Aboriginal timeline: Self-determination

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2013

  1. 30 March

    Murrawarri people from the Culgoa River region of northern New South Wales declare their sovereignty of their lands under the name of the Murrawarri Republic. Along with the boundaries of their republic they also present their own flag. The Peoples Council of the Murrawarri Republic held its first meeting at Weilmoringle on 13 July 2013.

  2. 12 August

    The Euahlayi Nation, whose traditional lands straddle the border in upper western NSW and lower southwest Queensland,  declares independence from the Commonwealth.

  3. October

    Australian South Sea Islanders elect their first national governing body which creates a national secretariat, board of directors and an ethics council.

2014

  1. 27 November

    Traditional Owners, leaders, elders and community members from across Australia gather in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) for the Freedom Summit declaring the independence,  sovereign power and authority of their nations and peoples. The summit endorses a delegation of 20 to stand up united and reclaim the “Aboriginal Rights Struggle”. The summit’s spirits lives on in the Freedom Movement.

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2020, Aboriginal timeline: Self-determination, <https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australian-aboriginal-history-timeline/selfdetermination?page=2>, retrieved 24 February 2020

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