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Visit Maningrida in Arnhem Land 

'The Native Born': speech by Mick Dodson

Aboriginal art and culture centre 
Based south of Alice Springs, the site includes information about local Arrente people and their culture, a journey through the dreamtime,  and a large art gallery with works available to purchase over the internet. And you can learn the didgeridoo. 
To get a sound, you need to vibrate your lips. To vibrate your lips, you must relax the muscles that are in your face, i.e. your jawbones, your cheeks, and just loosely have your lips and then pass the wind through your lips like so.
    "According to Aboriginal belief, all life as it is today - Human, Animal, Bird and Fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime.  
    The Dreamtime continues as the "Dreaming" in the spiritual lives of aboriginal people today. The events of the ancient era of creation are enacted in ceremonies and danced in mime form. Song chant incessantly to the accompaniment of the didgeridoo or clap sticks relates the story of events of those early times and brings to the power of the dreaming to bear of life today."
Our Culture, Our Future: Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights.  
    For too long Indigenous Cultural And Intellectual Property has been regarded as being in the so-called “public domain” where it is seen as free for all to use and exploit. Over the past 200 years, Indigenous Cultural Property has been stolen in violation of the laws, traditions and customs of Indigenous People.”
In three one-hour films Frontier, a compelling documentary series from the ABC's acclaimed Television Documentary Department presents television's first comprehensive account of Australia's hundred and fifty year land war. Between 1788 and 1938, thousands of whites and tens of thousands of blacks died in racial violence across the continent.  
Frontier is now available as a CD-Rom.
ABC Indigenous program Unit. Includes Kam Yan: stories from Indigenous Australia today + list of tapes available from past series + 'Songlines'.
"Newtown would have been part of the area lived in by the Cardigal people ..." "The world's first great sea adventure must have  been the arrival of humans in Australia at least 50,000 - and perhaps more than 100,000 - years ago ..."
'Battle for The Block'. ABC RN 'Background Briefing story on the attempts to remove Aboriginal housing from the Inner Sydney suburb of Redfern. ".. if we had decent houses, decent homes, we might be able to address a lot of these problems, but the way it is, it's not going to happen. People have never been given a chance to have a say in how they live here, and until that happens, none of these problems can be solved."
xIndigiNet aims to facilitate access by Indigenous community organisations and individuals to the internet. To assist community organisations to maintain ownership of their cultural property and to maintain control over its selective transmission.
The Aboriginal Independent newspaper 
"This newspaper is privately funded and is a Self Determination project to provide the only truly independent Aboriginal print oriented media voice in Australia."
Yothu Yindi  
The site of the hugely sucessful Aboriginal band from Arnhem Land includes information about the Yolngu culture, including an art gallery, videos of the band (using the Quicktime, Vivo, VDO Live players), a chat room, an Audio Mixer (a Java tool allowing you to create custom mixes), live cuts and unreleased material.
Australian Indigenous languages resources "Language of the month" Series - articles on Indigenous languages and:  
List of Australian Indigenous Languages Resources at the the Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library
Translationsof the English word "welcome"  from a small sample of Queensland Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander languages. 

Nginda wnyjangum  
Translates literally to "which way did you come from?" in the Jirrbal language of the Tully and Ravenshoe area of North Queensland.  
Nganthaan-thirr,  gadiiwawu-wi  
This phrase means "we are with happiness to see you" in Guugu Yimithirr, the language spoken around Hopevale, North Queensland.  
This is the word for "welcome" or "hello" in the Djabugay language of Kuranda, North Queensland.  
Sew ngapa  
Means "welcome" in Kala Lagaw Ya, the language spoken in the Western Torres Strait island group.

Indigenous, Media, Public Ideas. The Centre for Research in Culture and Communication's site for analysis and comment on the representation of indigenous issues in the media and the public domain.


"It is my thesis that Aboriginal Australia underwent a rape of the soul so profound that the blight continues in the minds of most blacks today. It is this psychological blight more than anything else, that causes the conditions that we see on reserves and missions. And it is repeated down the generations..."

ABC Radio National 'Background Briefing' story of Hindmarsh Indigenous people's Law-Ways: 
Survival against the colonialist state 
by Irene Watson - the true story of Hindmarsh
The Northern Land Council's Aboriginal arts page with books, music and painting. Aboriginal Music Associations 
Links to indigenous music associations such as the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Agency
The complete Koori Centre Listing of Australian indigenous focussed sites contains links to many arts & culture focussed sites.
The Australian Museum's Indigenous Peoples pages
(dedicated to interracial teamwork and preserving cultures) 
Communication and working together are the keys to solving the problems that face us in the future. But...tomorrow will not take care of itself and our children will not inherit a better planet, unless we start making a difference now. Why form the Multicultural Film Federation, (TMFF)? We want to spread the truth about cultural injustices and human rights offenses. We also want to set the example that a unified interracial team can produce quality film and combat the evil in this world. We know we can make a difference by example and by encouraging films that go beyond the history books.
We got the idea for this organization after filming the trailer for "SILENT SCREAM," an Aboriginal action film about 'Stolen Children' and beatings and deaths of Aboriginals in custody. We found, after 8 months, that our very different heritage's made a great team. The opportunity to help create films that will make this a better world presented itself...and we are up to the challenge. 
The Dreamtime is dedicated to providing a safe environment for world cultures/indigenous peoples and environmental, artistic, health alternative seekers from anywhere in the universe. This site presents new perceptions to earth honoring inhabitants and consciousness dreamers. ARTISTS AGAINST RACISM is a non-profit, ITERNATIONAL organization geared toward educating youth, especially, via PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS, that: regardless of one's religion, ethnicity, nationality or skin colour, we are all ONE PEOPLE.

OUR ARTISTS REACH OUT AS ROLE MODELS TO YOUTH via: T.V. and Radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Subway and Outdoor Billboards, School Posters, this website and much more...the prevention of prejudice through education, in the hope that, as the next millenium approaches, a civilized society will eventually result.



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