Brisbane Sovereign Embassy: We need a 'Bran nu Dae'
National Indigenous Radio 23rd March 2012 Brisbane Sovereign Embassy, Musgrave Park | Location Map - Musgrave Park-- Interview ABC Radio 612 30 March -- Sydney Morning Herald: Pitching camp for a cultural cause - -
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The founder of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Brisbane says Indigenous people need to be heard on the issue of sovereignty. Musgrave Park in South Brisbane is the site of the third Aboriginal embassy to be set up across the country, with others already operating in Canberra and Perth.
Adrian Burragubba says if more Aboriginal embassies were established across Australia, it would start a national conversation on the subject of sovereignty.
He says Aboriginal people are treated as the property of the government in Australia instead of the original inhabitants of the country.
"We're not people that are defined by the British colony or the Australia Government.
"We are self-defining people. So what we're telling people is to come here and, by identifying who your people are and your language, then you're identifying with the original laws and customs of the place of your ancestry."
More reporting on Aboriginal activism at Treaty Republic.
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