This January 26 marks the 50th anniversary since four Aboriginal men - Michael Anderson, Billy Craigie, Tony Coorey and Bertie Williams - planted a beach umbrella on the lawn in front of Parliament House (now Old Parliament House), establishing the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in response to the McMahon Government’s refusal to recognise Aboriginal land rights or native title in Australia.
50 years later, and our movement’s fight for land rights and self determination is stronger than ever, and more important than ever. Deadly mob are organising rallies on January 26. If it’s safe for you to go, we’d love to see you there!
If you attend a rally in person, remember to wear a mask, practice social distancing and comply with COVID regulations in your area.
And if you can't make it to any of these, or can't find a rally near you, never fear! We will be live-streaming the Meanjin rally from the TalkBlack Facebook, so tune in!