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Beads and Blankets: referendum and voice

Beads and Blankets: referendum and voice

My offering of the Beads and Blankets to King Charles on 20 June 2023 is a serious one The hard question for those promoting the Yes Vote is the extent of limitations that will be placed on this facade of the Voice to Parliament. If this Voice is to have any effect, then it must have broader terms of reference that will address far bigger issues than the assimilation strategies that have been forecast, that being - be white, think white, act white and don't invoke First Nations rights under international law. [node:read-more:link]

Acquiescence to the Voice threatens First Nations continuing sovereignty

Acquiescence to the Voice threatens First Nations continuing sovereignty

If First Nations agree to a Voice, which is only advisory, with no power of veto and for which the colonial parliament legislates its structure and composition, international law sees this as acquiescence and a relinquishment of First Nations sovereignty, which has never been ceded and for which so many of our people have died, and continue to assert with the phrase ‘Sovereignty Never Ceded’. - Maintaining our continuing sovereignty is our best protection. [node:read-more:link]

NAC Briefing of Draft Considerations for Self-determination 1984

N.A.C. Briefing of Draft Recommendations and Considerations

I hope this draft document prompts some further thinking about where we are being led and maybe we can begin to think for ourselves and prepare our own independent nations approach to a settlement that you and we want not what the assimilated are prepared to give away. The is will be all lost forever to our future generations. Is this the legacy this generation wants to leave for our future generations? ...
- Ghillar Michael Anderson [node:read-more:link]

27th: Where to from here - Shaping the next stage

50th Anniversary Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra

Ghillar, Michael Anderson, the last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy in 1972 articulates his personal position on where we are now. On 27 January. He and some experts in their field of law and society will talk about sovereignty and land rights. “We all have a common enemy," he says. "I recognise and acknowledge all those who have contributed over the years to keep the Aboriginal Embassy out there in front for all to see. They must all be applauded for their commitments." [node:read-more:link]

Government Confusion and First Nations' Frustration

The governments are totally confused about where and how they want us to fit within their autocratically ruled Australian society. The colonial education system is designed with the purpose of training our minds to think like them, that is, assimilation by design and purpose. The policy-making and programming in government circles is the absolute frustration for our people to get anywhere near our grassroots' aspirations and ambitions, because of the prevention of progress which stops us from succeeding and fulfilling these ambitions. [node:read-more:link]

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