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Wesley Uniting Church Upper School Hall, March 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Quest for Treaty: Yingiya’s Bid for Parliament
March 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wesley Uniting Church Upper School Hall
148 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Meet and hear Yingiya Mark Guyula, a Yolŋu Elder of Arnhem Land, who has been endorsed by the Yolŋu Nations Assembly as an Independent candidate to enter the Northern Territory Parliament.
Yingiya will speak on: “Treaty Now” & Maḏayin Law
Prof. Jon Altman Deakin University, Vic, will speak on the deteriorating policy directions in the NT.
Adam Frogley Taungerong man, of Healesville, will update us on Victorian calls to Treaties.
Date: Saturday 12th March, 2016 at 2pm – 3.30pm
Doors Open: 1.45pm
Place: Wesley Uniting Church Upper School Hall (East side of church – 25 steps to enter room)
Address: 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Parking: Limited car parking beside church or 2 hour coin street parking (If possible, use public transport)
RSVP: ASAP or March 11th to Pia (contact info below)
Yingiya Mark Guyula
Independent candidate for Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory
Yingiya is an Indigenous man from the Yolŋu people group, Djambarpuyŋu nation and the Liya-dhalinymirr tribe. He is an indigenous language interpreter and experienced cross-cultural educator, recently working with Charles Darwin University as a senior lecturer in Yolŋu studies. Yingiya is also a highly skilled social organiser and unifier demonstrated in his recent position as an East Arnhem Support Worker with the Northern Regional Council of Congress (the indigenous presbytery of the Uniting Church Northern Synod) and in his role as a Yolŋu Nations Assembly spokesperson. Yingiya first trained in aircraft maintenance and was the first Yolŋu person to get his pilot licence.