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Issue #1578      January 23, 2013

Survival Day events around the nation – January 26

Canberra: At the Aboriginal Tent Embassy – a corroboree starts at 9am, everybody is welcome. A discussion titled “Sovereignty, the Constitution and Congress” will take place between 10am and 3pm. The discussion is convened by the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.

Sydney: The 11th Yabun Festival, which usually attracts more than 20,000 people, is on again in Victoria Park, Broadway.

Melbourne: Three main Survival Day events. The Belgrave Community will hold its event in Belgrave, next to the pool in Benson Street from 12pm to 4pm. The 2013 Share The Spirit Festival takes place in Treasury Gardens from 1pm to 7pm. Before the festival a rally and march will take place in Fitzroy. People are asked to gather at 8.30am on the corner of Gertrude and George Streets, Fitzroy for a smoking ceremony and welcome to country. Speakers and forum till noon, followed by a march to Treasury Gardens for the Share The Spirit Festival at 1pm. Baluk arts will have a Survival Day concert from 11am to 3pm on the Frankstone foreshore.

Adelaide: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute will host a free event at Mulliwirraburka (Rymill Park).

Brisbane: The 1,000 Warrior March is aiming for State Parliament House at 10am.

Western Australia: The Supreme Court Gardens in Perth will be the place to be for the Smokefree WA Survival Perth 2013 concert.

Northern Territory: The Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition has organised a Survival Day film screening at the Monsoon Movies Film Festival, being held at Fannie Bay.

Tasmania: An Invasion Day Rally and march organised by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC), departing from the TAC office in Hobart at 11.30am.

Acknowledgements: the Koorie Mail  

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