ACTIVISM

The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation has been at the forefront of political activism for the Bibbulmun-Nyoongah people in Perth for the last three decades.


The organisation has coordinated many human rights rallies and protests. During 1994 Dumbartung co-ordinated the highly successful Yokai rally which focussed predominantly on Police and community relationships issues such as Deaths in Custody, Racism in the Media, Housing issues, and Cultural exploitation issues.

Other major rallies co-ordinated by Dumbartung include the Yenna Wumbudin Rally, the Djiddar Boodja rally, the Fremantle Round House smoking ceremony, and many associated rallies with the Black Lives Matter groups.

Cultural Initiatives and Art Projects

Many of the aims and objectives of Dumbartung reinforce the importance of nurturing Aboriginal culture and art. Traditional or contemporary, art is important in healing the individual and the community. Art reaffirms identity, pride, spirituality and unity.


Dumbartung promotes community art and artists in a non-commercial manner that is consistent with our core objectives and is relevant to the wellbeing of Nyoongah people and the spiritual growth of the community.

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The following initiatives are a history of the work of Dumbartung:

Changing the Date (26 Jan)

Filming Utopia

The Prisoners Art Project

Repatriation Project

Intellectual Property Rights and Cultural Ownership Issues:

Wall of Shame

Marlo Morgan and Mutant Message Down Under

Protest Rallies

Yokai

Yenna Wumbudin

Kootamiara Quab Women’s Healing Program

Controversial presence on the site of Clontarf.

Commonwealth Heads of Governments (CHOGM)

Perth, Western Australia 2011.


~ May Our Campfires Burn For You Forever ~

How much money in the world of artistic creative expression can be made from pain and suffering? How many academic thesis, doctrines, and professorships can be awarded to research fellows for theorising trauma associated with genocide, racial oppression, brutality including self -injury and suicide without ever leaving the comfort of their university or political offices. These people become arm chair human rights advocates

Robert Eggington "Hamburgers For Masterpieces" March 2009

Past Activities

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