The Tent Embassy turns 40 next year

johnboy 8 June 2011 107

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Facebook brings word that the Tent Embassy in front of Old Parliament House is celebrating its 40th birthday next Australia Day.

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

[Photo Credit: Craig L Hodges, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)]


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Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:31 pm 14 Jun 11

Diggety said :

Good. Why don’t you post the essay here?

I second that!

Diggety Diggety 1:21 pm 14 Jun 11

ThatUniStudent said :

I think I’ll use all of the posts here when I submit my next essay on cultural and embedded racism.

Good. Why don’t you post the essay here?

shadow boxer shadow boxer 1:21 pm 14 Jun 11

Classified said :

matt31221 said :

There is no us and them only we. And we all are a part of Australia. We are together now.

Exactly, which is why I formly believe we need more than good intentions – we need to help Aborigines to get out of the poverty cycle.

This is true, was it Jefferson

“There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people”

Jim Jones Jim Jones 1:02 pm 14 Jun 11

Pommy bastard said :

I think Jim’s nailed it.

Thankyou. I’m particularly proud of that piece of work.

If I’d managed to wedge something in about Climate Change being a massive conspiracy of epic proportions, I could probably get it featured on Andrew Bolt’s blog.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 12:59 pm 14 Jun 11

I think Jim’s nailed it.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 12:52 pm 14 Jun 11

Pommy bastard said :

ThatUniStudent said :

I think I’ll use all of the posts here when I submit my next essay on cultural and embedded racism.

Interesting, and what will your deconstruction aim to show?

That, alongside the boatloads of millionaire terrorists arriving on our shores EVERY DAY with their gay heroin and their Sharia Law and their heavily armed unaccompanied minors, there are also dole-bludging alcoholic primitives attempting to strongarm the Black Armband version of our own history into our public schools, which are vomiting forth apocalyptic armageddon upon the law-abiding suburbanites, because of all their students are lazy, Gen-Y hoody-wearing criminals whose parents are communist apologists for Stalinist genocide and won’t pay for private education, supported by the nanny-state that, being run by homosexual left-wing latte-sipping intellectuals from ivory towers who have never set foot in the REAL WORLD, is trying to destroy the greatness of Australia by banning fireworks and subsiding solar power which is nothing but extremist-Green urban-terrorist public policy which will ruin us all.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 12:11 pm 14 Jun 11

ThatUniStudent said :

I think I’ll use all of the posts here when I submit my next essay on cultural and embedded racism.

Interesting, and what will your deconstruction aim to show?

ThatUniStudent ThatUniStudent 10:58 am 14 Jun 11

I think I’ll use all of the posts here when I submit my next essay on cultural and embedded racism.
Maybe you should all go out and talk with Aunty Lucy at the Tent Embassy.

Classified Classified 10:43 am 14 Jun 11

fgzk said :

Classifed You could support any idea that allow Aboriginal people self determination. They need to tell you, how you can help.

I’m not trying to put down your obvious care for the Aboriginal people, but I think there’s more to the story.

fgzk fgzk 9:44 am 14 Jun 11

Classifed You could support any idea that allow Aboriginal people self determination. They need to tell you, how you can help.

I apologize to the Aboriginal people who I may have offended in presenting ideas that may in no way reflect their aspirations. I was pursuing my own agenda at your expense. I am Sorry.

Thumper Thumper 9:31 am 14 Jun 11

“The culture and heritage of this country, is now and has always been Aboriginal. That’s the truth.”

So very, very wrong on so many levels.

Classified Classified 7:27 am 14 Jun 11

matt31221 said :

There is no us and them only we. And we all are a part of Australia. We are together now.

Exactly, which is why I formly believe we need more than good intentions – we need to help Aborigines to get out of the poverty cycle.

matt31221 matt31221 10:11 pm 13 Jun 11

fgzk said :

In modern Australian culture, the fire may be represented by RA. A place to meet and discuss. I might post a thread and wait for a response. Bound by custom and law that guide me in my discussion on RA virtual country. The moderators being custodians of country.

Some of you seem to have a problem with the part you play in todays Australia. When my farther came to this country he was instructed he had to abide by the culture, customs and laws of the country. He was expected to speak English only and not taunt Australians with his own cultural customs. In so doing we grew up in a house that spoke one language and mostly practiced my mothers cultural heritage. Except on holidays. You can see this concept played out today. This concept is based on a very convenient lie.

So to use PB only as an example in name. When you came to country did you make an effort to learn anything about the culture of this country. Did you respect the customs, law and culture of the country, or did you accept the convenient lie and continue to force your own culture on to country.

For those off us born on country, did we accept the culture of this country or adopt a culture from a different country that denies us our true heritage. If you find your self in a struggle to bulldoze aboriginals, spreading derogatory comments, racism, discrimination, not being sorry, denying the exsistance and importance of the culture of country. Then you are contributing to the “english” side of what amounts to an attempted genocide of the people of Australia and a denial of this countries cultural heritage.

To come to country and taunt “us” with hateful names and claims, is a bastard act. This is why in the colloquial English Australian language, a “pommy bastard” is considered a derogatory term.

The culture and heritage of this country, is now and has always been Aboriginal. That’s the truth.

I object to all the English bashing. Captain Cook was very respectful of the Aboriginies. He admired their simplicity and noted that they were happy and harmonious. And I also object to all this ‘it’s our land’ stuff and making it seem like us and them, WE ARE THEM, If you were born here white black or yellow – you are indiginous. You and I are Aboriginal Australian. There is no us and them only we. And we all are a part of Australia. We are together now.

astrojax astrojax 9:11 pm 13 Jun 11

To come to country and taunt “us” with hateful names and claims, is a bastard act. This is why in the colloquial English Australian language, a “pommy bastard” is considered a derogatory term.

actually fgzk, in colloquial english, ‘pommy bastard’ is a term of endearment – it is derogatory in a literal reading of the language, hence the usage colloquially…

and i was born ‘on country’ as you say and my ‘culture, is one rich in a history of immigration, notwithstanding i was born prior to the referendum that gave our indigenous population suffrage. my culture is both rich in history of immigration, so rich in a diversity of ‘cultures’ and approaches to life, while simultaneously inherently one of some shame for the manner in which indigenous australians have been, and continue to be, treated. these are not mutually exclusive, something that bears your consideration, methinks…

bigfeet bigfeet 8:45 pm 13 Jun 11

Huh? My previous comment didn’t look like that when I previewed it.

It was supposed to refer to this comment:

fgzk said :

The culture and heritage of this country, is now and has always been Aboriginal. That’s the truth.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 6:14 pm 13 Jun 11

there was no reason for either post to be “moderated”, indeed as my post which was removed was a reply to one already posted, and therefore had already “passed” moderation, I cannot believe there was any reason for either to go.

Neither was inflammatory, contained offensive language, they were on topic, and did not in any way broke the rules here. Such retrospective moderation, nay censorship, is very poor form indeed.

fgzk fgzk 8:12 am 13 Jun 11

In modern Australian culture, the fire may be represented by RA. A place to meet and discuss. I might post a thread and wait for a response. Bound by custom and law that guide me in my discussion on RA virtual country. The moderators being custodians of country.

Some of you seem to have a problem with the part you play in todays Australia. When my farther came to this country he was instructed he had to abide by the culture, customs and laws of the country. He was expected to speak English only and not taunt Australians with his own cultural customs. In so doing we grew up in a house that spoke one language and mostly practiced my mothers cultural heritage. Except on holidays. You can see this concept played out today. This concept is based on a very convenient lie.

So to use PB only as an example in name. When you came to country did you make an effort to learn anything about the culture of this country. Did you respect the customs, law and culture of the country, or did you accept the convenient lie and continue to force your own culture on to country.

For those off us born on country, did we accept the culture of this country or adopt a culture from a different country that denies us our true heritage. If you find your self in a struggle to bulldoze aboriginals, spreading derogatory comments, racism, discrimination, not being sorry, denying the exsistance and importance of the culture of country. Then you are contributing to the “english” side of what amounts to an attempted genocide of the people of Australia and a denial of this countries cultural heritage.

To come to country and taunt “us” with hateful names and claims, is a bastard act. This is why in the colloquial English Australian language, a “pommy bastard” is considered a derogatory term.

The culture and heritage of this country, is now and has always been Aboriginal. That’s the truth.

The Frots The Frots 3:45 pm 12 Jun 11

Jazz said :

no, just not passing moderation

Probably a good thing.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:46 pm 12 Jun 11

Some posts have gone missing?

Classified Classified 7:20 pm 10 Jun 11

Great ideas, but I was thinking about more practical matters. Like how we lift Aborigines out of poverty, and all the problems that go with.

Giving them a proper embassy is nice and all, but isn’t the ugly-arse thing they have now supposed to represent how they feel Australia has treated them?

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