WGAR News: We must continue calls for Treaty: Nicole Watson, Tracker

Newsletter date: 15 April 2013

Contents:

* Nicole Watson, Tracker: We must continue calls for Treaty
* Greg Dyett and Jeremy Geia, SBS Radionews Audio: Claim renews sovereignty campaign
* NIRS: Call to charge up sovereignty campaign
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

* The Stringer: Department changes from Indigenous to Aboriginal

* Croakey: We must do far more as a country to acknowledge the First Australians: Prof Lesley Barclay

* Jeremy Geia, NITV News: Row over Canberra's traditional owners

* Other articles

* NICOLE WATSON, TRACKER: WE MUST CONTINUE CALLS FOR TREATY

- Analysis / Opinion

agendaTracker: Little Black Duck: We must continue calls for Treaty
http://tracker.org.au/2013/04/little-black-duck-we-must-continue-calls-f...
11 Apr 13: "NATIONAL: The words, 'Aboriginal sovereignty', have given rise to a diversity of meaning. For some, recognition of Aboriginal sovereignty demands the creation of a black state. For others it is synonymous with self-determination. Regardless of how one defines the term however, talk of Aboriginal sovereignty inevitably leads to a treaty. Some would argue that a treaty is unrealistic in the current environment and therefore, we should focus on goals that have bipartisan political support, namely, constitutional recognition. That is a point of view that this little black duck will never subscribe to. I believe that a treaty is not only crucial, but inevitable, for four reasons. ... " By Nicole Watson, a Murri lawyer and researcher with the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney

* GREG DYETT AND JEREMY GEIA, SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO: CLAIM RENEWS SOVEREIGNTY CAMPAIGN

- Audio

SBS Radionews Podcasts: Claim renews sovereignty campaign
By Greg Dyett and Jeremy Geia
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261840/Claim-r...
9 Apr 13: "A declaration of independence refreshes the campaign for Indigenous sovereignty over parts of Australia. ... Veteran Aboriginal activist Geoff Clark says he's encouraged by what he calls a reinvigoration of the campaign for Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia. His comments came as the Murrawarri people from northern New South Wales declared their independence. The Murrawarri say they're now a republic with their own constitution and bill of rights and they've given Queen Elizabeth II 28 days to respond to their declaration. Greg Dyett reports."

See:

WGAR News: Jeremy Geia, NITV: Northern NSW clans create 'Murrawarri Republic' (4 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/04/wgar-news-legal-action-launched-today...

WGAR News: Sovereign Union: The Murrawarri Republic declaration (31 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/30/wgar-news-jagath-dheerasekara-manuwan...

WGAR News: Sovereign Union: A fight against paying rates on ancient homelands (4 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/04/wgar-news-legal-action-launched-today...

* NIRS: CALL TO CHARGE UP SOVEREIGNTY CAMPAIGN

- News

National Indigenous Radio Service: Call to charge up soverignty campaign
http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29027/Call-to-charge-up-soverig...
11 Apr 13: "A declaration of independence ia refreshing the campaign for Indigenous sovereignty over parts of Australia. Veteran Aboriginal activist Geoff Clark says he's encouraged by what he calls a reinvigoration of the campaign for Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia."

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

Last updated: 13 April 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

* THE STRINGER: DEPARTMENT CHANGES FROM INDIGENOUS TO ABORIGINAL

- News

The Stringer: Department changes from Indigenous to Aboriginal
http://thestringer.com.au/department-changes-from-indigenous-to-aborigin...
12 Apr 13: "The Western Australian Government is replacing the word 'Indigenous' with the word 'Aboriginal'. The State Opposition has said this is an expense waste of time. But others do not think so. ... Mr Wyatt is correct that there are more pressing issues on the landscape for Aboriginal peoples and these are forever neglected or moved along in piecemeal ways. Mr Collier is correct that most Aboriginal peoples prefer to be referred to as Aboriginal than as Indigenous. He is also correct that the change from Indigenous to Aboriginal will cost next to nothing."

* CROAKEY: WE MUST DO FAR MORE AS A COUNTRY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS: PROF LESLEY BARCLAY

- Analysis / Opinion

Croakey - the Crikey health blog: We must do far more as a country to acknowledge the First Australians: Prof Lesley Barclay
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2013/04/04/we-must-do-far-more-as-a-c...
4 Apr 13: "Australia needs to do much more to recognise and respect this country’s first peoples, according to Professor Lesley Barclay, Director of the University Centre for Rural Health (University of Sydney), based in Lismore. Our failure to do so is harmful for Indigenous Australians, as well as being a source of shame for non-Indigenous Australians, she says. Her article below was prompted by a recent visit to New Zealand, where the acknowledgement of Maori symbolism, language and spirituality at two health conferences made a lasting impression." Melissa Sweet

* JEREMY GEIA, NITV NEWS: ROW OVER CANBERRA'S TRADITIONAL OWNERS

- Video

SBS World News: Row over Canberra's traditional owners
Source: Jeremy Geia, NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1755398/Row-over-Canberras-traditiona...
11 Apr 13: "An ACT government-commissioned report says Canberra's traditional owners may never be known, as three separate groups lay claim as traditional custodians. ... But some say the report was part of a deal to stave off a legal challenge against the government. Three separate groups have laid claim to Canberra as traditional custodians. The city lies on the boundary of where they have historically converged. The Ngunnawal, the Ngambri and the Ngarigu all have several significant sites within the area."

* OTHER ARTICLES:

- Audio Interview

SBS Radionews Podcasts: Students selected for inaugural Indigenous careers program
By Kerri Worthington
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/262298/Student...
12 Apr 13: "The Murra Mullangari program in Canberra has been established by several Indigenous medical and health organisations to encourage young people to think about careers in the field. The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association says it will show Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children the wide range of rewarding careers in health that are open to them, from a very early age. The Association's chief executive Romlie Mokak tells Kerri Worthington how the program came about."

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