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Decolonisation Message to Sovereign Union

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Letter to SU - '... While I fall into the white/migrant category of Australians I would have to be blind not to see the deceitful and exploitative nature of the Crown and its local agents, as well as the 'assimilate or die' tactics used against the Aboriginal people ...

Tolerating the Crown despite its crimes against humanity would amount to acquiescing to those crimes and inviting their continuation. [node:read-more:link]

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities - Canberra Rally 1 May 2015

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities - Canberra Rally 1 May 2015
Welcome and Smoking with BILLY T Speaker Nungala LeeAnne Lacey Speaker Les Coe Speaker Alice Haines Speaker Roxley Foley
BillyT (Welcome), Nungala LeeAnne Lacey, Les Coe, Alice Haines and Roxley Foley - 19 March Vids

Whitefellas have destroyed our Bible and now they want to crush the last stone of our cathedral

Owl Stone

Plans by Hanson Construction Materials to expand its quarrying operations could affect Aboriginal heritage sites, including a camp where iconic warrior Yagan is said to have had his last meal. Hanson, a subsidiary of German-based Heidelberg Cement, submitted an application to impact Aboriginal sites so it can expand its Red Hill Quarry, which could destroy areas sacred to Nyungar people.
- 'Can't you feel the sacredness of that stone. You don't need to touch it; just being near it is enough.' [node:read-more:link]

While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve

By now we know that traditional Indigenous languages are losing speakers rapidly and tragically. Of the 250 languages once spoken in Australia, only 40 remain and just 18 of these are still learnt by children. But if children in remote Indigenous communities aren't still learning traditional languages, then what are they learning? It is generally assumed they are shifting to English, but this is not the case. - Article by Felicity Meakins from The University of Queensland [node:read-more:link]

Recognition Bill forced on First Nations people against their will

On 7 February, 2013 the Australian Senate will vote on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 despite overwhelming opposition to constitutional inclusion by the majority of Aboriginal people and the government's own acknowledgement that the proposed changes to the constitution would be rejected by a referendum.
This shows the paternalistic contempt that the Federal Government and politicians have for Aboriginal people has not changed in 112 years. [node:read-more:link]

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