Saturday, March 04, 2006

Your invitation to the Stolenwealth Games has arrived!

With just 10 days to go 'til kick-off, the Stolenwealth Games Committee invites you to join them in preparing for the festivities surrounding the 2006 Stolenwealth Games, March 15 -- 26:

Indigenous peoples from throughout the continent will gather in Melbourne during the 'Stolenwealth Games' March 15-26.

Organised by the Black GST, the Indigenous Gathering will discuss ways to bring international media attention to the following demands of the Australian government:

1) Stop the genocide of Indigenous peoples;
2) Achieve recognition of Indigenous peoples as having sovereign rights over the land, and;
3) Work towards the development of treaties so that Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can co-exist on the land.

Indigenous peoples are calling for non-Indigenous people to support them in their non-violent protests at the Stolenwealth Games. They would also like non-Indigenous people to educate themselves about the issues of genocide, sovereignty and treaty.

Indigenous people will use the first day or two of the gathering, in part, to finalise plans for the protests and to decide how they want non-Indigenous people to support them. From this the Black GST will send out a call to action about the ways in which non-Indigenous people can participate in the protests.