Self-determination

Talks held for treaty between almost 50 Indigenous nations in the Murray-Darling Basin

Murray-Darling
A treaty between the nations of the Murray-Darling Basin could help in the lobbying for Indigenous rights to water. (Picture: Melissa Macgill)

Sofie Wainwright ABC Broken Hill 12 August 2016

Representatives from almost 50 Indigenous nations across the Murray-Darling Basin have begun talks to develop a treaty. Read more about Talks held for treaty between almost 50 Indigenous nations in the Murray-Darling Basin

Opposing voice at 'Recognition' debate at Macquarie University

Alice Haines

An exert taken from a Recognition Debate between the Government funded Recognise Campaign and the opposing voice of Alice Haines at Macquarie University in Sydney May 2016. - Recognise is a British Law and in the Black Laws dictionary Recognise means to enter into recognizance. Now back in the day when they had the African Americans, the Africans taken over to America. They were given to their slave masters and when they tried to escape, they would actually incarcerate them and get a hot iron and brand them with 'R' on their backs and sometimes even on their foreheads ... Read more about Opposing voice at 'Recognition' debate at Macquarie University

Lets look at the impact of the new 'Healthy Welfare Debit Card'

The cashless 'Indue' Card

We all know there are huge problems with alcohol and drugs within some communities, those issues are Australia wide and in all races not just First Nation peoples. Governments cuts is already putting the squeeze on services, especially everyone trapped in the welfare system ... So let's look at the effect on someone on 'Abstudy' Payments. For a student living at home under the age of 18 claiming base rate 'Abstudy', their cash payment portion would only be $47.40, then 18-21 cash would be $57.22 and over, would be $104.60 per fortnight in cash payments. The rest must be stuck on the card .... Read more about Lets look at the impact of the new 'Healthy Welfare Debit Card'

'Liberation' and 'You Are On Aboriginal Land'

"If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. If you have come because your Liberation is bound together with mine, let us walk together".
Lilla Watson, visual artist, activist and academic is often credited with this quote - More info in article

Pay The Rent, You Are On Aboriginal Land - Artist: Marie McMahon Screen Print - More info and history of the screenprints and the the Aboriginal woman featured in the artwork in article Read more about 'Liberation' and 'You Are On Aboriginal Land'

Terms of Proceedings - SU 2016 Gathering

Terms of Proceedings

Terms amended 25/10/2015, 17/9/2016

Due to the nature of the struggle unfortunately we have had detractors who in past meetings have sought to disrupt the proceedings. Most of our people undertake great effort to attend these Gatherings and everyone expects to be able to focus on the matters at hand in the limited time frame. To avoid interruptions again, we ask that you agree to these terms and conditions to ensure the gathering goes smoothly. Read more about Terms of Proceedings - SU 2016 Gathering

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