Activism

Goomeroi People call for a mining freeze on sacred lands

One of the largest black states in the country calls for a freeze on all mining and development on their ancestral lands.

More that 400 Native Title claimants met in Tamworth to discuss Goomeroi business on the weekend.

Representatives said that they are looking at options to stop ministerial decisions which approve mining in the region.

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General Principles of Sovereignty for non-lawyers

Sovereignty is the ultimate power, authority and/or jurisdiction over a people and a territory. No other person, group, tribe or state can tell a sovereign entity what to do with its land and/or people.

A sovereign entity can decide and administer its own laws, can determine the use of its land and can do pretty much as it pleases, free of external influence (within the limitations of international law).
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Sovereign Union may set up its first international office in Fiji

Indigenous Fijians are interested in formalising an alliance with Australia's First Nations people as they fight to retain land and sea rights and there are plans to organise a Pacific parliament on the lines of the European Union.

Oni Kirwin, is a First Nations woman from Fiji who is passionate about keeping her sovereign rights alive and is currently in Australia forging links with the Sovereign Union movement. Read more about Sovereign Union may set up its first international office in Fiji

Asserting Aboriginal Sovereignty into Governance

Message to our Aboriginal Leaders and authorized 'Lore' people of our Aboriginal Nations.

Aboriginal Sovereignty is official recognition of already existing first Nations Peoples (Aboriginal People) cultural and land connection. The recognition recognizes the right for Governance of one's own affairs.

"It is important to understand how in Aboriginal society one nation cannot speak for another" (Anderson, Michael. 2011) Read more about Asserting Aboriginal Sovereignty into Governance

Bennelong and Yemmerrawanyea singing in England

Bennelong and Yemmerrawanyea

In a townhouse in London's Mayfair, near Berkeley Square, two Aboriginal men sing in their own language 'in praise of their lovers'. Their voices rise above the repetitive beat of the two hardwood sticks they clap together to maintain the rhythm. They wear fashionable Regency breeches, buckled shoes, ruffled shirts and waistcoats. The year is 1793 and the singers are Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne, far from their Wangal homeland on the south bank of the Parramatta River in Sydney. This was certainly the first time an Aboriginal song was performed in Europe ... Read more about Bennelong and Yemmerrawanyea singing in England

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