10 – 16 November 2012 – Gurrwiling Eclipse Festival Arnhemland Australia 2012

© 2005 – 2012. Copyright. Bobby Bununggurr. Ramingining

10 – 16 November 2012 – Gurrwiling Eclipse Festival Arnhemland Australia 2012

The Yolŋu peoples of Ramingining and Gurrwiling welcome you to an eclipse festival like no other.

This is not only an opportunity to watch one of the most spectacular phenomenon in the natural world, it is also an invitation to participate in a profound ceremony of deep spiritual meaning.

You are invited to not only watch the eclipse, but to also participate, to sing and to dance in a ceremony to heal and to celebrate unity under the back drop of a total solar eclipse occurring at sunrise.

Much of the deeper meaning of this event is sacred and can not be spoken of, however this event signifies a unity of the universe.

For Yolŋu people the universe, every person, river, tree, song etc is divided by a sacred dichotomy; Yirritja andDhuwa. Into this division of culture fit not just the people but also the sun and the moon.

On the 14th of November 2012 the sun and the moon will be joined in an eclipse.

Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn about the amazing Yolŋu culture, be entertained by Indigenous and non indigenous performers and be part of this celebrating this deep spiritual unity.

There will be two stages operating at the Festival. Central to the Festival will be a Bungul (ceremony) area in front of the Main Stage.

The Main Stage will be the central ceremonial and performance space of the Festival. It will also be the main viewing space of the Eclipse for the Gurrwiling Eclipse Festival.

The Other Stage will highlight a range of collaborative alternative ventures between Yolŋu & Balanda artists.

With a limited number of tickets available and a large number of locals attending, this will be an intimate event, an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.


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Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Saturday 25 August 2012 – Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Mountain of Love … by Charley Pride

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early-to-mid 1970s when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In total, he has garnered 39 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Pride is one of the few African-American country musicians to have had considerable success in the country music industry and only the second African American to have been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

In 2010, Pride became a special investor and minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball club.

Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi, one of eleven children of poor sharecroppers. His father intended to name him Charl Frank Pride, but owing to a clerical error on his birth certificate, his legal name is Charley Frank Pride. In his early teens, Pride began playing guitar.
Though he also loved music, one of Pride’s lifelong dreams was to become a professional baseball player. In 1952, he pitched for the Memphis Red Sox of the Negro American League. He pitched well, and, in 1953, he signed a contract with the Boise Yankees, the Class C farm team of the New York Yankees. During that season, an injury caused him to lose the “mustard” on his fastball, and he was sent to the Yankees’ Class D team in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Later that season, while in the Negro leagues with the Louisville Clippers, he and another player (Jesse Mitchell), were traded to the Birmingham Black Barons for a team bus. “Jesse and I may have the distinction of being the only players in history to be traded for a used motor vehicle,” Pride mused in his 1994 autobiography.

He pitched for several other minor league teams, his hopes of making it to the big leagues still alive. Pride appeared to be advancing to a career in baseball, but the Army derailed this. After serving two years in the military, he tried to return to baseball. Though hindered by an injury to his throwing arm, Pride briefly played for the Missoula Timberjacks of the Pioneer League (a farm club of the Cincinnati Reds) in 1960, and had tryouts with the California Angels (1961) and the New York Mets (1962) organizations, but was not picked up by either team. He worked construction in Helena, Montana during this time. When it became apparent that he was not destined for greatness on the baseball diamond, Pride pursued a music career.

On June 5, 2008, Pride, his brother, Mack “The Knife” Pride, and 28 other living former Negro league players were “drafted” by each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams in a recognition of the on-field achievements and historical relevance of 30 mostly forgotten Negro league stars. Pride was picked by the Texas Rangers (with whom he has had a long affiliation) while his brother was taken by the Colorado Rockies.


Power Point Presentation on Lateral Violence

 Racism within Lateral Violence and Lateral Violence within Racism

Being presented at the ‘Racism in the New World Order’ Conference next week in Cairns 2012

by Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian – Lateral Love Australia Elders Patron

World Indigenous Business Forum 2012

[NSW] Sydney – World Indigenous Business Forum

23 – 24 October 2012

Commencing with an international welcome, Australian and international delegates will gather each day and engage with international, national and local speakers invited to explore the forum theme – Indigenous Economic Development. If you are planning to attend just one conference this year, the World Indigenous Business Forum will be time well spent. This international conference will be held for the first time in Sydney Australia building on the success of previous forums held in New York City in 2010 and 2011. Attending the forum will open doors and provide access to the Indigenous Business Leaders of the World. It is an opportunity to come together and share experiences and insights to raise the level of success for our Indigenous communities globally.

Eduardo Aguirre Cantero – Architect Cementos Progreso GUA
Leah Armstrong – CEO Reconciliation Australia AUS
Dr. Tom Calma  –  Former  Social  Justice  Commissioner, AUS
Diane  Carriere  –  President  Canadian Aboriginal  Human Resource Assoc, CAN
David Chartrand – President Manitoba Metis Federation, CAN
Crystal Fafard – CE Advisor + In-House Council Onion Lake Cree Nation CAN
Phil Fontaine – Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, CAN
Professor Colleen Hayward – Edith Cowan University, AUS
Minnie King – Power Manager Carey Mining AUS
Professor Marcia Langton – University of Melb.AUS
David Liddiard – Exec Director CorporateConnectAB, AUS
Robert Louie – Chief of Westbank First Nation, CAN
Leslie Lounsbury – Publisher SAY Magazine, CAN
Matanuku Mahuika – Partner Kahui Legal, NZ
Micah McCarty – Chairman Makah Tribal Council, USA /
Rob McLeod  – Managing Partner and CEO Ernst & Young Oceania, AUS
Dr. Jeff McMullen – Honorary CEO Ian Thorpe Foundation for Youth, AUS
Tal Moore – President National Native American Human Resource Assoc, USA
Buffy Sainte-Maree – Singer, Songwriter and Educator, USA
David Springgate – Senior VP NANA Development Corporation AUS
Chrisch Siririka – National Coordinator Indigenous Peoples‘ Business Forum NAMIBIA
Judith Sullivan-Corney – F/Deputy Minister Intergovernmental Affairs, CAN
Tjekero Tweya – Deputy Minister Trade and Industry, NAMIBIA
Neil Willmett – Managing Director Wilmett Consultants, AUS
Natalie Walker – CEO Australian Indigenous Minority Supply Council, AUS
Alexandria Wilson – Associate Professor Aboriginal Education Research Centre, CAN
Mr Ken Wyatt AM, MP Federal Member for Hasluck AUS
Debbie Barwick – President NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce AUS
Chief Austin Bear – Muskoday and Board Member First National Land Advisory Board CAN
Professor Peter Buckskin – Dean of Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement & Research Uni SA,  AUS
Peter Dunn – Indigenous Services Global Business Leader GHD AUS
Val Kilmer – Actor USA
Jack Manning-Bancroft – CEO Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience AUS /
Geoff Scott – CEO NSW Aboriginal Land Council AUS
Rachelle Towart – CEO Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre AUS /
Chris Fry – CEO Indigenous Business Australia AUS


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