Decolonisation

First Nations grower group planting native youlks

Lesley Williams

The 'youlk' looks similar to a kipfler potato and grows in poor sandy soil, which is unsuitable for grain growing or grazing and is now being farmed by an Aboriginal growing group in south west WA as a pilot for more groups. The growing group project is expected to run like other mainstream grower groups. But it is a customised group for Aboriginal farmers as many Indigenous-owned farming properties had different management logistics to other modern-day farms. In some cases, there are 20 members and in some cases 120 members so it is a whole different dynamic to the colonial farming protocol. Read more about First Nations grower group planting native youlks

Recognition hits another Treaty wall on their road to enforce assimilation

Tasmania Treaty Demands
Rodney Gibbons and Wendy Moore outside Hobart. (The Australian Pic: Peter Mathew)

Stephen Fitzpatrick The Australian 12 December 2016

Constitutional recognition of First Nations people has been blindsided by more demands, with an official forum in Hobart insisting that plans for a referendum must be accompanied by Treaty talks. Read more about Recognition hits another Treaty wall on their road to enforce assimilation

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The urgent need for Australia to acknowledge it has a race relations problem

White Australia must consider the damage that disregard generates, and understand that from the Aboriginal perspective, white ways are not the only ways, or necessarily the best ways.
 
Many of our survey respondents expressed a willingness to improve the relationship. But so long as white Australia is resistant to Indigenous inclusion on any terms but its own, it’s hard to see how progress can be made.

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Church calls for discussions about First Nations sovereignty and Treaty

Video of Survival Day message by President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly
25 January 2016

Media Release

Survival Day message urges new talks on sovereignty and treaty for First Peoples Read more about Church calls for discussions about First Nations sovereignty and Treaty

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