What we need to do is hold back and sit down and talk. Well, for yapa we sit on the ground, not on the table with chairs, no way. We sit on the ground and we discuss it properly. These things with treaty and all that other stuff is going to fast.
First of all, let’s ask ourselves:
What is treaty to Aboriginal people today? …
Treaty, we don’t understand. We really fully don’t understand. We need to stop what we’re doing right now, and think about how treaty is going to work. Because, first of all, if we want treaty, where at the culture and kuruwarri (law) it’s going to fit in, because, first of all, culture comes first, kuruwarri comes first, because without that we’re nothing, and we don’t want that to happen, and we’re going to talk more about treaty when we get together. Because something that Warlpiri nation is thinking that treaty is not the right time for us. We’re not ready yet, we don’t know what it is for.
You can’t just make agreement just after one year or two year or three time, you know: “it’s about time we had treaty”, no, it’s not like that. First of all, let’s go back and try sit down and talk. You can’t make treaty for one person, one community and another community and another community, no. That treaty is not for all of us; treaty is not all of us, because I think that it needs to be settled with other community members and what’s in the best interest for us in treaty, what’s the best. But the most important that we can think about is: culture is the oldest one. Been here a long time, and it’s gonna be still here, and last thing that we want is destroy our culture. We don’t want to do that.