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decree of the gumbaynggirr sovereigns
to whom it may concern
on this date monday 18th of november 2023,the gumbaynggirr government has asserted national sovereignt, ownership and management of:
1.wirrimbi island reserve
2.Ngungu mirrarl mountain and songlines
3.Farington park,bellwood reserve indigenous protected areas
4.cow creek reserve
decree of the gumbaynggirr soveriegn people and parliament
On this Date: 18th of Saturday, November of the year 2023
Decree of the GUMBAYNGGIRR SOVEREIGNS
As sovereign people of the Gumbaynggirr nation, and as the governing body representing our community, we hereby declare our intent to take management of all crown lands, reserves, and national parks within our traditional territory.
We assert our inherent right to self-governance and the protection of our lands, waters, airways, animal totems, songlines and resources. We will work towards the sustainable management and conservation of these areas, in accordance with our cultural values and traditional knowledge.
We call upon the government and relevant authorities to recognize and respect our sovereignty and support our efforts to manage and protect these lands for the benefit of our people and future generations. This decree is a reaffirmation of our commitment to upholding our responsibilities as owners of the Gumbaynggirr Land and exercising our rights as a sovereign Indigenous nation.
Signed, The Gumbaynggirr Sovereign People The Gumbaynggirr Government