Public Meeting : Treaty & Decolonisation

Public Meeting : Treaty & Decolonisation

At the September FoE FNQ meeting, special guest Murrumu of Walubara, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sovereign Yidindji Government (SYG) spoke about Treaty, Decolonisation & the work of the Sovereign Yidindji Government (SYG).  

Murrumu explained, "We set up the Sovereign Yidindji Government to protect clans like djabugai, malanbarra, gimuy-walubara etc and of course the Commonwealth of Australia. The intention behind the Yidindji Nation’s legal personality is to help settle the past and secure the future for everyone on the Yidindji Territory, through a successfully concluded formal agreement between the Yidindji Government and the Commonwealth of Australia. It will mean the clans would have their own states to make decisions that would affect their tribal lands and resources."
The SYG is the First Nations Government established on broader Yidindji Territory which extends north to the Mowbray, South to the Johnson and West to Atherton and has its headquarters in Gimuy (Australian name Cairns)


See 
yidindji.org for more information.