Bones Of Famed British Explorer Found During Construction Of U.K. Train Line

Bones Of Famed British Explorer Found During Construction Of U.K. Train Line : NPR

How about calling him the first British person to circumnavigate Australia instead????

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How might an Indigenous voice to Parliament work? Here’s some ideas from Nordic nations –

In 1987 came the Sami Act, which created a special elected body that would review “any matter that in the view of the parliament particularly affects the Sami people”.

The first Sami Parliament in Norway was opened two years later by his Majesty King Olav V.

…In the ’70s the Finnish Sami Parliament became one of the first of its kind in the world.

The 21-member board served as an elected body for Sami decision making.

However, unlike their Norwegian counterparts, the Finnish Sami were not granted political independence.

The Sami Parliament has instead functioned as an agency of the national parliament.

“It could only make papers, it has no real control of Sami policy areas,” Professor Lehtola says.

…While the established Sami parliamentary ‘voices’ of Scandinavia offer a representative passage denied to Indigenous people in Australia, in practice, the Sami still have much to fight for.

Consultation with Sami leaders is often legally required for development and environmental projects that impact Sami livelihood, but these obligations are not always honoured.

How might an Indigenous voice to Parliament work? Here’s some ideas from Nordic nations – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

hmmm

Super Typhoon Yutu, ‘Strongest Storm Of 2018,’ Slams U.S. Pacific Territory

A massive typhoon slammed into a U.S. territory in the west Pacific, lashing the Northern Mariana Islands with gusts of Category 5 intensity Wednesday night local time. Super typhoon Yutu brought to bear maximum sustained winds of about 180 mph — much more powerful, in other words, than the historically powerful storm that hit Florida two weeks ago.

… The more than 50,000 people who live in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands faced a storm surge of up to 20 feet and rainfall of up to 10 inches in certain areas.

…”Devastating damage is expected. Collapse of some residential structures will put lives at risk. Airborne debris will cause extensive damage,” the service warned. “Persons … pets … and livestock struck by the wind-blown debris will be injured or killed.”

Super Typhoon Yutu, ‘Strongest Storm Of 2018,’ Slams U.S. Pacific Territory : NPR

Jeezus….