The Black Grapevine

Briskman, Linda

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An account, primarily through oral history, of the activism of indigenous people involved in the struggle to keep their children with their own families and communities. The story is told through the people involved in the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Island Child Care (SNAICC) which has a pivotal role in this quest. Num Pages: 226 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JFSL9; JPW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 137 x 212 x 12. Weight in Grams: 278. . 2003. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The Black Grapevine tells the extraordinary story of Indigenous efforts to stop children from becoming part of the "stolen generations" and to end the government policies and practices which destroyed their families. Linda Briskman uses the story of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Island Child Care (SNAICC) to centre her book. Indigenous people tell how they came together to form a national organisation for child care, provided support for one another, and lobbied for a national inquiry. Indigenous activists fought with astonishing resilience for resources and for the right to have Indigenous viewpoints at the forefront. Briskman's story goes beyond the contest with the state to show how Indigenous groups worked. She concludes by reflecting on the successes of actions to date and the extent of "unfinished business." Her strong academic background combines with the oral testimony of the activists to produce a fast-moving book that is both entertaining and rigorous.

Review: This is an amazing example of indigenous activism and it is no wonder that it has become the subject of this book. Briskmana (TM)s use of oral history to blend human voices with historical research allows the reader to share the emotions of those dedicated to fighting for a better world for their children. It is an amazing journey of achievements and struggles in fighting for the rights of the child. a | Through telling the stories of SNAICC and the ACCAs, Briskman also illustrates the belief, strength, fortitude, resilience and perseverance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities in fighting for their rights within Australia. Reviews in Australian Studies No 1, March 2006 This is a handsome little book that purports to tell a big story, about the work of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agencies. The issue of the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families is now well known, but the role of Indigenous peoples in publicising it, and changing government policy, has received little attention. This is a history of that activism a | The book covers the period from the 1970s to the present, although the life histories of the activists sometimes take us further back into the past. Briskman tells a great story a | When Bringing Them Home was released it was, as Briskman notes, attacked for failing to corroborate indigenous testimony with the historical record. The Black Grapevine is well-researched and well-referenced. Naomi Parry, Australian Aboriginal Studies, No 2 (2004)

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