WGAR News: Aboriginal Law must sit on top of whiteman's law, because 'our Law is the Law of this land': SU

Newsletter date: 15 December 2013

Contents:

* Sovereign Union: Aboriginal Law must sit on top of whiteman's law, because 'our Law is the Law of this land'
* Ron Sutton, SBS News: Indigenous Australians remember Mandela
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Aunty Lila Watson & Mary Graham
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

* Upcoming Event 17 December 2013: Public monument proposal - 'The Freedom Fighters' Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner
* Community Radio 3CR Anarchist World's Joseph Toscano on the Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheener campaign
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Henry Reynolds, author of 'The Forgotten War'
* Sovereign Union: Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country
* Standard Digital News: Revealed: The bonfire of paper at the end of colonial empire

* SOVEREIGN UNION: ABORIGINAL LAW MUST SIT ON TOP OF WHITEMAN'S LAW, BECAUSE 'OUR LAW IS THE LAW OF THIS LAND'

- Media Release

Sovereign Union Media Release: Aboriginal Law must sit on top of whiteman's law, because 'our Law is the Law of this land'
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/aboriginal-law-must-sit-top-w...
4 Dec 13: "Statement by Pangarte Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Ghillar Michael Anderson, head spokespersons for the Sovereign Union:
The Sovereign Union Gathering of Nations in Canberra on 23-24 November 2013 raised the bar higher for the political agenda, than at any other time in the Aboriginal struggle.
Our discussions with senior Lawman Murray George of Pitjantjatara/Yankunytjatjara Nation (APY Lands) and Senior Lawman Harry Nelson, Alyewarre Nation and Lawman Ray Loy of the Atnatjere Nation confirmed that the Aboriginal sovereignty movement has its genesis and its foundation within ancient Aboriginal Law.
This was confirmed when senior Lawman Harry Nelson presented the Gathering of Nations with his most sacred Law symbol that he had brought from his Country, where it was united with the sacred Law symbol of the Euahlayi Nation.
This swelled the pride and dignity of all those who were in attendance and created a spiritual and emotional time in history, that all those present felt deeply. It was spiritually uplifting. ... "

* RON SUTTON, SBS NEWS: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS REMEMBER MANDELA

- Audio

SBS News: Indigenous Australians remember Mandela
By Ron Sutton
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/07/05/when-nelson-mandela-came-a...
6 Dec 13: "When Nelson Mandela visited Australia months after his release from prison in 1990, he upset some Aboriginal activists. How do they feel today? ... The death of former South African anti-apartheid hero and then president Nelson Mandela has triggered international mourning on a scale rarely seen around the world. ... But for some within Australia's Aboriginal communities, that touch has known both good times and bad times. 24 years ago, Mr Mandela had a rough encounter with some of the country's best known Aboriginal activists. Ron Sutton looks at what they have come came to feel about him, all these years later." By Ron Sutton

- See Related Audio

Sovereign Union: First Nations peoples of Australia remember Mandela
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/793
"sovereignunion: Audio: Mandela upset some Aboriginal activists in 1990 ...
sovereignunion: Western world seeking absolution by washing the feet of Nelson Mandela"

* LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS AUNTY LILA WATSON & MARY GRAHAM

- Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let's Talk - Aunty Lila Watson & Mary Graham
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
December 2013
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/aunty-lila-watson-mary-graham/

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

Last updated: 9 December 2013

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

* UPCOMING EVENT 17 DECEMBER 2013: PUBLIC MONUMENT PROPOSAL - 'THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS' TUNNERMINNERWAIT & MAULBOYHEENNER

- Upcoming Event

Sovereign Union: Public monument proposal - 'The Freedom Fighters'
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/794
"Melbourne City Councillors will be receiving, and possibly debating, a Melbourne City Management report about the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner campaign to erect a significant public monument to Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, two indigenous freedom fighters who paid the ultimate price for resisting white colonisation in Victoria over 170 years ago. The meeting will be held at 5:30pm, on Tuesday 17th December at Council Chamber, Level 2, Melbourne Town Hall (corner Swanston and Collins St). The Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration Committee requests Melbourne region residents to help fill the public gallery to demonstrate to the Councillors there is significant public support for this campaign."

* COMMUNITY RADIO 3CR ANARCHIST WORLD'S JOSEPH TOSCANO ON THE TUNNERMINNERWAIT & MAULBOYHEENER CAMPAIGN

- Audio

Community Radio 3CR: Anarchist World 11.12.2013
http://www.3cr.org.au/anarchistworld/podcast/anarchist-world-11122013
11 Dec 13: "Toxic Tony and his dysfunctional government, homework corporate welfare, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener campaign and much much more." By Joseph Toscano

* LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS HENRY REYNOLDS, AUTHOR OF 'THE FORGOTTEN WAR'

- Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let's Talk - Henry Reynolds
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
10 Dec 13: "Author of "The Forgotten War" Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry Reynolds’ seminal book The Other Side of the Frontier, which argued that the settlement of Australia had a high level of violence and conflict that we chose to ignore. Forgotten War is shortlisted in the Non-Fiction category of the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Vote for Forgotten War in the People’s Choice Award"
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/henry-reynolds/

* SOVEREIGN UNION: CORANDERRK: WE WILL SHOW THE COUNTRY

- Audio, Book Review and Current Event

Sovereign Union: Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/791
"The Coranderrk Inquiry was the only official commission in 19th century Victoria which addressed Aboriginal peoples' calls for justice, land rights and self-determination. It was one of the few times Aboriginal witnesses were called to give evidence on matters concerning their own lives and interests."
"Coranderrk - The Play: 7 December - 3 January 2014
Belvoir St Surry Hills NSW Upstairs Theatre"

* STANDARD DIGITAL NEWS: REVEALED: THE BONFIRE OF PAPER AT THE END OF COLONIAL EMPIRE

- Analysis / Opinion

Standard Digital News: Revealed: The bonfire of paper at the end of colonial empire
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/mobile/?articleID=2000098995&story_title=...
29 Nov 13: "The Guardian: The full extent of the destruction of Britain’s colonial government records during the retreat from empire was disclosed on Thursday with the declassification of a small part of the Foreign Office’s vast secret archive. 50-year-old documents that have finally been transferred to the National Archive show that bonfires were built behind diplomatic missions across the globe as the purge – codenamed Operation Legacy – accompanied the handover of each colony. ... "

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Racists! what's this white man rubbish? You will find our law makers are not just white people, shame on you all.

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