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Solipsi Rai

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http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1765174/Murrawarri-people-take-sovereignty-campaign-to-UN

The Murrawarri tribe of Australia are an Aboriginal people whom devised a republic-based government and they alerted the United Nations, Queen of England, the Prime Minister of Australia, and the premiers of New South Wales and Queensland are "put on notice".

It may well be the first Aboriginal Australian republic and could start off other "republics" in Australia's Aborigines and indigenous peoples around the world: there is the Republic of Lakotah by the late AIM activist and actor Russell Means to represent the Lakota or Sioux people of the Northern Plains of the USA.

Historically, the Indian Territory of Oklahoma are sovereign nations: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek or Muskogee, and Seminole. In addition, 50 other Native American tribes were located into the territory from 1838 to 1907, when Oklahoma became a US state.

Currently, there is no Native American republic in the world, but the countries of Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay have indigenous American majorities or large minorities. Canada in 1999 designated a self-governing territory Nunavut for the Inuit people, formerly of the Northwest Territories. Greenland has a mostly Greenlandic Inuit majority as well, but is part of Denmark.

Australian Aborigines and Native Americans are last in line for nationhood, not just as tribes under the jurisdiction of a larger country. South Africa under Apartheid used to have "Bantu homelands" as independent nations from the early 1970's to until the early 1990's, a scheme to further separate Blacks from the white ruling government.

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Good for them.

Now, how many others will they be dispossessing for their republic? What will wages there be like? Will they be an importing nation or an exporting one? How often will there be elections? Can anyone become part of their republic or must you be Murrawarri? How will they police their laws? How will they ensure the least of them gets cared for?

Not saying Australia's great on all those things but there's more to being a nation then saying "we've been oppressed in the past, we don't like how we're being treated now, we're going to make our own nation". Incidentally - up until recently Australia had succession laws that had been used.

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I bet Australians won't want their tax dollars going to pay for their medical bills or will they still want that part of it.

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Way to go. Maybe they have some knowledge to teach all of us. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

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Over here indigenous Australians get heaps of money and opportunity from the government as well as private companies. I also think that is one of the reasons why a lot of them arent too well off.

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