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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. [node:read-more:link]

First Royal Commission on atrocities against Aboriginal prisoners - WA 1905

Frontier history North West Australia 2005

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Notice the tin mug placed in strategic places on the tin wall behind the prisoners - if one wanted a drink or go to the toilet the whole gang would have to go with them. In some cases, people were chained next to a member of a tribal group that is culturally inappropriate to even to speak to, never-loan the different customs and language barriers. It's no wonder they had difficulty fitting into their own family group when they were 'lucky' enough to return to their home. [node:read-more:link]

Aboriginal Smoke Signalling and Signalling Hills in Resistance Warfare

Aboriginal Signalling

Signalling hills and lookouts were of immense importance for Aboriginal groups. They were often pivotal landmarks in the Songlines landscape, major means of communication and education, and tools for co-ordinated hunting or fishing. Their importance is reflected in some Aboriginal place names, for instance Nildottie in South Australia, which actually meant "smoke signal hill."

Aboriginal signalling lookouts are of interest for the role they seem to have played in co-ordinating resistance activities. [node:read-more:link]

The difference between the 'First Australians' and the 'First Nations'

Aboriginal people on the continent now known as 'Australia' are not the 'First Australians', they are made up of peoples from the First Nations that all have their own specific names, and in many instances, speak/spoke their own specific language. Therefore as a group they are the First Nations peoples or Original peoples.
 

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. [node:read-more:link]

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