“I Will Not Be Swallowed Up Into The Constitution”: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks | newmatilda.com

“I Will Not Be Swallowed Up Into The Constitution”: Rosalie Kunoth-MonksBy Amy McQuireKeywords: rosalie kunoth monksfreedom summitsovereigntyamy mcquireA ‘Freedom Summit’ held by Firsts Nations groups has come to an end, with a communiqué calling for self-determination and sovereignty. Amy McQuire reports.The mainstream media remains fixated on constitutional reform, but First Nations from across the country want to talk about something different: sovereignty, land rights and self-determination, and a new summit is hoping to kick-start a movement to reclaim the debate.Arrernte-Alyawarra elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks says Aboriginal peoples across the country don’t have time to deal with the debate around constitutional recognition when we are fighting for rights.“I do not come from that constitution, nor will I be swallowed up into it while the brutal assault is going on with my own constitution,” Ms Kunoth-Monks told New Matilda.“My constitution is unwritten, but my goodness it’s there.”

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