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GenerationOne Blog - March 2011


Gondwana Choirs

Do you like to sing, make new mates, have fun and have the opportunity to travel? Then come and audition for the Gondwana National  Indigenous Children’s Choir When?  Friday 1st April 2011  Where? National Centre of Indigenous                  Excellence, (NCIE) 180 George St,                      Redfern.  Time?   4pm - 5:15pm Who?  Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Boys                     and Girls aged 10-16 from the  Sydney     &nb... More...

29 March @ 10:20 Add your comment

Applications for UNSW Winter School are now open! This program is open to Indigenous students currently in years 10, 11 and 12

  The UNSW Winter School is a fully supervised, week‐long residential program designed to provide Indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 with an opportunity to experience university life. The program is coordinated by Nura Gili and is sponsored by UBS who generously cover the costs for all participants. During Winter School, 165 students are introduced to tertiary studies in an area of their choice whilst also participating in university life with fellow Indigenous students from around the country. The Winter School aims to assist students in identifying their paths of interest, in turn clarifying the subject areas required for further study in that field. The one‐week program will combine expertise from the faculty, university and industry for an all round compre... More...

28 March @ 11:53 Add your comment

Tania Major piece on GenerationOne: One year on

It’s not every day you take a phone call from one of Australia’s leading businessmen. It’s even more remarkable that such a phone call would be to discuss how some of Australia’s most prominent business leaders wanted to take an active role in ending the terrible disparity that is still being faced by many Indigenous Australians. That was exactly the proposition put to me by Andrew Forrest when he asked me to become the spokesperson for a new campaign called GenerationOne, which will mark its first Anniversary this week. What began only 12 months ago is now a movement for change signed up to by almost 100,000 people who all believe we can end Indigenous disparity in one generation.  The journey started with a high-profile launch involving politicians, celebrit... More...

18 March @ 08:21 Add your comment

CONGRATULATIONS MADDY!!

Madeleine Madden has come on board to be a youth ambassador for National Youth Week. National Youth Week (NYW) is run by young for young people! NYW Young Members are aged between 12 and 25 and come from all corners of Australia.  There will be a free event, open to all on Saturday 2nd April from 1pm -4pm at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne. Check out the webpage to find out more about different events and how you can get involved. Read more about Maddy and her involvement with National Youth Week here.... More...

16 March @ 03:30 Add your comment

Workfella: a fluid collaboration, to openly explore issues of sprit, past trauma and cultural identity.

The Pilbara region of Western Australia is famous for its red dust, iron ore, and the hardy men and women employed to extract the mineral wealth hidden under the spinifex landscape. The Pilbera region has been described as the economic powerhouse of Australia driven by multi-national mining giants, and subsequently the demand for skilled and non-skilled labour continues to soar... Download The Full Article Here ... More...

16 March @ 01:56 Add your comment

Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2011

10 March 2011 Media Release Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2011 Young people in NSW have their say about reconciliation through art To celebrate Reconciliation Week 2011, young people aged 10 to 16 have the opportunity to have their voices heard in a state wide art competition, run by the NSW Reconciliation Council (NSWRC) and hosted by the Australian Museum, Sydney. Over 2000 schools, youth and community centres in NSW have received curriculum based teaching kits, in the NSWRC’s largest campaign for youth participation in reconciliation. Winners receive up to $500 and sponsored travel to Sydney to attend the awards ceremony at the Australian Museum. Their work, exploring this year’s theme: ‘You, Me, Us’, will be exhibited at the museum for the duration of R... More...

14 March @ 02:25 Add your comment

Congratulations Cathy: Freeman named in 100 Most Inspiring Women

OLYMPIAN Cathy Freeman has been named among a UK newspaper's "100 Most Inspiring Women" as part of International Women's Day in Britain. A special lift-out from The Guardian newspaper on Tuesday named Freeman, 38, in a list alongside the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey, Aung San Suu Kyi, Hillary Clinton and Madonna. The un-ranked list which provides a short blurb on each woman, introduces Freeman as "the first Aboriginal athlete to win an Olympic medal". The article mentions the inspiration drawn from her cerebral-palsy-suffering sister, the criticism she drew for flying the Aboriginal flag in the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and the establishment of the Cathy Freeman Foundation. Fellow Australian and academic Germaine Greer is also on the list, with The Guardian reporting that t... More...

10 March @ 11:59 Add your comment

The Aboriginal Girls Circle Program

The Aboriginal Girls Circle (AGC) supports and encourages Aboriginal girls and young women to play an active part in their communities and the wider Australian community. The program will build social connections and confidence through strengthening relationship skills and by opening up opportunities for Aboriginal high school girls.  ... More...

07 March @ 12:45 Add your comment

Rudd commits Australia to rights of Indigenous Peoples

Kevin Rudd tells the UN that Australia seeks to reflect the principles of  the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the dealings  with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.---[Extract of speech by Kevin Rudd to the UN Human Rights Council]Address to the High Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights  CouncilGeneva, Switzerland28 February 2011...  We in Australia are a middle power with global interests.Our interests and our values are also reflected in what we call good  international citizenship - how we build, sustain and enhance the  global and regional rules-based order.And this order embraces the full spectrum of our international  engagements - arms control, disarmament and non-prolif... More...

01 March @ 11:41 Add your comment