I’m tired of Aboriginal people being seen as anthropological curiosities | Stan Grant | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Comment is freeI’m tired of Aboriginal people being seen as anthropological curiositiesGreat numbers of Australians will have no contact with Indigenous people in the course of their lives. For us to achieve greater recognition, it all starts with our constitutionShare 3514inShare3Email Stan Granttheguardian.com, Wednesday 28 May 2014 12.15 AESTJump to comments 185Children carrying the Australian Aboriginal Flag. Photograph: Allan Milnes/Demotix/CorbisIn 2001, I hosted an event for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. In the room were a former prime minister, a then opposition leader, assorted other politicians and leaders of business, media, academia, sport and culture. All had paid handsomely to eat good food, drink nice wine and listen to heartfelt speeches about the need for healing in our country.As I welcomed the guests, I asked all the non-Indigenous people in the room to stand and for all the Indigenous people to thank them. Then I asked them all to remain standing.

via I’m tired of Aboriginal people being seen as anthropological curiosities | Stan Grant | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

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