Practical Tools to Learn, Listen and Act More For Black Lives Matter Australia

Fishburners is having many conversations to see how we can change for the better. We are unwaveringly dedicated to equality and inclusively and want to make sure we are doing absolutely everything we can to support our black, indigenous and people of colour in this country.

As we are committed to learning and listening to leaders of the movement and implementing what needs to be done, this may take time. For now, please take the time to look at these resources, social media accounts and influencers, for more information of what you can do to fight for freedom and justice in Australia.

Informative Resources

  • Deaths Inside database: tracking every known Indigenous death in custody in every jurisdiction from 2008 – 2019 by The Guardian

Petitions/Open Letters:

Government Resources:

  • A guide to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Resources re: deaths in custody

Resources about Indigenous issues more generally

  • Podcast episode with Teela Reid about why and how the Australian Constitution must change to acknowledge Australian Indigenous peoples
  • Share Our Pride: Website by Reconciliation Australia, an interactive website giving you a perspective into the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Other resource lists focused on Indigenous Australians:

  • List about Indigenous platforms/businesses/organisations by It’s Not a Compliment
  • List about being an ally for Indigenous Australians by Mina McMahon

DONATE: Indigenous platforms/organisations

  • Deadly Connections: an Aboriginal Community Led, Not For Profit Organisation that breaks the cycles of disadvantage and trauma to directly address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the child protection and justice system/s.
  • ANTaR: a national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights – and overcoming the disadvantage – of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Indigenous Social Justice Association Melbourne and Sydney: Aboriginal rights campaign group, especially in relation to deaths in custody.
  • Children’s Ground: Bringing reform for Aboriginal children on five platforms: learning, health, economic wellbeing, culture and community
  • Common Ground: Sharing First Nations cultures, histories and lived experiences. First Nations-led not for profit.
  • Black Rainbow: A national advocacy platform and touchpoint for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBQTI) peoples

Podcasts/Radio

  • AWAYE!: ABC RN podcast featuring stories and advocates about Indigenous Australian issues
  • Speaking Out: ABC RN podcast featuring Indigenous perspectives on politics, arts and culture hosted by Larissa Behrendt.
  • Let’s Talk on 98.9FM: A national Indigenous current affairs radio program and podcast based in Brisbane, featuring Indigenous journalists, elders, activists and academics.
  • Curtain the Podcast: A podcast digging deep into the pervasive flaws of the Australian justice system. Hosted by Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson.

DONATE: If you want to support BLM in the US – donation links to bail funds and organisations here

Resources about anti-racism:

Social Media Pages to Engage With

Tidas4Tidas

An initiative by Kamilaroi sisters, sharing Indigenous Female Excellence.

Instagram

CommonGroundAustralia

Sharing First Nations cultures, histories and lived experiences. First Nations-led not for profit.

Instagram

Blakbusiness

Bringing together info to make Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙠) history, politics, voices, creators etc (𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨) accessible to all.

Instagram

Seedmob

Building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for Climate Justice

Instagram

Ulurustatement

First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution. Awareness & Education for the #ulurustatement Administered by Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW.

Instagram

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