Ngara Institute

Ngara Institute – the Activists Think Tank

The Ngara Institute is a not-for- profit activist think tank which puts people, communities and the planet before increasingly predatory capitalism. We offer an intellectual and engaging space to critically reflect on how we can achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world based on the common good rather than private interest.

Politics in the Pub

Ngara Institute organised in 2016 a monthly ‘Politics in the Pub’ gathering in the Courthouse Pub Mullumbimby.  Each month a new guest speaker is invited. Around 180 people attend and it has become one of the Byron Shires most active regular political events. Visit the Ngara website for the upcoming program.

The Purpose of the institute is to:

  • provide a counter narrative to the views and opinions of Australian neoliberal think tanks;
  • foster critical thinking about local, national, and international issues such as peace, globalisation, diminishing democracy, climate change, financial greed and growing inequality;
  • work alongside other peace and justice organisations for a more equitable, non-violent and compassionate future based on social justice and human rights and pursuit of the common good;
  • assert and support values and practices that enhance the life of all species and ecosystems;
  • learn and apply indigenous world views to all areas of life;
  • articulate and encourage post-carbon- growth scenarios;
  • revitalise local-democratic civic cultures, neighbourliness and cooperative systems of production;
  • inspire and promote viable and workable solutions to the complex challenges we all face.



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TONIGHT: Byron Theatre, Film: Warrigal Creek
Monday 15th July 6:30pm
Full $15 | Concession $12

While we are not personally responsible, we continue to live different experiences from these events; some of privilege, some of disadvantage, some unknowing. This is an opportunity to look back, acknowledge events and move forward together as Australians, united through the country on which we all live and a better understanding of our nation's history.

The screening is followed by a panel discussion by Arakwal custodian, Delta Kay, and documentary co-creator, Andrew Dodd.

Offered with the intention of education and healing which could ripple to greater knowledge and respect of local Aboriginal stories.

The Warrigal Creek Massacre Trailer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiPWjgx7nQ0&feature=youtu.beLaunch date: Wednesday 4 April Stratford Courthouse Theatre Free entry but bookings essential Register via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2sTmWsC About the film Wh...
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Yes you and any person other than Aborigine people's claiming to own the land they live on is responsible i'e it is stolen land which is a criminal offence in this country,terrorist invaders own laws!

Building resilient communities: Co Housing
Is there a co housing mechanism available through Australian banks?

Would you consider co housing an option in your future. Yes/No? Let us know why.

For reference:
www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/opinion/modern-housing-with-village-virtues.html?_r=0
youtu.be/Rqt2rZ99X4U
www.murundakacohousing.org.au/
www.collaborativehousing.org.au
communities.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/190419-Cohousing-Australia-Strategic-Plan-for-consu...2018年,70後女生金杜在廣州近郊找到了一棟700㎡的毛胚房,花400萬改造,作為20年以後,自己和6個好姐妹一起住的房子,實現閨蜜共同養老的願望。鄉村廚房、懸空玻璃屋、以及巨型榻榻米……到處都是適合7個女生共同生活的.....
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When I think about co-housing the only aspect I get a sinking feeling about is the group process. As a friend who recently left a co-housing community said, "I really don't think we all have to be involved in a decision about which sort of rat traps to get".

‘My shows are an act of protest. They’re activist.... You can only live in one house, old Aboriginal saying...’ Richard Bell |Artist interview
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And I love the way he said it. You can only live in one house at a time.

In the absence of respect ...

NITV
Tourists are trespassing and dumping rubbish on the traditional lands surrounding Uluru, as thousands flock to climb the rock before it is permanently closed later this year.
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People are so desperate, disprespectful and ignorant. Glad this is stopping soon. Respect to traditional owners and this magic place. You will soon be free of this utter nonsense.

It's horrid what is going on. I despair at the lack of awareness and respect for the traditional custodians and significance of the sacredness of the area. 😧😡

This is very sad People showing no respect I have visited churches mosques all over the. World. This special rock has a presence. A natural wonder The most unique experience. Look but do not climb all over it. RESPECT

Sad, so sad.

It's scary the way people are in such a rush to desecrate...Guess it's been this way for the last 230 or so years..clocked on and off people competing to see who is the most bloated, vacuumed and hollow....we are very ignorant most of us new Australians...with so much to realize and learn.

Thank goodness this will finally be over!!

Close it now.🖤💛❤

They can close it now!

It’s hard to understand why people disrespect others property and their rights. To go onto someone’s land and camp a leave rubbish, inexcusable. How would they react if the same was done to them..

Why go there if you don't respect the sacredness...never understand these people...:(

so sad

IKR. The last minute mad dash to pay your disrespects.

Deplorable and shameful..

Totally disrespectful

Like ants, they are not listening, completely disrespectful, no place for uninitiated white man - shame

Idiots.

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