Our last day of freedom - A ceremony to honour our Nyoongar Yorga Boodja
The Nyoongar Tent embassy was established in February 2012 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Canberra Aboriginal Tent Embassy. We are an independent part of the national and international movement for the recognition of Tribal Sovereignty in Australia.
We are seeking your endorsement and support for an event we are planning on 25th January 2013 at Mata Garup (Heirrisson Island) in Perth. Our event will include children’s activities, a concert of local WA Indigenous talent, a preliminary launch of our commissioned report of media coverage of the Nyoongar Tent Embassy from February – March 2012 by the School of Education, Media and Cultural Arts at Curtin University and a Nyoongar Marmum Circle to support the main event being a ceremony to honour our Noongar Yorga Boodja.
For your considerations, we have attached our Vision Statement, a flyer and a draft program for the event. Under construction is our newsletter on our past, current and future work. It will be completed prior to the above event and all endorsements and support will be acknowledged if requested by your agency.
We would ask that your positive response to our request be provided to us no later than 14th January 2013.
Should you have any further enquiries on how best you can assist us and our
event, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0416 376 210.
Mrs Maureen Culbong
Spokesperson for the NTE
7 January 2012
DRAFT AGENDA FOR NTE EVENT “A DAY TO TASTE OUR TRIBAL SOVEREIGN FREEDOM” 25th January 2013.
TIME ACTIVITY FACILITATOR
7.00am ‐9.30am Set Up
9.30am‐ 10.30pm Welcome to Country
Preliminary Launch of Curtin University’s
Research on Media Reporting on the NTE
Kwinana Yonga Boys
10.30am ‐1pm Concert Lunch
Local Music Talent
1pm – 5pm Yorga Ceremony Marmum Ceremony
5pm‐ 6pm Joint Yorga & Marmum Ceremony
6pm – 7pm Clean Up
N Y O O N G A R T E N T E M B A S S Y - M A T A G A R U P
V i s i o n S t a t e m e n t
To unify all Tribal Sovereign people to pursue our inherent, universal and
indivisible right to self- determination for all present and future generations.