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Australian Aboriginal Sovereignty
In 1972, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was established on the steps of Parliament House in Canberra, the Australian capital, to demand sovereignty for the Aboriginal peoples. The protest has remained in place for over thirty years. Demands of the Tent Embassy have included land rights and mineral rights to Aboriginal lands, legal and political control of the Northern Territory, and compensation for land stolen.
Notable proponents of Aboriginal sovereignty include Isabell Coe and Charles Perkins.
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