CLC and NLC position on Constitutional Reform – Barunga and Kalkaringi Statements

CLC and NLC delegates passed the following resolution at their joint meeting at Kalkaringi in August 2016:

“We reaffirm our commitment to the principles set out in the 1988 Barunga and 1998 Kalkaringi Statements.

Constitutional reform must deliver meaningful and enduring benefits for our peoples. We are prepared to examine models for constitutional recognition that deliver such benefits.

Indigenous constitutional forums must be held in the NT involving Aboriginal people in the bush.

Any progress towards constitutional recognition must not endanger our rights to negotiate treaties to finally achieve self-determination.”

30 November 2016
Barunga Statement

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/bark-petition-barunga-1988

Kalkaringi Statement  

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AILR/1998/40.html

 

Art work Barunga Statement. Very interesting graphic message? Image source SMH.