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The Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) Media Release

The Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) Media Release

The Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) who represents the 22 First Nations in the Northern Basin, fully support Minister Hunters call for the extra promised 450 GL of Water to be delivered to the Murray Darling Basin. "By the Prime Minister moving the water portfolio from Environment to Mr Joyce's Agriculture, is equivalent to putting Dracula and his Vampires in charge of the blood bank" one of the delegates at the meeting said. He also said that "nobody will get any blood" we need to understand that this exact scenario is playing out in the Murray Darling at the moment. Read more about The Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) Media Release

What is 'Decolonisation'? - How do we Decolonise?

What is 'Decolonisation'? - How do we Decononise?

ne of the basic fundamental facets to achieve true decolonisation, that is, we must learn to decolonise our minds. This essentially means that we must stop thinking like our oppressor and thereby stop trying to fit a round peg in a square hole.

I say this because every time we talk about progressing forward in our ambition to achieve self-determination and independence, too often our people revert to saying: We have to ask the government, or we need to ask them for money. Read more about What is 'Decolonisation'? - How do we Decolonise?

London Statement of Common Purpose - Reparations & Decolonisation (ICPF)

International Consultative Preparatory Forum, London meeting working group

The London Statement of Common Purpose arising from a momentous event, which continues in the best Black radical traditions in our Peoples making of world history. This International Consultative Preparatory Forum was initiated by the First Nations 'Spearhead Pacific Alliance' on Decolonisation and Reparations in alliance of Tribal Chiefs, Rulers, Lawmen and Law women and includes the Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples; the Union of British Columbian Chiefs who are non-Treaty Nations; and colonized Pacific Nations, including the Fiji Native Government-in-Exile. Read more about London Statement of Common Purpose - Reparations & Decolonisation (ICPF)

Yingiya Mark Guyula maiden speech - NT parliament 2016

Independent Member of Nhulunbuy, Yingiya Mark Guyula, reading his maiden speech. Northern Territory Government 2016

We declare that we have not been conquered. We declare that to this day we are a sovereign people. We declare that we will subject to our Madayin system of law constituted by the unseen creator of the universe and reveal to givers of law (inaudible), and we continue to steward this system through our lawful authroities and governments.
Our Madayin system of law is guarded by the Yothu Yindi separation of powers. Our Madayin system of law is a rule of law not a rule of man. Our Madayin system of law is the equal of any other system of law. Read more about Yingiya Mark Guyula maiden speech - NT parliament 2016

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

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