Sovereignty

Historical Background to the NAIDOC 2019 Theme: ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’

Historical Background to the NAIDOC 2019 Theme: ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’

Our greatest fear is not whether we negotiate a Treaty, but the forcing through of the Recognition campaign for inclusion in the colonial Constitution. Ghillar, Michael Anderson, provides an historical insight into the NAIDOC 2019 theme ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’, which reveals that each time First Nations Sovereignty rises up too powerfully it is suppressed in favour of the ‘trip wire to assimilation’. The ‘Voice’, of the NAC was shafted in 1984; the NAC ‘Treaty’ framework was dismantled and ‘Truth’ has barely been heard yet. Read more about Historical Background to the NAIDOC 2019 Theme: ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’

Deceitful and fraudulent land dealings in WA and a breach of Trust: more WA Homelands closed down

Demolishing First Nations peoples houses in the Pilbara

Ghillar, Michael Anderson accuses the members of the WA Aboriginal Lands Trust of treasonous behaviour and actions against their own Peoples. He said this is evidenced by the fact that over the past years the Aboriginal Lands Trust has acted in concert with the interests of mining companies, the WA government and the Federal government to shut down Aboriginal communities under a policy of forced removal and clearing the land. The purpose of ridding the land of its true owners is to permit free and open access to exploration, mining and other development. Read more about Deceitful and fraudulent land dealings in WA and a breach of Trust: more WA Homelands closed down

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

Reparation: the colonisers’ fear of admitting the truth of invasion

Reparation: the colonisers’ fear of admitting the truth of invasion

One of the slogan chants of the Invasion/Sovereignty Day March in Sydney was "No accident, it was murder!", referring to the continuing and spiralling number of deaths in custody. International lawyers are now referring to First Nations Peoples’ Deaths in Custody as being attributed to State-sanctioned death squads. ... The question of our continuing sovereignty governed by our ancient Law and customs is traced by our Songlines, dances and songs across this continent. ...... the Mabo judges committed treason and demonstrated their refusal to make an unbiased decision. Read more about Reparation: the colonisers’ fear of admitting the truth of invasion

Crown's sneaky Radical Title sits under First Nations Sovereignty

Unpacking Radical Title

Under the Doctrine of Discovery, which came from the Papal Bull meaningPope Alexander VI issues a papal bull or decree, “Inter Caetera," in which he authorizes to colonization of Native peoples as subjects. The decree asserts the rights to convert, and enslave. Native VoicesPapal Bulls of the 1400s, European Christian Nations could claim Radical Title meaningIt is argued that, as a legal concept, radical title is a bare legal title which does not automatically confer beneficial ownership of the land to which it relates. ResearchOnline JCURadical Title over undiscovered lands.
It was a competition between the European Powers, but it didn't offer full ownership of the lands or the people. When the Crown claimed the lands now known as Australia, Radical Title was deceptively stolen from the Dutch, and then the Crown imposed Sovereignty as if they owned everyone and everything on these lands. Read more about Crown's sneaky Radical Title sits under First Nations Sovereignty

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