Fw: [MA] SLEEP OUR FOR SOVEREIGNTY

Alan Bradley alanb at SPAMelf.brisnet.org.au
Tue Aug 8 20:01:49 MDT 2000




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> From: CE <k.bullimore at student.canberra.edu.au>
> To: leftlink at vicnet.net.au; marxist-activist at egroups.com;
marxism-thaxis at lists.wwpublish.com
> Subject: [MA] SLEEP OUR FOR SOVEREIGNTY
> Date: Wednesday, 9 August 2000 8:03
>
> Please distribute widely.....
>
> The Indigenous Student Network & the Victoria Park Tent Embassy invited
you to:
>
> SLEEP OUT FOR SOVEREIGNTY - 18, 19, 20 August
> jion the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Victoria Park, Sydney
> cnr City Rd and Broadway
>
> -Bring family, friends, instruments, food, tent, cooking equipment,
blankets,
> utensils etc.  NO drugs or alcohol allowed.
>
> For more information contact - Joel or Laura-Lee from the Indigenous
Student
> Network on (02) 9660 5222
>
> SOVEREIGNTY
> As of twelve noon, 14th July 2000 organisers of the official Aboriginal
Tent
> Embassy in Canberra began its historic (re)establishment in Sydney.  The
> Embassy was set up in Canberra to call for Justice and Sovereignty for
> Aboriginal peoples, and has set up a satellite camp in Sydney to raise
the
> pressure on the Gvoernment to recognise and act on the past and present
> injustices faced by Aboriginal people.
>
> The Australian government has done everything possible to white was their

> treatment of Aboriginal people in the lead up the Olympic games when the
eyes
> of the world will be on Australia.  It is precisely because of this that
> Aboriginal activists have taken up the call from around Australia to
expose the
> racism of the Liberal Government and to call for real reconciliation
justice
> and sovereignty.
>
> Australia, alone out of four English speaking countries where the white
> invaders ultimately came to constitute a numerical majority, ahs failed
to
> recognise Aboriginal sovereignty in any form.  New Zealand, the United
States
> and Canada all have concluded treaties with the Indigenous peoples within
their
> borders.  In Australia, this was not  permitted as a result of the legal
> ficition (terra nullius) that Aboriginal people had "no sovereignty".
>
> In the USA, the Native American nations are recognised as sovereign
nations.
> This recognition is entrenched both through treaties and US govt policy.

> Sovereignty rights (or powers) are dived up between the US Fed Govt, the
States
> and the Indigenous Nations.
>
> What is stopping Australia from recognising the inherent sovereignty
rights of
> Aboriginal people?
>
>
>
>
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