Ms Wakefield, As Arrernte women, we would like to know …

Comment on Native title organisation backs Anzac precinct for gallery by Lesley Martin.

Ms Wakefield, As Arrernte women, we would like to know from the NT Government who has been consulted with about the Anzac precinct gallery as the land that you have proposed is a designated Women’s site. This is further documented in the writings of Olive Pink.
As for the letter of support from Lhere Artepe, we would like to see the written consultations that they have had with Arrernte women to support them.
The current CEO of Lhere Artepe is also employed by the Chief Ministers Office, which is a conflict of interest as he is still employed by Lhere Artepe in the position as CEO part time and is making these deals on our behalf.
As for the three estate groups, who have provided their support, when did they consult with their members, and got approval from each estate group?
Is this documented in the minutes of their meetings and can they provide the minutes of those meetings as evidence of this support as outlined in the Lhere Artepe Rule Book?
Why haven’t Lhere Artepe consulted with the families that had clearly been against this proposal from the start?
I have been in contact with the most Senior Law Man (Kwertengerle) Mr Rubuntja, who has expressed his anger and disappointment in this decision and asked why the women of this community were not a part of the consultations as it is culturally inappropriate for a board made up of male members to make decisions about an identified women’s area.

Recent Comments by Lesley Martin

Gunner’s native title deal not what it seems to be
Good on you Fabian, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING! that has not been minuted in any directors meetings in according to the Lhere Artepe Rule Book. So here we go again more from people who are not from Alice Springs.

Horses to be culled, dead ones left for sun to ‘do its work’
Geewiz Russell, obviously Jonathon didn’t tell you that he knew that the donkeys were on the land, which is our end of the land, so who cut the fence?
And what were you doing on the Wambodin side of the fence?
The actual owner the donkeys had a court order to removed over 60 of them from the property, which he had done, and the Conway family had known all about this.
The last count of the donkeys were eight and were grazing on the Wambodin side.
If you and the Conway and Stevens men have a problem go and speak to Allan. His gates are open.

Anzac precinct art gallery: Native title issues unresolved
Why do people think that the Turners, Perkins, Lakes, Furbers, Liddles and Stuarts should have a say?
This land doesn’t belong to them, and they know that, they shouldn’t be speaking up for the descendants of this land, when they have been trying to kick off families off their own traditional lands.
Unfortunately the way Lhere Artepe is going, which is no where, and I don’t blame the government for not wanting to work with the current people working in or for Lhere Artepe. Really sad affairs.

Native title body CEO quits, no comment from chair
Oh dear, obviously Mr Tickner you don’t know where your boundaries are. Hate to bust your bubble but 16 Mile is NOT on Burt Plains, in fact Burt Plains boundary ends at MacGrath Creek.
I know that according to Google Earth, it states Bonds Springs, Burt Plain but us country men know where each family groups come from according to elders of the land. I still cannot understand why your family think they have the rights to be out at 16 Mile?
As you and your family have been told by many elders that 16 Mile is NOT your family land. So move along!

Native title body CEO quits, no comment from chair
Oh wow, finally Lesley Tickner has admitted that his grandparents are from Burt Plains.
So how come your family are sitting pretty on 16 Mile and trying to claim the land as your family land?
Like No Comment has stated, Burt Plains is a long, long way from 16 Mile!

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