The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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This ANTAR Factsheet discusses Sovereignty, what it is and what it means in the context of First Nations Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereignty was never ceded. But what is meant by this? What do First Nations peoples mean when they speak in the language of ‘sovereignty’? And can Australian law recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereignty?