Film Screening Success
As part of Reconciliation Week 2019, the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration hosted a screening of Larissa Behrendt's film, 'After the Apology'.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Professor Behrendt and Senior Indigenous Fellow and the Melbourne Law School, Eddie Cubillo, and opened a lot of eyes to the realities of the ongoing stolen generations. Thanks to the generosity of attendees, a modest contribution was donated toward the excellent work of Grandmother's Against Removals (GMAR). You can follow and support GMAR via their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Prof. Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. She is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW as a barrister.Larissa is a Land Commissioner at the Land and Environment Court and the Alternate Chair of the Serious Offenders Review Board, a member of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and a founding member of the Australian Academy of Law. She is the Chair of the Humanities and Creative Arts panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.She is the author of several books on Indigenous legal issues. She won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth WriterÕs Prize for her novel Home. Her latest novel, Legacy, is due for release in October this year. Larissa is a Board Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, a board member of Tranby Aboriginal College and a Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre. She was named as 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year.
Eddie is a Larrakia, Wadjigan, Central Arrente man from the Northern Territory, and completed a Bachelor of Laws in 2002 and Masters of Laws (International Law and International Relations) in 2009. Admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, professional positions include NT Legal Aid Commission in the areas of Commercial Law, Family Law, and Litigation, as well as Aboriginal Lands and Correctional Services with the Department of Justice. In 2002 he was elected to the ATSIC Yilli Rreung Regional Council, and subsequently became the Chair of that Council. Mr Cubillo is a former Chair of both the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) and the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (NT). In 2010 Mr Cubillo was appointed the Anti – Discrimination Commissioner of the Northern Territory and then after his term was appointed as the Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS). In 2015 Eddie was announced as the National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year. Eddie is currently completing his Phd.
Image source: 'After the Apology' - http://aftertheapology.com/