AQ Monthly November 2012


The ANTaR Qld Monthly

November 2012

rights  l  justice  l  respect



ANTaR Activities


Thanks to everyone for your support and commitment over the year that has been 2012. Your membership makes us a stronger voice for rights, justice and respect in this state and we encourage you to join us for another year of learning more, letter writing, campaigning and advocacy. Onwards! Membership forms and payment details can be found here



5 November 2012

“While initial reports focused on the closure of the diversionary courts – the Murri Court, the Special Circumstances Court and the Drugs Court, it now appears that funding will also cease for the Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP).” said ANTaR Qld's President Ms Carra today. More here



2 December 2012

ANTaR Qld will be hosting it’s end of year gathering in the afternoon of the 2nd Dec. It has been a very busy year and we would love you to join us to celebrate. Details will be circulated soon



March 2013

We are happy to announce that the Annual ANTaR Qld Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Award will continue to be hosted with a Parliamentary sponsor and will continue to highlight the wonderful success stories in health from around our State. In negotiation with the new Government and Minister Elmes, the Award ceremony has been rescheduled to coincide with National Close the Gap Day in March 2013. Details will be sent out closer to the date.


Other Activities



Saturday 10 Nov, 10am – 2 pm, The Murri School, 1277 Beaudesert Rd Acacia Ridge

A huge line up of entertainment including performances by the Murri School Aboriginal dance troupe. heaps of rides, face painting, traditional Aboriginal bush tucker and much much more…bring the whole family for a great day out!



Wednesdays 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Brisbane's Queen Street Mall comes to life every Wednesday with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural dance, music, art and craft.  Enjoy vibrant performances, chat with local artists and immerse yourself in this cultural experience.



Many activities are planned for November including tasting and workshops.

Saturday 17th November 2012 Bush Tucker Tasting - Tuckeroo Products  $2.00 fee

Sunday 18th November 2012 Native Meats – Taste Testing (sample some native meats – emu – kangaroo – crocodile – and some old favourites beef – chicken – lamb seasoned with native spices – you will be pleasantly surprised at the taste !! $2.00 fee Saturday 24th November 2012 Sunday 25th November 2012 Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery (in the car park) large range of native plants available for sale Native Meats – Taste Testing (sample some native meats – emu – kangaroo – crocodile – and some old favourites beef – chicken – lamb seasoned with native spices – you will be pleasantly surprised at the taste !! $2.00 fee  UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WORKSHOPS WITH DALE CHAPMAN (Bush Tucker Chef) Bookings are essential – limited numbers per workshop 10:30am – 12:30pm - Kullilla Art Gallery (upstairs) Sunday 18th November 2012 # 1 - All About Native Herbs/Spices & Fruits – learn all about these wonderful native plants and get an idea of how to best use them either medicinally and/or culinary style Saturday 24th November 2012 # 2 - Easy Cooking Tips using Bush Tucker learn some of Dale’s deadly tips – you will be amazed what culinary delight you will be able to prepare yourself very simply and easily – thinking outside the square Sunday 25th November 2012 # 3 - Xmas Cooking Ideas – Bush Tucker Style sweet & savoury native food platters and Xmas Menu Ideas made simple Cost per person: $30.00 which includes sampling – tasting – refreshments – Recipes and Recipe tips Courtesy of Dale Chapman – The Dilly Bag as well as $5.00 Kullilla Kash Koupon to spend in the shop All bookings must be pre-paid – book all 3 for only $80.00



Sunday 11 November  

11.30am, Quaker Meeting House, 10 Hampson Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Dr NorittaMorseu-Diop speaks informally about the results of her Ph D research into “HEALING IN JUSTICE: An International Study of Indigenous Peoples’ Custodial Experiences of Prison Rehabilitation Programs and the Impact on their Journey from Prison to Community”.  The focus of Noritta’s research was on the experiences of former incarcerated Indigenous peoples and Indigenous Program Providers in Queensland and Aotearoa/New Zealand, looking at their perspectives on of the effectiveness of prison rehabilitation programs.  It explored some of the key issues within the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Communities in terms of bringing more healing-in-justice and culturally-specific approaches to the criminal justice system as an avenue in which to address the high rate of recidivism and incarceration of Indigenous peoples in custody.  The healing-in-justice approach advocates for the use of culture-as-rehabilitation; utilising Indigenous-specific prison programs that target issues pertaining to the spiritual and cultural well-being as well as the emotional, psychological and social well-being of incarcerated Indigenous people.  It espouses the utilisation of prison programs that value and promote Indigenous Knowledge systems as a tool for the rehabilitation, restoration and reintegration of Indigenous people in custody and for those who are released from custody.  The research aims to assist in the creation of a more humane and culturally appropriate approach to the criminal justice system and advocates for the human rights, cultural recognition and humane treatment of incarcerated Indigenous peoples. It is also envisaged that the outcome of this research will assist in giving a voice to the silent and forgotten people, the thousands of incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, men and children.



Wed 14 November, 11 am, kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library

Bob Weatherall, a Gumulray Elder, has worked for many years at the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action. He is currently the chair of the Centre for Indigenous Cultural Policy in Brisbane and is a high profile Aboriginal activist who had a lead role in establishing the Tent City in Musgrave Park in 1982 when Brisbane hosted the Commonwealth Games. Come along to listen to some local history.




Exhibit at the State Library, open daily 10am-5 pm until 9th December.   It is a unique showing of photographs taken from anthropologist Norman Tindale’s 1938 Queensland expedition.   Features the work of artist Verhon Ah Kee.  Events include:  Deepen the Conversation: Transforming Tindale, 25th October 2012, 6:00pm, slq Auditorium 1, level 2, Book @ or 3840 7768



17th Nov, 10:30 am Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur Street Logan

Join us for a special storytime family event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Presented by the Logan District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Elders.   This special art workshop is part of the Yarning with our Mob series, which aims to bring together community through activities, yarning and story time.  For more information or to register your interest, please email Logan Central Library or call on 07 3412 4100.



Tuesday 20th November 2012, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Kuril Dhagun "Talking Circle", State Library of Queensland

You are warmly invited to attend the launch of our latest CD Tracks for Change: Songs of Struggle and Hope. For over 15 years Songlines Community Choir has passionately sung of the rich, and often times difficult, lives of Australia's First Nations peoples. This CD of 6 original and traditional songs, as well as the accompanying Songbook is the culmination of our commitment to bring these Songs of Struggle and Hope to a wider audience. We acknowledge and thank the people who have graciously offered us their songs to sing and the music makers who have arranged them for us. The Songlines Choir will sing a selection of Songs from the CD. RSVP by 13 November to  Songlines Choir acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we sing and where our songs will be sung.



Every Saturday 11 am – 3 pm,

Uniting Church Congress Hall 385 Zillmere Road Zillmere Qld.  Please bring a plate of food to share…Coffee and tea provided…  Come and experience the culture of the Torres Strait Islands in learning to sing songs in languages of the Torres Straits For more information please contact: Aunty Sera – Mob: 0478084742 or Hm: 32651649 Ruth – Mob: 0411793386



30 Sep - 19 April 2013

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library Queensland, During the Commonwealth Games in 1982, Brisbane came alive with political demonstrations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander civil liberties and land rights. This incredible exhibition allows you to relive and reflect on this politically significant time through original footage and photographs, and personal stories from the advocates of this revolutionary movement.




This E-newsletter is compiled by ANTaR Qld and sourced from community news items. Subscribe on the right hand side of our home page. Our thanks to the editorial team of Mikie Gardner, Kitty Carra and Kate Roberts.


ANTaR Qld acknowledges the traditional owners of Queensland and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present. We also pledge our support for the ongoing struggle for rights, justice and recognition in this country.