Land rights. Land left?

October 8, 2013

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Today marks the 250 year anniversary of the Royal Proclamation (1763) which “set rules for European settlement in North America, recognized First Nations’ land rights and laid out the groundwork for the treaty process”. I guess it recognised land rights but did nothing about them as most have been ignored for 2.5 centuries.

First Nations are found across the planet – but we seem to forget: The land has rights too.

I like this version of XRs Land Rights…..in spite of the camera shake.

Xavier Rudd – Land Rights  – live in Sydney 2008 – with Goomblar Wylo

YT post by coolhandluque

Land Rights – lyrics:
‘Cause it was signal, ’cause it was found
‘Cause these were feelings from so long ago
Listen to the spirits, came up strong
All put together with same layer song

This is how they did it, spears by their side
Stood on the mountain for their land rights
All the people noticed, movement took fly
They said

This is our home, just honor our lives
Ooh, this is our home, just honor our lives

Country it was taken, land of God
Families were broken, spirits were crushed
The language that was silenced, set free to be passed
The cup that was empty, slowly filled up
So we can prove together, show our children it is time

You see this is our home, just honor our lives
Ooh, this is our home, just honor our lives
Ooh, this is our home, just honor our lives

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