NARUNGGA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION REGIONAL AUTHORITY (NACRA)
NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING TO ALL NARUNGGA PERSONS
Point Pearce Town-hall,
SATURDAY 6 JANUARY 2018 commencing at 10.30 am
On 13 September 2017 the State Government formally invited NACRA to begin Treaty discussions with the South Australian Government. On 18 September 2017 NACRA was informed of a tight deadline and that any Treaty should be finalised by the end of November 2017.
NACRA made the most of this opportunity and appointed a Negotiation Team to commence Treaty negotiations.
Negotiations have taken place between 6 October 2017 to date, and have still not concluded. Due to State Government Caretaker Period coming into place in February 2018, and the fact that the Opposition has confirmed it does not support Treaty discussions with our First Nations, we have a limited window to consider whether Narungga People want to enter into a Treaty Agreement with the State of South Australia.
We do not have a firm Agreement at this stage and are still in negotiations, but we have set the above date to report back to you as Narungga People on whether you support an Agreement or not, and to let you know where the negotiations are up to. It will be up to you as Narungga People to determine whether an Agreement of the kind on offer is a good thing or a bad thing.
The purpose of the Community Meeting at Point Pearce is to provide the Community with all relevant information about the Treaty process and the likely commitments of the State Government in any Treaty Agreement. We will then hold a further Community Meeting on 20 January 2018 for a final decision. By that time we should have a final agreement ready for you to vote on. Further notice will be provided in due course about the meeting on 20 January 2018.
This is not a native title meeting but SA Native Title Services can assist with fuel if you need it to come to the meeting. Please contact Jodie Martin on free-call 1800 010 360 or 08 8110 2800 to arrange this.
SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.