Action Archive

The table below provides an overview of the work JAM! is doing in Maribyrnong and related activities.

MonthlyMeetingsJAM! meets monthly to discuss and plan its activities.
March 20, 2024Newsletter #7 - In Conversation #1JAM! Newsletter #7 - In Conversation #1 with Prof Andrew Gunstone on The Future of Reconciliation
February 20, 2024MCC Motion Treaty with First Nations PeoplesMCC passes motion reaffirming support for Uluru Statement and supporting Treaty in Victoria.
December 12, 2023JAM! Newsletter #6JAM! News Newsletter.
October 14-21, 2023Week of SilenceIn solidarity with First Nations peoples following the loss of the Referendum for the Voice to Parliament, JAM! participates in the Week of Silence .
October 1, 2023Westsider JAM! letter to editorJAM! Letter to Westside editor about MCC decisions on Citizenship Ceremonies and the Voice to Parliament.
September 18, 2023Star WeeklyMedia report about JAM! welcoming MCC decisions on Citizenship Ceremonies and the Voice to Parliament.
September 14, 2023MCC media on Citizenship Ceremonies and Jan 26MCC media announcing end of Citizenship Ceremonies on January 26.
September 12, 2023Citizenship Ceremonies & Voice motionsMCC adopt motions to no longer hold Citizenship Ceremonies on January 26 and to publicly support the Yes campaign for the Voice to Parliament.
August 29, 2023Yes CampaignJAM! members support Yes23, Unions for Yes, Fraser for Yes campaigns.
August 26, 2023YES to Voice & More StallJAM! members held a stall in Yarraville with information supporting the YES to Voice campaign.
August 14, 2023JAM! Newsletter 5JAM! News Newsletter.
June 22, 2023Fundraising EventJAM! hosts a fundraising event for SNAICC - National Voice for our Children, with a screening of The Last Daughter at the Sun Theatre, Yarraville. The event included a Q&A with Brenda Matthews, the director and subject of the film; book signing; introduction to SNAICC by Gretchen Young. The event raised over $2500 which will help fund a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day event (4 August).
June 13, 2023Star WeeklyMedia report about upcoming JAM! event - The Last Daughter at Sun Theatre.
May 7, 2023JAM! Newsletter 4JAM! The Last Daughter Newsletter.
March 30, 2023Letter to MCC CEOJAM! provides MCC feedback about issues with January 26 ceremonies.
February 6, 2023Submission to Heritage CouncilJAM! writes submission in support of heritage listing for Footscray property associated with William Cooper.
January 26, 2023Star WeeklyMedia report covering MCC activities on January 26.
January 26, 2023MCC Flag lowering, Welcome to Country and Smoking CeremoniesJAM! members attended the ceremonies.
January 25, 2023JAM! Newsletter 3JAM! January 26 Newsletter.
January 24, 2023Star WeeklyMedia report about First Nations involvement in January 26 ceremonies.
December 28, 2022Letter to CEO & CouncillorsJAM! seeks confirmation that MCC will no longer hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26.
December 7, 2022Star WeeklyMedia report covering MCC recognition of January 26 as Day of Mourning and other actions.
December 6, 2022MCC - Officer Report and Council ResolutionMCC reports on 'Let's Talk January 26' consultation process and Council resolves actions to take.
December 3, 2022Annual PicnicAnnual Picnic held at McNish Reserve, Yarraville.
November 23, 2022JAM! Newsletter 2JAM! Picnic Newsletter.
November 10, 2022Victorian ElectionJAM! asks candidates for Footscray and Western Metropolitan Region electorates questions about First Nations issues.
October 28, 2022JAM! Newsletter 1Welcome to JAM! Newsletter.
July 13, 2022Domain & purchased and website established (under review July 2023)
May 17, 2022Public Questions to MCCJAM! members ask a series of questions related to First Nations issues.
May 4, 2022PetitionOnline petition presented to Maribyrong City Council asking them to: 1. Recognise January 26 as Invasion Day / Day of Mourning / Survival Day;
2. Work with local Aboriginal communities and Traditional Owners to mark this day appropriately;
3. Not hold Australia Day celebrations on January 26;
4. Advocate to Federal government for Citizenship Ceremonies to be moved to another day.
Petition tabled at general Council meeting on May 17, 2022.
April 8, 2022Film EventJAM! was provided a 'Love your Local' grant through Maribyrnong City Council to hold a 'pop-up' film event at Railway Reserve, Footscray. Uncle Ringo Terrick gave a Welcome to Country and music was performed by Jonathan Binge AKA Caution @MOBCaution; film screened was Top End Wedding.
November 1, 2021Star WeeklyMedia report on MCC community engagement process about January 26.
March 16, 2021MCC - Council MotionCouncil pass the following motion:
10.1.Notice Of Motion: Support and Engagement with Australia's First
Nations People
March 12, 20211st JAM! meeting
February 23, 2021Star WeeklyMedia report on initial Council motion and discussion about January 26.
February 2021Residents meetingMaribyrnong residents meet to discuss Maribyrnong Council's approach to Invasion Day.

Acknowledgement of Country

JAM! meets and works in ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’ (Maribyrnong), which can translate as ‘I can hear a ringtail possum’, on the stolen lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge, recognise and respect their Ancestors, Elders and families as the traditional owners of this land who have never ceded sovereignty.

Warning – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

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