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Tent Embassy turning 40 and drumming up a big gathering

By johnboy - 11 January 2012 48

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Last June we had a look at planning for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s 40th anniversary.

Today pink little birdie has reminded me that’s it’s full steam ahead.

This from the Facebook event page:

Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters and other members of the general public, to come together at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday 26th January 2012, to celebrate “SOVEREIGNTY DAY” and be part of the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40 years since the first protest on the site.

The ‘Federation of Aboriginal Sovereign Nations’ will be convening on Thursday 26th January 2012 where the focus of discussions will center around Sovereignty Issues.

After Sovereignty Business has been attended to by the ‘Federation of Aboriginal Sovereign Nations’ we will have a big Sovereignty Corroboree, over the rest of the weekend.

One Mob Represents Aboriginal people of Australia and a call to stand united as one.
One Voice Stands for a free Aboriginal Voice.

For further information please contact: niokac32a@hotmail.com

Apparently the Australian “occupy” movement are getting involved, they could certainly use some lessons in sticking to it from the tent embassy.

What’s Your opinion?


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48 Responses to
Tent Embassy turning 40 and drumming up a big gathering
Chop71 9:34 am 12 Jan 12

Why have we allowed this to go on for 40 years?

colourful sydney rac 8:07 am 12 Jan 12

Jethro said :

bd84 said :

I’d wish them a happy 40th birthday by putting a bulldozer through the place.

I always love the bulldozer suggestion.

It takes what is at worst a minor eyesore and offers to turn it into a series racial conflict. I’m sure the images of bulldozers going through the tent embassy (along with the riot police, etc who would need to help if this were to ever happen) would do wonders for the relationship between indigenous and non indigenous Australians.

Thank you Jethro, well put.

Jethro 6:56 am 12 Jan 12

bd84 said :

I’d wish them a happy 40th birthday by putting a bulldozer through the place.

I always love the bulldozer suggestion.

It takes what is at worst a minor eyesore and offers to turn it into a series racial conflict. I’m sure the images of bulldozers going through the tent embassy (along with the riot police, etc who would need to help if this were to ever happen) would do wonders for the relationship between indigenous and non indigenous Australians.

bd84 11:21 pm 11 Jan 12

I’d wish them a happy 40th birthday by putting a bulldozer through the place.

PM 8:06 pm 11 Jan 12

I don’t mind Gungahlin Al’s idea.

I’m afraid its unlikely to come to fruition, though, because it might force some of the protesters into a real job.

HenryBG 4:01 pm 11 Jan 12

fgzk said :

GA. Replace a living camp fire with a building. How very english of you.

A “living camp fire”? How very drug-crazed-hippie-nonsense of you.

Gungahlin Al 3:37 pm 11 Jan 12

fgzk said :

GA. Replace a living camp fire with a building. How very english of you.

Huh? Did you miss the “underground” bit? Open space retained at ground level for suitable permanent thing – like a bora ring analogue even. Anyway, was only asking for thoughts, improvements, whatever. So thanks for your input. Shall now go away and try to scrub off the stain of Englishness… 🙂

Solidarity 2:43 pm 11 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Solidarity said :

Not to be confused with Solidarity day, which would command a much greater audience.

Since you first crawled out from under your rock and found this site, I have often wondered whether you picked your user name to be ironic.

I thought that was pretty obvious.

Thumper 2:28 pm 11 Jan 12

Apparently the Australian “occupy” movement are getting involved, they could certainly use some lessons in sticking to it from the tent embassy

So now a bunch of useless privileged, middle class, educated, white no-hopers are going to hijack someone else’s gathering?

Fantastic, just fantastic.

I hope the Aboriginal mob tells them where to shove their trendy little ideology.

Erg0 2:20 pm 11 Jan 12

Apparently the Australian “occupy” movement are getting involved, they could certainly use some lessons in sticking to it from the tent embassy.

Also, a bunch of middle class white kids with an “Occupy” banner could easily be mistaken for a counter-protest.

fgzk 2:14 pm 11 Jan 12

GA. Replace a living camp fire with a building. How very english of you.

Gungahlin Al 1:56 pm 11 Jan 12

On “sticking to it”, trotting out my piece about what could come after the Tent Embassy again. Maybe someone involved with the event may be interested in the idea and whether it is reasonable or out of order even: http://alankerlin.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-comes-after-aboriginal-tent.html

Apols if you’ve read it before.

HenryBG 1:52 pm 11 Jan 12

“marks 40 years since the first protest on the site. “

Notice this particular mob isn’t pretending the tent squalor has actually been there continuously for 40 years, unlike some other less honest activists.

colourful sydney rac 1:49 pm 11 Jan 12

Solidarity said :

Not to be confused with Solidarity day, which would command a much greater audience.

Since you first crawled out from under your rock and found this site, I have often wondered whether you picked your user name to be ironic.

Solidarity 1:45 pm 11 Jan 12

Not to be confused with Solidarity day, which would command a much greater audience.

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