Assimilation & Oppression

Detailing the flaws and the farce of the Referendum Council's 2017 Sydney 'Dialogue'

Detailing the flaws and the farce of the Referendum Council's 2017 Sydney 'Dialogue'

The regional meetings set up by the Referendum Council have been a farce. The 'Delegates' were hand-picked and without any representative election process. Their selection didn't meet western democratic standards or First Nations' protocols. The aim of these meetings has proven to be what many expected, a total whitewash. Anyone with alternative opinions or ideas were unable to speak or even record the events. However SU Volunteers monitored the proceedings at the Sydney meeting and provide their comprehensive report here. Read more about Detailing the flaws and the farce of the Referendum Council's 2017 Sydney 'Dialogue'

Sovereign Union Submission to Senate on NTA (ILUA) Amendment

Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis

Sovereign Union's brief submission to the 'Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee', which was written in much haste, as the notice impending was extremely limited and many First Nations groups would have not only be unaware of the proposed changes, many others who were probably informed would not have had the resources to provide a written presentation, whilst others who use oral communication in their own language as their principal communication method completely obliterated from any form of action on something highly significant on matters relating to their country and culture. Read more about Sovereign Union Submission to Senate on NTA (ILUA) Amendment

What is the relevance of Pope’s Apology to Oceania & ‘Australian Aborigines’?

POPE'S APOLOGY TO OCEANIA

Along with the Papal Apologies we have been researching the Bible and its scriptures, because one thing that haunts the memory of our Old People, and this memory has been handed down to us in this generation to this day, is the realisation: They came with the Book in their hand when we were the sovereigns of the soil, but within 50 years we were killed with impunity and we were imprisoned not for any wrongs doings, but simply because of who we are. The question we must now ask ourselves is what is the relevance of the Papal Apology to Oceania Read more about What is the relevance of Pope’s Apology to Oceania & ‘Australian Aborigines’?

Aboriginal people feel pressured to lose values, culture to be successful, study says

Pressure to lose-values-culture

A new report suggests Aboriginal people are facing enormous pressure to lose their traditional culture in order to be successful in Australia.
"Daily I'm juggling with who I am, how I talk, how I act and look and whatever," an anonymous respondent in the study said. "So you get it from the whitefella's, you know, that you can't talk good English, and then these blackfella's: 'Why are you acting white, talking white?'" Read more about Aboriginal people feel pressured to lose values, culture to be successful, study says

Forging Pacific Rim Alliances: Understanding Our Shared Histories

At Skatsin in British Columbia, Canada, Ghillar Michael Anderson met with Grand Chief, Stewart Phillip of the Okanagan Nation, who is President of Union of British Columbian Indian Chiefs. Also present was Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith Indian Band within the Secwepmculucw Nation, Secretary -Treasurer of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Chief Wayne Christian, along with an international observer, Oni Kirwin, a native Fijian. During the talks an agreement was reached to look at further dialogue with a view of establishing the Pacific Alliance of Native Peoples. Read more about Forging Pacific Rim Alliances: Understanding Our Shared Histories

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