Australian news, and some related international items

Treaty Yeh, Treaty Now! Long March for ‘Justice through Treaty’

‘In Commemoration of the 1988 Long March for Peace Justice and Hope,
where 40,000 people showed their support for Aboriginal rights’

‘And also commemorating 80 years since the 1938 Day of Mourning’

Indigenous Peoples Organisation

‘Aboriginal people across this country are calling for a Treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
that recognises Aboriginal sovereignty as the First Peoples was never ceded,
address the stark disparity in economic social conditions of Aboriginal communities poverty
and the structural racism that continues to repress Aboriginal people.

‘The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
now endorsed by the Australian Government, asserts in Article 3:
Indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination.

‘Yet Australia remains the only commonwealth colonised country
without a Treaty with its Indigenous peoples.

‘Calls for a Treaty were repeatedly raised by Aboriginal communities
during the recent Constitutional Recognition consultations
as a practical means to recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
as the First Nation Peoples and to implement the structural changes
required to establish self-determination.

‘A Treaty builds on the Statement from the Heart’s call for a ‘Makarrata’,
a Yolgnu word for coming together after a conflict, to move forward together.
It also builds on several State based Treaties currently being developed.

‘A Treaty sets a process to legitimately move forward in partnership
between Aboriginal people and the Australian State.’

Read more from IPO’s comprehensive, informative & interesting website:

January 6, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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