New Way Sovereignty Summit, Canberra 22-25 April (Easter Weekend)

Contact Phone: 
Mobile: 04272 92 492
Date and Time: 
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 9:00am to Monday, April 25, 2011 - 5:00pm
Contact Email:
Contact Name: 
Michael Anderson (Summit Convenor)
Friday 22 April and Saturday 23 April meetings will be at the Haydon Allen Tank, Building 23, Australian National University, Canberra. (These two day's proceedings will be live webcast via for those who can't attend but have internet access.) Sunday 24 and Monday 25 April will be at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy opposite Old Parliament House. 9:00am start each day.

This Summit web-page was last updated on 6 May 2011



Call for dramatic return to proactive political action at Aboriginal summit
By Michael Anderson and Ellie Gilbert
Treaty Republic:
Indymedia Australia:
26 Apr 11: "Canberra 25 April 2011, Anzac Day -- The Aboriginal New Way Sovereignty Summit here over Easter was informed that given the state of Aboriginal Affairs in this country today it is now time to make a dramatic return to proactive political action.
Within the coming months legal submissions will be completed for two challenges. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be asked for an Advisory Opinion on the status of the Aboriginal Sovereignty.
The second legal challenge will be in the European Court of Human Rights where an application will be made for compensation and reparation from the British in respect to the colonisation, dispossession, usurpation of our natural wealth and resources.
The core of the latter legal application will focus on the absolute dispossession of Aboriginal lands that has caused us to become internally displaced Peoples and refugees."


- Audio

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let's Talk - Indigenous presented talkback:
3 May 11: "Michael Anderson: Tiga Bayles spoke with Tent Embassy founder and Activist, Michael Anderson."
Listen to this interview on-line:


22-25 April 2011 (Easter Weekend)


[click on one of the links to view poster]

Treaty Republic: 'New Way Summit'

"The Aboriginal 'New Way Summits' are unique meetings on the status and place of Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia, and beyond. These Summits bring together the collective minds of Aboriginal Individuals, Activists, Academia, Professions and Community representatives to find and share solutions to key issues.

2011 Summits:
Canberra, Easter 2011

2010 Summits concluded:
Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne

Michael Anderson (Summit Convenor) Phone: 02 68296355
Mobile: 04272 92 492
Fax: 02 68296375
Email: "

About Michael Anderson (Nyoongar Ghurradjong Murri Ghillar)
[scroll down page to end of article]


Michael Anderson: Pay the rent will be heard loud and clear across the land
Treaty Republic:
Indymedia Australia:
17 Apr 11: "It is now our time to take this to the next level and onto the International Court of Justice. This colonial Australian government of England will try very hard to fight against our right to be heard in the International Court. ... I call upon all non-Aborigines who seek to correct history to come and be part of history in the making at this Easter’s Summit, as all people are welcome to come and voice their thoughts and aspirations with us, for together we can overcome and become the great nation that we are and take our rightful place in the international community, rather than a second class colonial nation state whose only recognition is through our signatories to the peace treaty and the United Nations Charter." Michael Anderson

Michael (Euahlayi name Ghillar) Anderson: Australia as “last bastion for the Aryan race”
Indymedia Australia:
30 Mar 11: "As an Aboriginal person of a race of people continually persecuted by the state, I am alarmed and concerned that Australia’s desire to be the last bastion for the Aryan race, as was stated at Federation, continues to drive Australian governments of all political persuasions to this day. ...
The New Way Sovereignty Summit at Easter will challenge Australia’s application for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Australia does not have the right to be nominated, let alone have a seat there. How can a colonial state of England have such a right? We will make every effort to lobby against Australia getting nominated." Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson: Scholar’s paper points to Aboriginal mineral rights
Treaty Republic:
Indymedia Australia:
13 Feb 11: "When Aboriginal activists meet in Canberra at Easter they will have in front of them a paper that suggested to the Howard government that Aboriginal people are likely to test the crown ownership of minerals. Michael Anderson, convener of the New Way Sovereignty Summits, quotes from an essay by Dr Stephen Davis to a conference of the Samuel Griffith Society stating that, “If Crown ownership of minerals is affirmed ... there may well be a case for compensation mounted by indigenous groups.”"

Michael Anderson: We are still shackled captives of government
Treaty Republic:
Indigenous Peoples:
Indymedia Australia:
4 Feb 11: "“We have not had the shackles of control removed from our feet. We continue to be captives at the will of the government and their collaborators. We do not have liberators who work to free our people,” says Aboriginal political activist, Michael Anderson, announcing the next New Way Sovereignty Summit. It will take place over the Easter long weekend at the Aboriginal Embassy [and Australian National University] in Canberra, commencing Good Friday through to Sunday, with a protest march planned for Monday from the front of the Australian National University to Parliament House. ... “The Easter gathering will focus on the need to make our voices heard loud and clear. We are too silent on the issues that we all speak of inside our homes; the time has come to get out there and let the government know that we are Aboriginal people whose nations are continuing to be torn apart as the whites continue to clear the lands of our people.“"

Michael Anderson: High Court writ sought to challenge Australian governments acting as a corporation registered in the US
Treaty Republic:
Indigenous Peoples:
Indymedia Australia:
25 Dec 10: "Members and associates of the New Way Sovereignty Summit are closer to bringing an end the farcical notion that Australia is a free and independent sovereign international state. Independent legal researchers have submitted to the United Nations in 1999 a bundle of documents, titled The Concealed Colony, that clearly demonstrate that Australia's standing in the international community is a lie, supported by a convention of denial on the part of the international community. My recent statement about Australia being a colonial state is based on fact and in this regard there are significant implications for my people. This will become more transparent early in 2011."

Michael Anderson: Australia is still legally a colony
Treaty Republic:
Indigenous Peoples:
Indymedia Australia:
8 Nov 10: "The New Way Summit program has confirmed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people successfully removed the international lie of Terra Nullius only now to be served up more lies by the Australian legal fraternity."