International Solidarity

AMANDLA Global Assemblies of Afrikan People's Power (AMANDLA-GAAPP)

The Sovereign Union global network

AMANDLA-GAAPP, Ghana, declares their support for Sovereign Union's path to self-determination for the First Nations and Peoples in what has become misnamed as Australia.

The endeavor is to build grassroots cooperation for Positive Action through what is known to us as "Ubuntu People-to-Peoples' Internationalist Solidarity". [node:read-more:link]

Michael Anderson returns from UN Symposium and announced the next Sovereign Union meeting

Michael Anderson said on his return from Geneva that, "the Historic Symposium on Indigenous participation within the United Nations was an important event, considering it included nominated youth from the seven regions of the Aboriginal/Indigenous world. The youth representatives were chosen by the Elders, who were amongst the First Nations participants in 1977 and 1981.'

On his return Michael announced the next Sovereign Union meeting in Canberra on the 23rd - 24th November 2013

SU Request to UN: Safe passage for Freedom Flotilla to West Papua

The Sovereign Union of Aboriginal Nations and Peoples writes to all UN Ambassadors in NY, drawing their attention to the ancient customary relationship between Australian First Nations Peoples and the Peoples of West Papua.

They are told of the 'Freedom Flotilla' of peaceful supporters who are taking a cultural message of peace and support for the Peoples of West Papua and that passengers include a highly respected First Nations Elder.

The UN Ambassadors are requested to write to the State of Indonesia advising them that all people have a right to protest and not be harmed, as this is a fundamental human right in a true democracy. [node:read-more:link]

First Nation wins commercial fishing rights

The 10-year legal fight over fish and shellfish fisheries wound its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

After a challenge by the Canadian and British Colombian government the appeals court upheld the ruling, saying the Nuu-chah-nulth had long-standing trade networks, and that trading in fisheries resources was part of the culture around the time of first contact.

First Nations and Peoples of Australia can now use this case as a legal precedent. [node:read-more:link]

Sovereign Union may set up its first international office in Fiji

Indigenous Fijians are interested in formalising an alliance with Australia's First Nations people as they fight to retain land and sea rights and there are plans to organise a Pacific parliament on the lines of the European Union.

Oni Kirwin, is a First Nations woman from Fiji who is passionate about keeping her sovereign rights alive and is currently in Australia forging links with the Sovereign Union movement. [node:read-more:link]

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