Gathering of Nations 2014

Gathering of Nations 2014 - Canberra

Annual Sovereign Union Meeting
Canberra on Saturday and Sunday 1 - 2 November 2014

Old Parliament House & Aboriginal Embassy
We will be camping at the Aboriginal Embassy

Representatives of Nations
Sovereign Union extends an invitation to all First Nations and Peoples in Australia to meet together in Canberra on Saturday and Sunday 1 - 2 November 2014. The invitation is open to three delegates from each Sovereign Nation. (Women and Youth are encouraged to be included where possible)

Non-Aboriginal observers
All non-Aboriginal people are welcome to attend as observers at the old House of Representatives chamber, but there is only seating for around 200 people. There is some observers seating above the chamber in the old press gallery and the meeting will be screened in the lobby monitors, which has some seating.

Let us know if you are coming
Please list your names via the Attendance Form (preferred), facebook, the contact form on this website, or by sending an email to Ghillar with your name, Nation, Number of people from your nation that you expect to be present.

Self-Funded Movement
Each of the Sovereign Nations who seek to attend must realise that we have NO money to assist with fares and/or accommodation. The Sovereignty movement is a self-funded movement and each Sovereign Nation State must take care of their own costs. We accept NO money from Government. Our continuing Sovereignty is ours to assert, and we must show our determination to be free and Independent.

If any Nation has its own flag please bring it with you so that we can hang it on Friday afternoon ahead of time. The House of Reps chamber is a heritage-listed place and the curators will arrange for the flags to be displayed.

Day 1: 9:00am: Registration at the Aboriginal Embassy
         (Outside the Old Parliament House)

Sovereign Union Gathering - Old Parliament House
Day 1 - Saturday 1 November 2014

9 - 9.30 Registration at Aboriginal Embassy
10am start in House of Representatives, Old Parliament House
1 - 2pm lunch
2 - 5pm Afternoon session

The key issues that will be focused on at this gathering are:

  • Status of the Sovereignty Movement and updates
  • Setting up National Governance and Sovereign Independence
  • Inter and intra Treaties between Nations and the Sovereign Union
  • Q & A: Open mic - Defining pathways ahead
  • Aboriginal Law/Original Law - the law of the land and continental common law
  • Concept of Sovereign Immunity
  • Sovereign Union treaties between Nations
  • Setting up Nation courts and the Sovereign Union Court of Justice (purpose and functions)
  • Adoption of Resolutions

    Aboriginal Embassy, Opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra
    Day 2 - Sunday 2 November 2014

    AM: - Brainstorming: Sovereignty Pathways to independence, governance, economic self-sufficiency and the denouncing of current regimes

    PM: -
    1-3pm Youth Forum
    Workshops - including role of supporters for the Sovereign Union
    General discussions around the fire

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There is a possibility for some billeting of Elders whilst in Canberra. In regards to accommodation, it is recommended to bring some tents, if and where possible, and we will all camp at the Aboriginal Embassy (opposite Old Parliament House) as we have done for many years.

It should be noted that if any Sovereign Nation State seeks to have a matter or matters put on the agenda, please make contact and this matter will be proposed.

Contact us:
Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in the Great Southern Continent
Asserting First Nations Sovereignty into Governance
Ghillar, Michael Anderson, 0427 292 492