Support the Alternative to the Intervention
The statement ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention’ was launched at a rally in Darwin on June 21, four years since the announcement of the Intervention. The launch followed ratification by a meeting of the Prescribed Area People’s Alliance on June 19-20.
If you or your organisation would like to endorse the document, please email Alt2Intervention@gmail.com or contact Barbara Shaw 0401 291 166, Paddy Gibson 0415800586 or Marlene Hodder 08 8952 5032
Research for the document is being supported by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning (Research) at UTS. A website where you can explore background information, video and supporting research is now online at http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Aboriginal community leaders including: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM (Galiwin’ku), Yananymul Mununggurr (Yirrkala), Barbara Shaw (Mt Nancy town camp), Bob Randall (Mutitjulu), Valerie Martin Napaljari (Warlpiri spokeswoman), Harry Nelson Jakamarra (Yuendumu), Peggy Brown Nampijimpa OAM (Yuendumu), John Leemans (Dagaragu), Geoffrey Barnes (Lajamanu), Imelda Palmer (Santa Teresa), Maxine Carlton and Donald Kunoth (Charles Creek), Warren H Williams (Ntaria/Hermannsburg), Gilbert Corbert (Murray Downs), June Mills (Darwin), Silverton family (Uruna Potara Homeland) and others from Yuendumu, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Kalkaringi and Lajamanu
Organisations and supporters including: Prescribed Area People’s Alliance (Darwin conference, June 2011), Intervention Rollback Action Group (Alice Springs), Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney, ‘concerned Australians’, Central Land Council full council (conference resolution, August 2011), the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), Tangentyere Council, Larrakia Nations, Lajamanu Progress Association, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR national), National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning UTS (Research), Women’s Community Aid Association (Qld), Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (WGAR Canberra), Civil Liberties Australia, Walytja Indigenous community projects, Solidarity, Green Left Weekly, NT Greens, Hornsby Area Residents for Reconciliation, Lane Cove Residents for Reconciliation, Reconciliation Network: Northern Sydney, Indigenous Social Justice Association, Women’s House domestic violence service (Brisbane), Jeff McMullen, Ian Thorpe, Cr Irene Doutney (Sydney City Council), Bob and Helen White, Kerry McKenzie, Andrew Havas OAM, Frennie Beytagh
Sign the ‘Global Call to Action for Aboriginal Rights‘, an open letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard demanding an end to the NT Intervention.