Sovereignty

A poor man's treaty: the 'con' in constitutional reform

Chris Graham 'Tracker Magazine' 1 April 2013

Constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples seems to have captured the imagination of many white Australians, writes Chris Graham. But are the motives really all pure? Read more about A poor man's treaty: the 'con' in constitutional reform

Indigenous Peoples Permanent Sovereignty Over Natural Resources

John Howard recognised continuing Aboriginal sovereignty in his Ten Point Plan for limiting Native Title


Former PM, John Howard

With the passage of time it is now painfully obvious that former Prime Minister, John Howard, fully realised that Aboriginal peoples maintain a very powerful position in Australia, so much so, that by amending the Native Title Act in 1998 he demonstrated the inherent power of Aboriginal peoples, which stems from our continuing sovereignty.

Having now reviewed his Ten Point Plan it is important for us, as First Nations Peoples, to revisit John Howard’s amendments and what they meant.

Howard’s Ten Point Plan promised ‘bucket loads’ of extinguishment of Native Title after the Wik decision, in which the High Court found that Native Title continued to exist on pastoral leases in Queensland. This sent the Howard government into a fervent need to create ‘certainty’ for the non-Aboriginal landholders, driven by the fear in existing landholders of our continuing connection to Country.

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Commonsense and good faith buried under balance sheets and destruction

A health report back in 2004 by UNSW had concluded that if you give the Original peoples substantive power in their own affairs, encourage and support them in taking responsibility for themselves, offer them assistance as they design tools for the exercise of that power, then they will progress remarkably well.

Australian governments follow their own bogus reports so they can continue to ensure suppression and disposession - (Genocide and Grand Theft). Read more about Commonsense and good faith buried under balance sheets and destruction

High Court writ sought to challenge Australian governments acting as a corporation registered in the US

It is our time to take the biggest stand in our history as an invaded people. I believe that Aboriginal people have now reached the point where going forward means challenging the status quo and altering our history.
 
We have two choices: to de-colonize ourselves and become free and independent people pursuing our own chosen destiny through the process of self-determination, or to acquiesce and become assimilated into the invader society, degrading our culture to mere museum pieces in which we perform like trained monkeys for the tourists.

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