Wedged between Failure as “Cultural” & the Black Cultural Cringe

We must not tolerate a narrative that failure is “cultural” and achievement is “white”.
As Indigenous people we should be able to aspire, achieve and be leaders in our own communities & society at large, free of bigotry & lateral racism. 

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Running to stand still

If the Czech Republic and China can transform from isolated impoverished backwaters into thriving economies in less than three decades, why can’t Indigenous communities?

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Communities can take the initiative

Indigenous communities don’t need to wait for government to devolve responsibility to them. In many cases they can just take it. We also need  to correctly identify who the community is and who speaks for them. This doesn’t always happen.

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A tale of two worlds

Why can’t Cape York make as much of a go at it as Kangaroo Island? It can. But only if private asset ownership and commercial activities are allowed. At the moment they are not.

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A New Jobs Model is Needed to Narrow the Gap

For decades now Australian governments have been talking about ending the disparity between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The sentiments are genuine but so far very little real change has been achieved. [Read more…]

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Indigenous commerce must come next

Remote indigenous communities will never achieve living standards equivalent to other communities until they embrace mainstream commercial activities.
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