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ABORIGINAL RIGHTS: Aboriginal Tent Embassy Under Threat

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A call has been put out for all supporters of indigenous sovereignty to come to Canberra and show support for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy - under attack by the Federal Government and a suspicious arson.

This urgent SOS comes after the suspected firebombing of a heritage listed cultural centre at the Embassy. The Territories Minister Wilson Tuckey has refused to condemn the arson, saying the fire was a sign of growing community anger about the embassy, and has threatened to remove the structure.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy was founded on "Invasion Day" January 26th, 1972 and has represented all 520 aboriginal nations from across the nation in their ongoing struggle for sovereignty.

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