Australian Aboriginal singer Ruby Hunter dies


This music video is called Ruby Hunter – Let My Children Be.

From Green Left Weekly in Australia:

Ruby Hunter 1955-2010

21 February 2010

Aboriginal singer-song writer Ruby Hunter passed away on February 17. Her music dealt with her personal history, Indigenous struggles, and social and women’s issues.

Along with her partner Archie Roach, Hunter was a member of the musical collective, the Black Arm Band.

On February 1, the Labor government compulsorily acquired the land of the Ilpeye Ilpeye town camp, establishing a new benchmark in opening up areas presently controlled by Aboriginal communities for unrestrained capitalist exploitation: here.

Australian rock journalist Lillian Roxon: here.

Australia: Fiona Foley’s work is intense, vibrant and tackles issues of racism, sexism and history head on. Forbidden is the first retrospective of her art practice, which covers over 20 years: here.

2 thoughts on “Australian Aboriginal singer Ruby Hunter dies

  1. UN slams ‘racist’ Aborigine laws

    Australia: A government programme that imposes draconian restrictions on Aborigines in the name of a crackdown on child abuse is inherently racist, breaches international human rights obligations and must be changed immediately, a UN official has said.

    In an advance copy of a report to be released next week, UN special rapporteur on indigenous human rights James Anaya expressed serious concerns over the controversial initiative known as “the intervention.”

    The programme forced tough rules on Northern Territory indigenous people.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/87220

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  2. An Phoblacht: Racism and resistance in Australia

    By Emma Clancy
    February 25, 2010 — When Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
    apologised to the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal people in February
    2008, hopes were high that this indicated a new approach from the
    government in its relations with the country’s Indigenous people. But
    Rudd, elected in November 2007 after 11 years of conservative,
    Thatcherite rule under John Howard, has continued many of his
    predecessor’s policies, which undermine the rights and wellbeing of
    Australia’s Indigenous people.

    * Read more http://links.org.au/node/1557

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