The Barunga Statement

This year’s festival marked a historic moment for Aboriginal people, as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the Barunga Statement.   https://www.barungafestival.com.au/1988-statement/ It had been 30 years since the Australian Prime Minister at the time, Bob Hawke visited the Barunga community during the festival (June 1988) and was presented with the famous Barunga Statement.  These were […]

Registrations and Abstracts Open: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference

  The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference Committee invite and welcome delegates to Perth for the second National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference, and the second World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference. Indigenous communities, both nationally and internationally, share common histories and are confronted with […]

Barunga Agreement: Joint Land Councils and Northern Territory Government Statement

The Northern Territory’s four Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government have today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (the “Barunga Agreement”), paving the way for consultations to begin with Aboriginal people about a Treaty. A joint meeting of the four Land Councils at Barunga this week voted to empower their Chairmen to sign the […]