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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.
 

Second Symposium of the First Indigenous Delegates at the UN

Statement by the first delegates of 1977-1981 and the younger generation
We are Still Here!

Geneva, 19 June 2015 [node:read-more:link]

Our Greatest Challenge: Aboriginal children and human rights

 

BOOK REVIEW: Hannah McGlade bravely addresses the complex issue of Aboriginal child abuse, arguing that Aboriginal child sexual assault has been formed within the entrenched societal forces of racism, colonisation and patriarchy, yet cast in the Australian public domain as an Aboriginal ‘problem’. She believes that we should be guided by Indigenous human rights concepts and international Indigenous responses. In doing so she believes that we can help to stem the harm to our future generations. [node:read-more:link]

Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites

To obtain legal status, each white immigrant living in the United States must write a heartfelt apology for their ancestors’ crimes, pay an application fee of $5,000, and, if currently on any ancestral Native land, they must relinquish that land to NANC or pay the market price, which Native American National Council decides. Illegals European with a criminal record of any sort, will be deported back to their native land. Anybody with serious contagious diseases will not qualify and will also be deported.” [node:read-more:link]

Sacred sites may now have some protection ... but First Nations people remain vigilant

Supreme Court of Western Australian

The Barnett govt's power to remove Aboriginal sites from the state's heritage register has been thrown into doubt by a landmark test case handed down in the Supreme Court. The court has quashed a decision by the WA Liberal government’s powerful Aboriginal Cultural Materials Committee to de-register the land and sea surrounding the iron ore export hub of Port Hedland as an Aboriginal sacred site, in a test case that creates uncertainty about the toughening stance on sacred sites. [node:read-more:link]

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