The statement said: We call for a formal apology and the beginning of the restorative justice process. ”
It will “immediately start a conversation about the lasting effects of slavery”, “start a discussion about reparations”, “repatriate all the remains of our collective people”, “our It outlines five key points, including the return of all cultural treasures and artifacts. “Recognizes and adopts the renunciation of the ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ made by Pope Francis in April 2023”.
Australian Senator Lydia Thorpe, one of the delegates, said: The horrific effects of British colonization are still felt today, with genocide of citizens, theft of land, and trampling of culture.
“The genocidal plot that began in 1788 continues today, and neither the British royal family nor the Australian government have been held accountable for the crimes they committed.
“This joint statement, from Indigenous peoples and human rights advocates across the Commonwealth, offers a formal apology to King Charles III and calls for the return of the stolen wealth taken from the people of colonization. We are seeking to begin the process of repairing the damage to
In early April, the King for the first time expressed his support for research into the historical links between the British monarchy and the Atlantic slave trade.
Buckingham Palace Prince Charles is taking the issue “very seriously” and said the royal family would support academic projects by providing access to the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives.
The coronation will take place on May 6th and will be attended by heads of state, representatives of foreign governments, government ministers, prime ministers, former prime ministers, foreign royalty and members of the royal family.
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