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Sovereign Union Media Release

An insight into the proposed 'Indigenous voice co-design process' based on assimilation, which is in opposition to First Nations voices on the assertion of sovereignty.

First Nations true Voice is the Sovereign Voice of the owners of this ancient land who hold the oldest continuing culture on earth. The current ‘Indigenous voice co-design process’ is a cynical assimilationist affront to our right to self-determination and self-governance. [node:read-more:link]

When and how did Britain claim Sovereignty over Australia?

What is extraordinary about the British claim of Sovereignty over the eastern half of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land is the extent of the area it covered. Even for a Radical Title, which is a term used for how European Powers could claim precedence over certain lands, to negotiate Rentals, Purchases or Treaties ahead of other European Powers, this claim went far wider than the lands ostensibly "discovered" by Cook. On top of this, this Radical Title was then coupled with the decision to give the British Crown full beneficial ownership. [node:read-more:link]

Dispossession of First Nations maintained by archaic land tenure system

Dispossession of First Nations maintained by archaic land tenure system  - PILLIGA Coal seam gas and FEUDALISM

The announcement on 30 September 2020 of the approval for the Santos coal seam gas extraction in the Pilliga reflects the many ways the colonising power overrides First Nations, this time it's the Gomeroi/Kamilaroi Nation. 850 gas wells are proposed in the Pilliga, where our ancient Stories are now threatened in the place we call Girraween, Place of Flowers - created for the purpose of ensuring that we have a sustainable seedbank for our ecological systems within the eastern states. It also holds the Gomeroi creation site of the Kangaroo and Emu. [node:read-more:link]

'Over Cooked': Is Captain Cook the source of British sovereignty in Australia?

The story of Lieutenant James Cook and British Sovereignty over Australia has been overcooked. At no time on any of Cook's three voyages to the Pacific was he intending to go anywhere near New Holland. He did chart the east coast of New Holland in 1770, but that was not part of his Instructions. The whole story about Cook and his association with the claim of British Sovereignty over the lands now known as Australia is retrospective, rather than consistent with the events of the time. Cook's initial "mission" was to get to Tahiti to study the Transit of Venus, and to then look for the fabled Great Southern Land, Terra Australis. [node:read-more:link]

'Welcome to Country!' - Our Lands of Poverty and Devaluation

We now come in all sizes and colours, but you cannot take away the spirit of our forefathers and foremothers and our absolute connection to Mother Earth. The divide and rule by colour distinction will no longer work. We are who we are, always was and always will be. However, once you welcome non-Indigenous people to Country, in their world you are opening the door and letting them in and what is your's becomes their's. Right now their only legitimacy on Country is when they are welcomed in ... One way to deflect Welcome to Country is to Acknowledge Country! [node:read-more:link]

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