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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]

Attempted dispossession for a second time by 'Aboriginal Troopers'

Media Release

The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) are attempting to dispossess the Euahlayi Nation's Ghurrie clan of their land on the NSW/QLD border which was purchased for them by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) back in 1998 as redress for dispossession as an admission of the wrongdoings perpetrated against them.
 
"When we marched the streets for Land Rights in the 1970s, it was impossible to conceive that, if and when we won Land Rights, these things would occur,' Ghillar, Michael Anderson, the last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy said. [node:read-more:link]

Sovereign Voices - v - Co-Design Voice

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]

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]

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