International Solidarity

Maori did not cede sovereignty: Waitangi Treaty ruling

"Though Britain went into the Treaty negotiation intending to acquire sovereignty, and therefore the power to make and enforce law over both Maori and Pakeha, it did not explain this to the rangatira (chiefs)," the tribunal said.
Rather, the treaty grantied Britain "the power to control British subjects and thereby to protect Maori", while rangatira were told that they would retain their "tino rangatiratanga", their independence and full chiefly authority. [node:read-more:link]

High Court rules Ibans have acquired native customary rights (NCR) over land in their area

Malaysia: The High Court on 11 August declared that Iban landowners in Kpg Spaoh, Kpg Menat Ulu and Kpg Menat Illi in Gedong, Simunjan have acquired native customary rights (NCR) over land in their area which had been alienated by the government to several companies through provisional leases and issuance of forest licence.

The High Court also declared that the issuance of the forest licence and provisional land leases on the said NCR land are null and void. [node:read-more:link]

Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

As our strong belief in self determination through the Sovereignty movement moves forward, we must start thinking about the possibilities that are before us ...
   
- Michael Anderson

Radio Africa - The Sovereignty Movement - Interview with Michael Anderson and Fred Hooper

"We, as First Nations Peoples, have the international right as independent Nations Peoples to assert our right of self-determination under international law. We cannot achieve this if we are to sit on our backsides in Australia and appealing to our oppressor for justice, because their agenda is not in our best interest"

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