“People enjoy their food,
take pleasure in being with their families,
spend weekends working in their gardens,
delight in the doings of the neighborhood.
And even though the next country is so close
that people can hear its roosters crowing and its dogs barking,
they are content to die of old age
without ever having gone to see it.”
On Saturday 24th March 2012, over 300 people representing over 20 different tribal groups attended the lighting of the sacred fire ceremony in Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.
Ashes from the sacred fire in Canberra were sprinkled on the fire.
TREATY OF THE TRIBES.
The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane has issued a statement noting:
“Our right to sovereignty, possession and occupation and enjoyment of our lands and waters and everything associated with the Original Tribes, is guaranteed under the term tribe.
The following call was made:
“We urge the people of Brisbane to attend the Gathering Ceremony: Treaty of the Tribes, to be held on election day, Saturday March 24, at 10am, at Musgrave Park, Cordelia Street, South Brisbane.
We now instruct the Parliament of Queensland to recognise us as tribes.
“The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane is on a state-wide campaign to acknowledge all tribal nations to treaty with the local Yaggara people and with each other.
“All Original Sovereign Nations who become part of the National Unity Government will be encouraged to challenge, within the domestic courts of the invader society, to seek a declaration by them confirming that our sovereignty cannot be dealt with within their jurisdiction….”