25th March, 2012
On the evening Tuesday 13th March 2012, Brisbane Aboriginal people have set up 'The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane' at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. There are 3 other Embassies have been set up at Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales as well.
The movement is to set up tents at the park, form a consultation station, for the Aborigines to talk about any problems they’ve faced as an Australia Aborigine.
The aim of The Sovereign Embassy is on a state-wide campaign, to order all state parliaments to recognise that Aboriginal community as tribes, to acknowledge all tribal nations to treaty with the local Yaggara people and with each other, also to protect Aboriginal people’s rights to Sovereignty possession and occupation and enjoyment of the lands and waters and everything associated with the Original Tribes.
The movement also asks all Original Sovereign Nations who become part of the National Unity Government will be encouraged to challenge, within the domestic courts of the invader society, to seek a declaration by the Australia courts confirming that Aboriginal people’s sovereignty cannot be dealt with within Australia jurisdiction. As Aboriginal people have been lied to, cheated, deceived and imprisoned just because they were Aboriginal people, all in the name of “protection”.
Aboriginal people also stated that they have been kept in a welfare state and refused economic development that will enable them to become financially independent. They said that the health and survival of the Original tribes depends on preservation of sites or objects of spiritual significance. Their liberty too, may have a spiritual dimension.
The Aboriginal community have also pointed out that the desecration of their sacred sites and obstructing tribal hunting rights is in contravention of the United Nations Resolution 2625 (xxv): The principal of equal rights and self-determination of peoples
The Aboriginal people said that they will keep the Embassy open as long as it is needed, until they can gain their rights back to live in Australia as tribes.