Date: Thu, 30 Oct 97 10:42:42 CST
From: SISIS@envirolink.org (S.I.S.I.S.)
Subject: Oz: Nyungah Circle of Elders on Howard Govt
From: "Jim f Yvonne Duffield" <email@example.com>
Organization: Settler for Aboriginal Australia
Subject: From the Nyungah Circle of Elders
Statement to all Commonwealth heads of government
From the Nyungah Circle of Elders
26 October 1997
I received this today from Mr Robert Bropho:
NYUNGAH CIRCLE OF ELDERS
c/o PO GUILDFORD WESTERN AUSTRALIA
T :61 8 9279 6706, 61 8 9377 3550,
F: 61 8 9377 3559
The Last of the Nyungah Elders who are standing to Save and Protect
our Ancient Culture and Religion and Sacred Beliefs in the Land and not
take money to sell our Sacredness
TO ALL COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT
FROM THE FIRST PEOPLE
OF THE LAND OF AUSTRALIA
The Prime Minister Mr Howard is not looking after the Interests of
Australia. He is looking after the Interests of a small group of Rich
and Powerful People.
Mr Howard, like every Prime Minister before him has always attacked
Aboriginal People to get what they want. The Government has a problem,
then they turn round and attack Aboriginal people.
Mr Howard's 10 Point Wik Plan to change the Native Title Act
Mr Howard's 10 Point Plan is a Number 1 issue that he is using to
attack the Aboriginal People as a Nation. His Plan will smash and
destroy our Basic Human Rights where our Religion and Culture and
Lifestyle are concerned. His Plan is to totally destroy the Aboriginal
people. They will be a Nation of People without any Rights to their own
When Mr Howard speaks of looking after the Interests of all Australians
he doesn't mean Aboriginal People. Since coming into power, the first
thing on the agenda for him and his Government was to attack and
destroy Aboriginal people. John Howard and his Government are creating
racism at its worst. His 10 Point Wik Plan will only benefit the Rich
and the Powerful. The Poor and the Weak will suffer under the Iron Foot
of the Government and its Total Control.
We ask all Heads of Government of the Commonwealth in Edinburgh,
Scotland to ask Mr Howard:
- What is the Intention of trying to destroy the Aboriginal People with
the 10 Point Wik Plan?
- Without our Religion and Culture in the Land we don't exist as a Race
of People on this Continent called Australia now. Without our Religion
and Culture we become nothing but fourth class assimilated people only
with a black skin. Yet we are the Original Owners, the First People,
the Original Inhabitants. Our Land, our Law and our Sovereignity is
taken from us.
America (the USA), Canada, New Zealand and other one-time British
Colonies of the Commonwealth - all gave some small recognition of the
Rights of the Indigenous People to their Land and Religion and Culture.
We ask all the Heads of the Commonwealth Governments of the World to
assist the Indigenous People of Australia in their Basic Human Rights
to their Land and Religion and Culture.
Mr Howard and Greenhouse Gases.
We ask all Heads of Government to ask Mr Howard:
Why will Mr Howard and his Government not assist in trying to help
prevent the Destruction of the World with Greenhouse Gases?
All the little islands will disappear. The overpopulated Nations of
People on these small islands will disappear. The People of the World
will suffer sickness and death.
Mr Howard and Uranium.
We also ask all the Heads of Government meeting in Edinburgh to ask Mr
Howard: Why is it he and his Government wants to mine uranium to send
to all other parts of the World when we all know as a Family of the
Nations of People of the World how destructive this uranium can be. It
When all Nations of the World speak of disarmament of atomic weapons,
uranium is the core of it. It is the power. It is the most destructive
power to kill mankind if used by one nation to destroy another Nation.
We speak of Kakadu and the Aboriginal People there who are trying to
stop the uranium mine.
We the Aboriginal people as a Nation say to John Howard and his
You are digging inside our Mother's Guts. You want to undermine and dig
under the land and waterways and destroy all things above that Nature
has created. Birdlife will automatically be damaged and cease to exist
if this is done by taking out the uranium and shipping it elsewhere. It
will destroy our Spiritual Dreaming which is our Religious Beliefs and
Mr Howard and Reconciliation and the Olympic Games
It is hard to imagine that campaigning for Reconciliation has been
going on for a lot of months and years, and yet we have the Prime
Minister of Australia and his Government coming up with a Destructive
10 Point Wik Plan to destroy all Hopes and create Total Destruction of
us as an Aboriginal Nation of our Country.
The Year 2000 will be the Coming of the Olympic Games to this Country
and yet the Government of John Howard won't accept us and is taking
away the last Bit of Rights we've got left to our Own Land.
From The Nyungah Circle of Elders and The Last of the River People of
Footnote to Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and all People of the World standing
for Justice, Recognition, Human Rights and all their Friends and
Would you please photocopy this and send it on to all Media Outlets and
people you think can spread it worldwide. We are still campaigning, we
are still asking, we are still wanting a Boycott of the Olympic Games
because there is no Respect coming from the Australian Government.
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