Nyunyu are one of the independent civilizations in Master of Orion.
The furry Nyunyus hail you as soon as you get close to their planet. They might not have reached the stars yet, but yours are not the first space ships they've detected. They have been waiting for a new contact since deploying their long range scanners some hundred years ago, and receive you with arms wide open.
A sortition is a system where decisions are taken by juries composed of randomly chosen citizens.