mentoring/support and provision of comprehensive website resources.

Contact us to find out how to get involved.

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