On the road with Sophie Matterson
When I got the call from Australian Geographic to track down Sophie Matterson and...
After winning National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Unsung Hero of the Year in 2018 it was a great honour to be asked back again to document the week for the Port Augusta community.
This years theme, VOICE TREATY TRUTH, was a struggle to wrap my head around. This was the fifth time it had been the theme and Naidoc and the state of community hadn’t changed.
To be a part of a society, that has human rights violations with the UN and the only Commonwealth country in the world not to have a treaty with the First People, is just pure shameful and re-enforces my choice to live outside of society on the fringes.
First Peoples sovereignty has never been ceded – not in 1788, not in 1967, not with the Native Title Act, not with the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
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