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    Oct 7, 2013
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      Michael Anderson returns from UN Symposium
      and announced the next Sovereign Union meeting


      Newsletter date: 8 October 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/07/wgar-news-michael-anderson-returns-from-un-symposium-and-announced-the-next-sovereign-uni

      Contents:

      * Sovereign Union: Michael Anderson returns from UN Symposium and announced the next Sovereign Union meeting
      * Canberra Event: 23-24 November 2013: Next Sovereign Union meeting
      * Musgrave Park, South Brisbane Event: 11-13 October 2013: 31st Anniversary Commonwealth Games Protests
      * Canberra Event: 17-18 October 2013: First Nations Gathering - Aboriginal Tent Embassy
      * Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

      * James Rose, Crikey: Book Review: Forgotten War [By Henry Reynolds]

      * Matt Bell, ANTaR Victoria: Its Time to Pay the Rent

      * The Wire: Dharawal community happy to preserve Australia’s oldest national park [Featuring Dootch Kennedy]


      * SOVEREIGN UNION:
      MICHAEL ANDERSON RETURNS FROM UN SYMPOSIUM AND
      ANNOUNCED THE NEXT SOVEREIGN UNION MEETING



      - Media Release

      Sovereign Union: Michael Anderson returns from UN Symposium
      and announced the next Sovereign Union meeting

      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/michael-anderson-returns-un-symposium-and-announced-next-sovereign-union-meeting
      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/pdf/2013/130926-MA-SU-media%20releaseOPH-23-4%20Nov.pdf
      26 Sep 13: "Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Covenor ...
      Michael Anderson said on his return from Geneva that,
      "the Historic Symposium on Indigenous participation within
      the United Nations was an important event, considering it
      included nominated youth from the seven regions of the
      Aboriginal/Indigenous world. The youth representatives
      were chosen by the Elders, who were amongst the First
      Nations participants in 1977 and 1981.'
      Anderson said, "It was the 1981 conference that brought
      about the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous
      Peoples, and now 37 years on we have the United Nations
      Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples.
      "I was invited to attend the Historic Symposium, since a
      sequence of events determined that I was the first
      Aboriginal person to present to the global Indigenous
      forum. ... "


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Sovereignty a common theme at UN: Anderson

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/30481/Sovereignty-a-common-theme-at-UN%3A-Anderson.html
      1 Oct 13: "By Warren Barnsley: Co-founder of the Aboriginal
      Tent Embassy, Michael Anderson, says a United Nations
      meeting at Geneva in Switzerland saw discussions to
      continue the push for First Nations sovereignty. Mr.
      Anderson, a Euahlayi man from northern New South Wales,
      attended the Historical Symposium on Indigenous
      participation at the UN, which saw Indigenous delegates
      from seven world regions. He says there were common themes
      between the groups."


      * CANBERRA EVENT:
      23-24 NOVEMBER 2013:
      NEXT SOVEREIGN UNION MEETING



      - Upcoming Event

      Event: 23 - 24 November 2013: Canberra, ACT
      Michael Anderson returns from UN Historical Symposium in Geneva
      and has announced the next Sovereign Union meeting

      in Canberra on 23 - 24 November 2013
      "In regard to these proposed International discussions on
      Sovereignty and Self-determination, we are extending an
      invitation to all Sovereign Aboriginal Nations in Australia to
      meet together in Canberra on Saturday and Sunday
      23 - 24 November. The invitation is open to two delegates,
      an Elder and a youth, from each Sovereign Nation where
      and if possible, with limited space for observers. We are in the
      process of securing a venue and the dates are definite."
      "The key issues that will be focused on at this gathering are:
      * Sovereignty and Self-Determination
      * Native Title - v - Aboriginal Sovereignty
      * United Nations and International Law on de-colonisation
      * Declaring Sovereign Independence
      * Developing International Relationships and
      * Unification of Sovereign Aboriginal Nations within Australia."
      Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/michael-anderson-returns-un-symposium-and-announced-next-sovereign-union-meeting


      * MUSGRAVE PARK, SOUTH BRISBANE EVENT:
      11-13 OCTOBER 2013:
      31ST ANNIVERSARY COMMONWEALTH GAMES PROTESTS



      - Upcoming Event

      Event: 11-13 October 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
      31st Anniversary Commonwealth Games Protests
      Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
      "Three days full of activities to mark a historic
      turning point in the struggle for Aboriginal rights
      in Queensland and across the country."
      "Saturday 12th October:
      10am: Workshops on First Nations Sovereignty including
      sovereignty and multiculturalism;
      co-occupation and sovereignty;
      sovereignty and the environment;
      the recognition bill and constitutional change;
      Indigenous conference during G20"
      Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/bris-oct.jpg


      * CANBERRA EVENT:
      17-18 OCTOBER 2013:
      FIRST NATIONS GATHERING
      - ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY



      - Upcoming Event

      Event: 17-18 October 2013: Canberra, ACT
      First Nations Gathering
      Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra

      "* First Nations stand up and oppose the Mundine, Pearson gang!
      * Mundine, Pearson and government must honour and implement
      the UN Declaration on the Rights of First Nations Peoples without treaties.
      * No more genocide dressed as policies "saving Aborigines from themselves"!"
      "Calling on First Nations People authorised to speak for
      their communities, First Nations souljas and supporters to
      gather in Canberra to march on Parliament to protest and
      resist fresh attacks on First Nations People by the new
      Australian Government and its handpicked committee of
      genocidal assimilationists."
      Event details: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2013/gatherings/emb-oct.jpg
      NITV News: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/21/the-brisbane-aboriginal-sovereignty-embassy-is-advocating-for-a-national-gathering-at-the


      * BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT
      AND THE ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSIES:


      Last updated: 7 October 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies


      * JAMES ROSE, CRIKEY:
      BOOK REVIEW:
      FORGOTTEN WAR
      [BY HENRY REYNOLDS]



      - Book Review

      Crikey: Truth to Tell: Book Review: Forgotten War
      http://blogs.crikey.com.au/truthtotell/2013/09/24/book-review-henry-reynolds-frontier-wars/
      24 Sep 13: "Henry Reynolds’ new book explores the dark
      history of Australia’s Frontier Wars and finds that
      Australian history is in denial. ... For not just the new
      government, but for all those Australians who have chosen
      not to be culturally lobotomised by the official view,
      Reynold’s concluding remarks should be read and re-read:
      "The process of reconciliation may have brought some
      people closer together, but white history and black
      history are as far apart as ever.""
      James Rose, Sunshine Coast-based Writer and Author


      * MATT BELL, ANTaR VICTORIA:
      ITS TIME TO PAY THE RENT



      - Analysis / Opinion

      ANTaR Victoria: Its Time to Pay the Rent
      http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/news/its-time-to-pay-the-rent.php
      "Our society and its economy are built on stolen land. ...
      Terra Nullius was claimed on the basis that no humans were
      living on the land or had any relationship with the land.
      Before colonisation Aboriginal people owned the land, not
      in the same way our recent Western tradition would
      understand it, but ownership none the less. They used this
      land as a source of food, a spiritual resource, and used
      the produce of the land to trade with neighbouring
      nations, who also had their land. This land sustained both
      their material and spiritual economies. This land, and all
      it means to Aboriginal people was taken without
      permission, often by force and with no recompense, it was
      stolen. This is unjust." By Matt Bell, Co-Chairperson,
      The ANTaR Victoria Committee of Management


      * THE WIRE:
      DHARAWAL COMMUNITY HAPPY TO PRESERVE AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK
      [FEATURING DOOTCH KENNEDY]



      - Audio Interview

      The Wire:
      Dharawal community happy to preserve Australia’s oldest national park
      Produced by Joline Samawi

      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10879
      1 Oct 13: "The NSW government are pushing for the Royal
      National Park to become part of the world heritage list.
      The most visited national park in NSW, this site has
      sacred significance to the Dharawal people whom have
      inhabited the space for thousands of years. Chairperson of
      the Illawara local aboriginal land council Dootch Kennedy
      shares the significance of the place to him and his
      Abouriginal ancestry. ...
      Featured in story:
      Chairperson of the Illawara local aboriginal land council
      - Dootch Kennedy"

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