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Let's have some 'Proper' Truth Telling about the Uluru Statement

Uluru Statement - A Grassroots and Cultural Perspective

Anangu woman Tjimpuna Tjimpuna from the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara discloses the 'proper' truth about the so-called 'TruthTelling Forum' at the 2018 Garma Festival regarding Constitutional Recognition and the flawed 'Uluru Statement'. The Referendum Council did not have permission to use the Uluru name in the first place, which has serious cultural implications and the First Nations people across the country, especially cultured people who do not use English as their first language were not involved ... but that is just a beginning of the deceit. [node:read-more:link]

Annual Gathering reignites debate on constitutional recognition

Constitutional Recognition

Gamilaroi man, and founder of the Sovereign Union, Mr Ghillar Anderson, is preparing to lead discussions on a variety of issues including First Nations People's sovereignty, and the government's proposed constitutional changes. "The Sovereign Union is about bringing people together to share our experiences and get a way forward as a collective group of people", says Mr Anderson. - The proposed changes are being promoted through a government-funded campaign, 'Recognise', which is currently making its way around the nation. [node:read-more:link]

Talks held for treaty between almost 50 Indigenous nations in the Murray-Darling Basin

Murray-Darling
A treaty between the nations of the Murray-Darling Basin could help in the lobbying for Indigenous rights to water. (Picture: Melissa Macgill)

Sofie Wainwright ABC Broken Hill 12 August 2016

Representatives from almost 50 Indigenous nations across the Murray-Darling Basin have begun talks to develop a treaty. [node:read-more:link]

It's OK to discriminate against First Nations people: 27% of Australian people

Indigenous actor Greg Fryer

An advertising campaign that explores the casual racism of Australians towards Indigenous people has been viewed more than 3.75 million times, but 20 per cent of respondents to a beyondblue survey still think it is OK to discriminate against First Nations people. It found Western Australia had the highest levels of discriminatory attitudes towards the first Australians, while 41 per cent of respondents in NSW said that "they were given an unfair advantage by the government". [node:read-more:link]

27% say it's OK to discriminate against First Nations people

An advertising campaign that explores the casual racism of Australians towards Indigenous people has been viewed more than 3.75 million times, but 20 per cent of respondents to a beyondblue survey still think it is OK to discriminate against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It found Western Australia had the highest levels of discriminatory attitudes towards Indigenous Australians, while 41 per cent of respondents in NSW said that "they were given an unfair advantage by the government". [node:read-more:link]

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