More to the point, even if a treaty is never achieved, what should we be doing about knowledge maintenance, our cultural-spiritual ceremony, and developing our First Nations education systems around our philosophy?
“I just feel that there is absolutely no commitment from government in helping us empower our people. I feel the government is just working more and more towards stripping us of our rights even further.”
It is no longer an invitation to treat. Aboriginal people are seeking tangible outcomes, real substantive change. The decisions we make today will affect our generations tomorrow.
These wars involved the courage, sacrifice and strength of hundreds of thousands of First Nations freedom fighters to protect their land, people and culture from the violence and brutality of the colonial invaders.
The Adnyamathanha people have been fighting the anti-nuclear fight since the late 90’s to stop the Beverley Uranium Mine and now in 2016, face another struggle to try and stop their sacred lands being turned into a toxic, radioactive uranium dump-site.
“It’s our cultural obligation to our old people and to our culture to learn everything we can from our old people and protect that land for our future generations.”