Complexity of Treaty and Treaties

Understanding the difference between sovereign treaties under international law, which affirm sovereignty of First Nations, and domestic treaties within the colonial system, which automatically means First Nations cede sovereignty.

The Britain who claimed sovereignty over the continent with the Australian government systems trying to appease the Crown and big business by dodging and weaving away from Aboriginal self-determination.

23 February 2018

Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of Sovereign Union and Leader of the Euahlayi nation was Director of Research for the Treaty with the National Aboriginal Conference (NAC) from 1981 to 1985.

During this time he was required to travel the world and look at Treaty-making processes and Enacted Treaties, including the British Act of Union between England Scotland & Ireland; Treaty of Waitangi; Canadian and American Treaties.

Ghillar also traveled throughout Africa and examined comprehensive settlements for independence between England and its former colonies and how they became liberated, self-determining & self-governing, after experiencing civil unrest and wars of liberation.

Sovereign Treaties are about power sharing agreements and 'it's a very fine line between what you keep and what you give-up.'


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We have reached a point in time where the discourse from here on must be determined by us as Nations and Peoples. Not one group or person has all the answers. It will take all our ideas and all our brilliance to locate a pathway forward satisfactorily for all our Peoples across this continent.

There is no more room for personality clashes, but we must make every effort to shut down those who are running interference on behalf of the colonisers.

If we cannot maintain an aggressive approach to bringing an end to our colonisation then we will be responsible for leaving a legacy of frustration, ambiguity and uncertainty for our future generations.

Is this the legacy you want to leave behind? Or are we adult and mature enough to satisfactorily work together to nut out our differences, shed the colonial mindset and think and be Aboriginal. We cannot work both sides of the fence to find a solution.

If we need to travel the hard road, then so be it. But if you seek to please because you are not prepared to fight the fight and walk the hard road then you do not belong in this struggle.

From my personal position I say to those who are weak and want to work with our colonisers to assimilate us into a single society, observing the same rules, following the same traditions and beliefs of those who oppress us: You have lost the right to participate in locating solutions for you have already made your choice to work against us.