Sovereignty, The Constitution and Congress – Invasion Day Discussion


Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra

INVASION DAY 26 January 2013 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

A year ago, at the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, a general commitment was given by the people at the Tent Embassy to advance the sovereign rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Consequently a number often embassies were established in regional parts of Australia in 2012, to express concerns from our people about control over our lives and our futures. The National Congress of Australias First Peoples also participated at the time by arranging a seminar on Sovereignty and Self-Determination.

The role of Congress is to promote the rights of our peoples.

Our members and delegate have determined Sovereignty is a key concern for Congress. Some initial feedback from community suggests that Congress should convene a national discussion on how Sovereign can be progressed in the struggle for Aboriginal rights.

The way forward for 2013 is to be examined at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on 26 January 2013.

All interested people welcome to participate and contribute positively to this discussion.

Convened by National Congress of Australias First Peoples 27Cope Street, Redfern, NSW 2016 Freecall: 1800266477

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4 thoughts on “Sovereignty, The Constitution and Congress – Invasion Day Discussion

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  2. Where are my ancestoral lands? says:

    In one way the aboriginals are lucky as they can indentify the people who have ruined their culture and way of life and they should be compensated from these people. My ancestors being from the border area of scotland are not so lucky. We have totally lost any connection we had to our way of life from 1000s of years ago and also we have had our genetic mix totally mongrolised from all the invaders who have swept through my ancestoral lands.
    When I researching this matter a few months I counted at least six known invasions by the celts, romans, angles, saxons, vikings and normans. Also the perpetual border disputes that took place for hundreds of years.
    My ancestors eventually managed to move to the highlands but at the start of the 18thC where moved off the land to starvation conditions as part of the highland clearances.
    We then moved to Australia.
    But I want to know. Who do I sue to get justice? How can I get my ancestoral lands back that I think are in the border area of England / Scotland? How can I re-connect with my old religion from 1000s of years ago? I have researched but can not find the answers to these questions.
    My family is still suffering from the upheavals we have had over thousands of years. Your friend who has also been dispossessed kind regards to Professor Mike Dodson and Mik Bourke MLA

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