Assimilation & Oppression

The debilitating aftermath of 10 years of NT Intervention

Jon Altman

In the April issue of Land Rights News I celebrated the 30th anniversary of the progressive and supportive Blanchard report 'Return to Country': the Aboriginal Homelands Movement in Australia. And I wondered what celebration or reproach the 10th anniversary of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, the Intervention that was militaristically launched with extraordinary media fanfare on 21 June 2007 might elicit.

The answers to this question are threefold. Read more about The debilitating aftermath of 10 years of NT Intervention

Referendum Council’s recommendation concedes there is 'NO CONSENT'

Referendum Council Final Report

Response to the Referendum Council's so-called modest and substantive recommendation of a referendum to have an advisory-only 'Indigenous Voice' in parliament. $800 million plus has now gone down the gurgler, but then this is what happens when a government meets resistance, a resistance that has been going since 1770. It must be an enormous disappointment for the Turnbull government and Shorten's expectations that Leibler and his First Nations cohorts have failed miserably to deliver the goods, that is to assimilate First Nations Peoples in to the colonial constitution. Turnbull is clearly aware of a looming 'heroic failure'. Read more about Referendum Council’s recommendation concedes there is 'NO CONSENT'

WALKOUT STATEMENT Aboriginal Embassy Statement from the Sacred Fire

WALKOUT STATEMENT

Aboriginal Embassy Statement from the Sacred Fire
'WALKOUT STATEMENT' Opposing Constitutional Recognition and Manufactured Consent
- We, the First Nations People who gathered at the Sacred Fire of the Aboriginal Embassy on 24-25 June 2017, reject the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ and its’ Guiding Principles. The ‘Uluru Statement’ is a reflection of the corrupt proceedings of the Referendum Council’s Regional Dialogues and the National Constitutional Convention. Read more about WALKOUT STATEMENT Aboriginal Embassy Statement from the Sacred Fire

A Statement from the Bush: 'Songlines can bring us Home'

A Statement from the Bush 'Songlines can bring us Home'

Ghillar, Michael Anderson provides an insight into a viable pathway going forward:
At the Referendum Council's National Convention, the line was drawn in the sand. There are no objections to those who want to be absorbed into our oppressor's society. For us who seek to stand and fight, then we must set our sights on looking at the details of how we develop ourselves as self-determining Nations and Peoples, being guided by international legal norms, whilst living next door to our oppressor. Read more about A Statement from the Bush: 'Songlines can bring us Home'

'RiseUp Gathering' Videos - Aboriginal Embassy June 2017

RiseUp Gathering VIDEOS

The Videos from The RiseUp Gathering begin with feedback from attendees experience as elected delegates and observers at the fatally flawed Referendum Council National Convention at Ayers Rock Resort near Uluru, NT.

Recorded at Aboriginal Embassy on 24 and 25 June 2017 during First Nations Rise Up gathering. Read more about 'RiseUp Gathering' Videos - Aboriginal Embassy June 2017

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