Exclusive extract from Stan Grant’s new book, Talking to My Country | Australia news | The Guardian

Guardian Australia’s Indigenous affairs editor describes how he grew up ashamed of his background, in a land where his people were treated as a ‘prehistoric relic’ – and tells why inspiration from his ancestors has now driven him to stand up and speak out. ‘Everything we have won has come from dissent’ Source: Exclusive extract from Stan Grant’s new book, Talking to My Country | Australia news | The Guardian

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The Land Battle: 15 Organizations Defending Land Rights | FoodTank.com

One of the most perfidious attacks on our life choices, health and livelihood is the ability afforded large corporations to usurp the rights of land-owners and occupiers, often of many generations. The great perfidy of this process – whether protected by law, or not, is that in most cases it provides a direct attack on the culture, life-style, traditions and beliefs of traditional owners. The destruction of intervention with sacred…

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1788 – Invasion No. 1 – 2015 Invasion No. 2?

We, all Australian people, the First Australians and the last Australians and all of us in between who remain alive need to stand up against yet another abuse of the people from whom the British stole this land in 1788. Non Aboriginal Australians have not yet taken responsibility for the devastating effect that invasion had on the First Australians nor that, in so many ways, their ill-treatment and dispossession continues….

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All Feminists Are Created Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

I usually attempt to offer some comment on items that I re-post here. In this case I feel it would be presumptuous to do that – I am male and white. So, I will simply say that this speech is powerful, relevant and eloquent and, in my view, anyone that cares about Australia and its peoples, would do well to read it and reflect upon it. All Feminists Are Created…

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Peak Indigenous Body Acknowledges Resistance To Recognise Campaign

The First Australians still own this land. They have never ceded their occupation and ownership of the Australian continent to anyone. The land was occupied by the British in 1788 and what ensued was the subjugation of the First Australians, their forced dispossession, often inhuman treatment and discrimination. That discrimination has continued to the present day, in spite of the Referendum giving them the franchise, they remain essentially disenfranchised and,…

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