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UN Special Rapporteur Releases Report on the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-170

According to a new report released by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, there has been a distinct surge of instances of physical violence and criminalization aimed at Indigenous Peoples globally. In the report, submitted on August 27, 2018, to the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Tauli-Corpuz raises her concern over the unfolding of a “global crisis.” She highlights the correlation between the increase in violence, harassment, and legal actions ... Read more about UN Special Rapporteur Releases Report on the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples

Aboriginal Sovereign Manifesto of Demands

Aboriginal Sit-in 'Day One' Canberra

'Day One' of the Sit-in was successful in gaining world attention, due to the government 'spill' being moved forward by a day. The Aboriginal Sovereign Manifesto of Demands was delivered in person to both sides of the Commonwealth Government.
The Manifesto begins with:
"We, the Aboriginal Sovereign Peoples with the National Aboriginal Freedom Movement demand that the Commonwealth of Australia begins negotiations to establish a time frame for our decolonisation, through Treaties under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties with the legitimate authorised representatives of each Nation State. This will form the basis of the recovery framework for the healing from the devastation wreaked upon Aboriginal Nations and Peoples by State sanctioned genocide and gross violations of human rights. ..." Read more about Aboriginal Sovereign Manifesto of Demands

Carved trees of First Nations Peoples from Western New South Wales

CULTURAL WARNING - Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri women should note that the Lore prohibits you to view the images on this page. CLICK ANYWHERE HERE TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY

For thousands of years Aboriginal groups in central NSW marked important ceremonial sites by carving beautiful, ornate designs on the trunks of trees. The carvings, comprising symbolic motifs, intricate swirls, circles and zigzags, were intended to be long-lasting but, instead, only a handful of the trees on which they were carved are still alive today. This page includes many images of carved trees, a pdf booklet and Powerpoint links with more images and information to download. Read more about Carved trees of First Nations Peoples from Western New South Wales

Treasure trove of Indigenous language documents unearthed at NSW State Library

This was published in 2013 and unfortunately we don't have any updates. If someone from Sydney has the time to follow this up and let Sovereign Union know, we, and we guess many First Nations people and lots of others would be very grateful.

 
Deborah Rice ABC News 27 August 2013 Read more about Treasure trove of Indigenous language documents unearthed at NSW State Library

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