By Tjimpuna Ruby on behalf of the Anangu Mayatja Council of Elders
In August and September I was personally aware that the Prime Minister and the Minister for Indigenous Australians did not have an invitation to the Uluru climb closure and Uluru Anniversary Celebrations to begin with.
That was the insult from Parks Australia to Anangu Traditional Owners of Uluru in the mismanagement of the Director responsible for Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, although a large staff from Canberra Parks Australia were flown to Uluru and put up in the top hotels with private dinners etc.
I alerted Parks Australia that their invitation was needed and should have been on the list. I viewed the list and both Prime Minister and Minister of Indigenous Australians was not on it to begin with.
I was then notified that the invitation was too late to change already planned commitments.
That was accepted and supported by the Anangu Mayatja Council of Elders who will meet with both the Prime Minister and Minister for Indigenous Australians at a later date.
Senator Dodson and his bipartisan colleagues, however, fail at any given time to reply to or show any real interest in meeting the Anangu Mayatja Council of Elders, therefore we have met with the Minister for Indigenous Australians before the past weekend events.
Anangu Mayatja sit above any board or Chairpersons as Anangu Mayatja governance is Tjukurpa – Anangu Law, that is already acknowledged before any boards, services, organisations or Chairpersons belonging to before their existence became into effect.
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