Five mid-week items:
- NITV has an explainer on Treaty: What is it? What do other countries have? What kind could we have? Sovereignty; Treaty and recognition; Where to from here? Timeline.
- Guardian Australia has a rundown on the successful culmination of the 37-year Kenbi land claim.
- Kenbi (Larrakia country) has its own explanatory website.
- Kyllie Cripps in The Conversation reckons new solutions are needed to tackle Indigenous family violence.
- The Conversation also repeats Megan Davis’s article from Griffith Review 51, ‘Fixing the system’ from early this year. (Our review.) The article was called ‘Listening but not hearing: process has trumped substance in Indigenous affairs’ and here’s a key paragraph:
Public policy no longer requires the imprimatur of the Aboriginal people; Aboriginal participation in the decisions taken about their lives is negligible. It is a distraction, an indulgence even. Desperate pleas for a renewed emphasis on Indigenous design and Indigenous participation is met with the unexamined refrain, “we tried that and it didn’t work”.
22 June 2016