Canberra 2010 New Way Summit - Draft Agenda

New Way Summit: Our Way or No Way

Invitation to a national conference open to all in support of Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

This summit is about the blood, guts and tears of our people. It is our intention to deal with the issues that nobody wants to know about, let alone do something about.

Saturday 30 January at Haydon-Allen Tank, Australian National University, Canberra

The final agenda will be determined at the beginning of the summit.

The first day is for listening to the elders and the youth. It will give us a clear and defined agenda for the following two days. Our people are hurting and they are seeking to locate their own solutions to problems. A sanitised national representative body cannot and will not get down in the gutters and mess that has been created by all past government-sponsored programming.

  • 9:00am Plenary - some sections can be live streamed
  • 10.30am Break
  • 11:00am Plenary - some contributions through Skype
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm Plenary resumes -
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm informal discussion over food

Sunday 31 January at Haydon-Allen Tank, Australian National University, Canberra

The second day will be about having the delegates workshop the issues that they seek to address. We need to locate solutions and this will offer the people the freedom to come up with what they see as their ways of addressing issues. It is important to understand that we will expect the people to indicate their visions and outcomes for their planned way forward.

  • 9:00am Plenary
  • 10.30am Break
  • 11:00am Workshops
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm Plenary
  • 3:00pm - 4.30pm Workshops
  • 4.45pm Report back
  • 5.15pm - 6pm Informal discussion over food

Monday 1 February at Copeland Theatre, Australian National University, Canberra

The third day is about setting an 'Agenda of ACTION'. This will include amongst other things a declaration of our will and 'sovereignty'. It will also include a 'communiqué' to be delivered to the Prime Minister and his parliament which we hope can be read into the Parliamentary Hansard.

  • 9:00am Plenary
  • 10.30am Break
  • 11:00am Drafting Workshops
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm Plenary to compile final documents
  • 5.15pm - 6:00pm informal discussion over food

This is an unfunded grassroots initiative. Monetary donations for food will keep the tucker flowing.