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Deceitful and fraudulent land dealings in WA and a breach of Trust: more WA Homelands closed down

Demolishing First Nations peoples houses in the Pilbara

Ghillar, Michael Anderson accuses the members of the WA Aboriginal Lands Trust of treasonous behaviour and actions against their own Peoples. He said this is evidenced by the fact that over the past years the Aboriginal Lands Trust has acted in concert with the interests of mining companies, the WA government and the Federal government to shut down Aboriginal communities under a policy of forced removal and clearing the land. The purpose of ridding the land of its true owners is to permit free and open access to exploration, mining and other development. Read more about Deceitful and fraudulent land dealings in WA and a breach of Trust: more WA Homelands closed down

'Welcome to Country!' - Our Lands of Poverty and Devaluation

We now come in all sizes and colours, but you cannot take away the spirit of our forefathers and foremothers and our absolute connection to Mother Earth. The divide and rule by colour distinction will no longer work. We are who we are, always was and always will be. However, once you welcome non-Indigenous people to Country, in their world you are opening the door and letting them in and what is your's becomes their's. Right now their only legitimacy on Country is when they are welcomed in ... One way to deflect Welcome to Country is to Acknowledge Country! Read more about 'Welcome to Country!' - Our Lands of Poverty and Devaluation

First Nations are Water Owners, Not Stakeholders

Water is life

Ghillar, Michael Anderson, asserts that First Nations are owners of water, not just stakeholders and promotes the callout for the 'Water is Life National Gathering' in Canberra on 12 and 13 February 2019. After the massive fish kills in Menindee Lake he demonstrates with a 2019 image from Google Earth that there is still plenty of water just southwest of Menindee Lake, in the Tandou cotton farm, which had a bumper crop this year and has just planted another. This is after selling its water licence for $78 million for an environmental water buyback in 2017 and not being charged for its final year of water allocation. Read more about First Nations are Water Owners, Not Stakeholders

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

Gathering of Nations Extended - begins 10am 23 November 2018

Gathering of Nations 2018

Gathering of Nations extended - From 10am 23 November 2018 - Yarramundi Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra, 23-25 November 2018
Due to the high level of interest in the Gathering of Nations we have decided to begin at 10am Friday 23 November 2018 so that our people have more opportunity to share their messages. Media will be advised of a time they can attend and on Monday 26 November we will hold a press conference with an update on the outcomes. Details will be circulated closer to the time. Read more about Gathering of Nations Extended - begins 10am 23 November 2018

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