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      It sounds to me that trying to preserve their language is a lost cause and a waste of money. The government needs to realize that these people will never evolve past the caveman mentality

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      http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/201...-visit/6123978

      An Native American woman from a reservation in the United States has arrived in Central Australia to exchange knowledge with local Indigenous groups.

      Shalaya Williams is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

      She's currently working with tribal elders to research bush foods and traditional ecological knowledge, and is also a skilled horse woman.

      Ms Williams says she's excited to be spending the next month in Indigenous communities learning about everything from camel management to bush foods.

      "I came over here not only to tell our side of the story but to grasp their story and bring it home as well.

      "Their connection with the land and our connection with the land is very similar, so I think it's great we're sharing these stories."

      Shalaya will visit Santa Teresa, Watarrka and Docker River.

      So who payed for
      This indigenous exchange?This native
      American comes around to find out "The Abo side of
      The story"?

      The waste of money on Abos is criminal! They smash everything
      They get,Then people who have contracts to maintain things,profit. They get educated, with a simple curriculum.

      A few get jobs in the real world. On welfare from the cradle to the grave the majority.If you do work you are obligated to share come pay day with family. I had an indige assistant .The elder said to the business,only if we employed one could we work on "his land". He was a better behaved one but you couldn't fire him or discipline him if he worked poorly.A necessary evil to have on the team.

      Believe me !biggest waste of money I ever saw! I pay 30% tax and this is one reason why! Then you have white people who claim aboriginality to get welfare and education benefits no body else gets!
      Their "free for all "ghettos need to stop! If the Asians ever run this place in 50 + years they won't allow it!
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      http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/nation...82f700800c2833



      FOX Sports presenter Hannah Hollis has opened up about the “awful” bullying she suffered at high school because of her indigenous heritage.

      Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about the significance of NAIDOC Week, the 26-year-old recalled how at 14 she was ostracised at school because of her background.
      “I went to a private all-girls school in Canberra.

      “There weren’t many Aboriginals around and I was the only one at my high school. I was bullied and not invited to birthday parties because they thought the Aboriginal was going to steal their toys,” said Hollis, whose maternal great-grandmother came from the Jawoyn people in the Northern Territory.

      Ironically, it was a school speech she gave during *^@&!NAIDOC Week that instigated the torment.

      “After that I became known as the ‘dirty abo’ ... they were formative years and it was tough. I didn’t have any friends at school.”


      However the experience also ignited a fierce determination in the Darwin-born reporter to prove the bullies wrong, and to speak up for her culture.
      “I thought, ‘how dare you make me feel ashamed of who I am’, ”she said. “I never thought I would feel ashamed of who I was or where I came from.”

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      http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-0...56?pfmredir=sm

      A Queensland mother has slammed a "racist" and "harmful" Queensland Government advertisement which featured her son without her knowledge, and is now calling for greater discussion about institutionalised racism.

      The advertisement, which was featured on the Teach Queensland Facebook page, depicted a number of young Indigenous boys sitting with a white teacher, who was quoted as saying, "I have a soft spot for the troublemaker or the kid that everyone thought wouldn't make it".

      The post sparked heavy criticism online and was pulled from social media, with the Queensland Department of Education and Training issuing a statement "apologising unreservedly for the offence caused".

      Dr Chelsea Bond, the mother of one of the young Indigenous boys in the post, was only made aware of her son's involvement in the advertisement after she stumbled across it online.

      She said she was "deeply disappointed" in the post, which she said perpetrated harmful stereotypes and victimised her son.

      "When I looked and saw my son was in there, I was shocked … and I'm really disappointed that my son would be framed like that, but unfortunately I'm not surprised," she said.

      "As the mother of that child I just think I don't need you to come and save my kids … he's a really smart kid, it's almost funny because it was so far removed from the truth.

      "I can show his NAPLAN results that show he's awesome … his Grade 3 reading results were off the charts."

      Dr Bond, a lecturer in Indigenous Studies at the University of Queensland, said while she appreciated that the post was quickly removed and that she was offered a personal apology, she would like to see further action from the Government to try and tackle racist stereotyping.

      "It just so happens this kid's mum is a university lecturer and has a platform to speak out," she said.

      "We're imagined in a way that doesn't reflect who we are and the only way we can be better is to be more like white people, or be saved by white people."

      'Do they think I'm a troublemaker?'
      A spokesperson for the Queensland Department of Education and Training said those involved in putting the post together would be offered training.

      "The department is committed to supporting the education of every student in every state school across Queensland," the spokesperson said.

      "The department is contacting families of students in the image and responding to members of the public who raised concerns.

      "The officers concerned have been counselled and required to undertake cultural awareness training."

      But Dr Bond said cultural training would not ensure it did not happen again, and said she wanted to see a broader conversation about how institutionalised racism damages Indigenous people.

      "At the age of 11, [my son's] first response seeing the images was shock, and saying, 'Do they think I'm a trouble-maker?' she said.

      "He not only saw the image but he read the narrative.

      "Why didn't someone in the process of putting together that image, and that quote and then publishing ... how did they not work it out [that it was offensive]?"

      The Queensland Education Minister was unavailable for comment.

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      http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/op...9045f50fce11ee

      PLANS to close Ayers Rock to climbers from 2019 add more weight to the notion that the most divisive force in Australia is not white people, but Aboriginal activists.

      Already in response, other Aboriginal advocacies are calling for more natural landmarks to be closed to non-Aborigines, such as Mt Warning in northern NSW.

      Closing The Rock to climbers will likely set off a domino effect of similar exclusion orders around the country.

      Locally, entry to Mossman Gorge is controlled by the Kuku Yalanji people. They say entry needed to be managed to prevent damage by visitors.

      The same can’t be said for the hardy chunk of sandstone in Central Australia. Instead, it’s being closed for “cultural reasons”.

      In the Daintree, the State Government is looking at increasing the role of Aboriginal culture in managing the area. This includes limiting entry to “sacred sites”.

      Those proposing closures say indigenous law should trump the law of the land.

      For instance, chairman of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management at Ayers Rock, Sammy Wilson, said of the native people: “Anangu have a governing system but the whitefella government has been acting in a way that breaches our laws.”

      This is absurd and divisive.

      If white people proposed a different set of laws for themselves, it would make international headlines and draw worldwide condemnation.

      But laws that exclude whites are praised and defended.

      Another example from the Daintree is that indigenous people can take dogs into the World Heritage area, light fires and shoot guns.

      Good luck doing that if you’re not from the right tribal group.

      In the Hinchinbrook, a big chunk of Missionary Bay is off-limits to anyone who’s not a traditional owner without a permit in order to protect “cultural resources”, without actually saying what those are.

      Preserving “culture” is continually pushed by activists determined to punish modern non-Aboriginal Australians for the sins of their fathers.

      In reality, Aboriginal culture while undoubtedly worthy of pride, respect and learning, has been misused by some to promote self-segregation, with “no whites” computer rooms, sporting teams, jobs and land – all while criticising non-indigenous for failing to embrace “reconciliation”.

      But it’s hard to reconcile when the other party keeps telling you how terrible you are and says you can’t go to certain places.

      If you don’t support partioning off Australia along racial lines decided by Aborigines, you’re culturally insensitive, ignorant, bigoted, and racist.

      But whenever a defence of European, Caucasian or Christian culture is offered, there are reminders that we must all be eternally ashamed.

      Natural features such as mountains, rocks, swimming holes, beaches and rivers belong to no one and should be accessed and enjoyed by all.

      As explained recently by someone upset by this: “To ban anybody who is not indigenous from freely accessing this chunk of ancient dried sandstone is a form of racism. If the Human Rights Commission was of any use whatsoever it would be smacking this disgusting, selfish, nasty decision down.”

      If Aborigines say climbing Ayers Rock – or Uluru as they call it – is disrespectful to their culture, we can acknowledge that.

      So no hitting golf balls off The Rock, no partying, no defecating and no leaving of rubbish.

      Aboriginal rangers could patrol the area and prosecute those who don’t treat the climb respectfully.

      Same goes for the Hinchinbrook, Mossman Gorge and the Daintree.

      Anyone should be allowed to go for free but not to desecrate.

      Mt Olympus, Mt Everest, Mt Kiliminjaro, Mt Fuji, the Rock of Gibraltar – all these natural features are sacred to the indigenous peoples of those lands.

      But you can still climb on them, and in fact, it is encouraged – respectfully of course.

      So we must ask, if Aboriginal activists truly want “reconciliation” in a united Australia, what would work better: demanding laws that only benefit Aborigines and exclude whites? Or encouraging their people to be more tolerant, more open to change and more inclusive?

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      http://www.ntnews.com.au/entertainme...4226a110337a52

      “I WAS only really aware of the fact that people think it’s bad to call them Abos when I was going on this show,” says 41-year-old mortgage broker, Sandy.

      Of the six guinea pigs in SBS’s indigenous social experiment, First Contact, the mother of five seemed to be the most steadfast and outspoken. So it was a surprise when half way through filming, she suddenly quit.

      In the program hosted by Ray Martin, which continues tonight, Aussies with little or no experience of indigenous communities had their views — mostly negative — challenged.

      “Give them houses and they burn them down,” she said.

      “You think that’s racist, well I don’t f***ing care.”

      At first, Sandy seemed keen to engage with new experiences and people she met, but after visiting a remote community on Elcho Island, off the coast of Arnhem Land, she quietly packed her bags and left.

      “I had a lot of stuff going on at home as well, with a divorce, and my children back here in Newcastle,” she says. “I just figured I’d done a lot already in the time that I was there.”

      Sandy had been vocal in sharing her opinions from the start.
      Sandy also says that behind the scenes, she was being provoked by nutrition student, Alice.

      “The nights I spent with the girls, she had a habit of questioning me off camera, starting arguments off camera. I said to her, ‘Save it for the show. They’re valid points, we can have these discussions in front of the camera so they can see where we’re coming from’. On camera, she was completely different.

      “I’m thinking, ‘For f*** sake, are you for real? I’m not putting up with this * for the next 18 days. I’ve got enough drama at home’.”

      Stoic during filming, an emotional Sandy says she has seen the problem of alcoholism first-hand.

      “My mum was a functioning alcoholic. It would make her a different person, it used to blow me away,” she says. “It makes you a really nasty person. I guess it’s the same with Aboriginals. “They start off drinking and it’s OK, but it gets to a certain point and it makes you crazy, that’s the alcohol. I’ve done 30 years of looking at that stuff, I don’t need that any more. I don’t put myself around that stuff any more.”

      Sandy says her time on First Contact hasn’t changed her views.

      “No matter what colour we are, or where we’re from, http://www.ntnews.com.au/entertainme...4226a110337a52

      “I WAS only really aware of the fact that people think it’s bad to call them Abos when I was going on this show,” says 41-year-old mortgage bhroker, Sandy.

      Of the six guinea pigs in SBS’s indigenous social experiment, First Contact, the mother of five seemed to be the most steadfast and outspoken. So it was a surprise when half way through filming, she suddenly quit.

      In the program hosted by Ray Martin, which continues tonight, Aussies with little or no experience of indigenous communities had their views — mostly negative — challenged.

      “Give them houses and they burn them down,” she said.

      “You think that’s racist, well I don’t f***ing care.”

      At first, Sandy seemed keen to engage with new experiences and people she met, but after visiting a remote community on Elcho Island, off the coast of Arnhem Land, she quietly packed her bags and left.

      “I had a lot of stuff going on at home as well, with a divorce, and my children back here in Newcastle,” she says. “I just figured I’d done a lot already in the time that I was there.”

      Sandy had been vocal in sharing her opinions from the start.
      Sandy also says that behind the scenes, she was being provoked by nutrition student, Alice.

      “The nights I spent with the girls, she had a habit of questioning me off camera, starting arguments off camera. I said to her, ‘Save it for the show. They’re valid points, we can have these discussions in front of the camera so they can see where we’re coming from’. On camera, she was completely different.

      “I’m thinking, ‘For f*** sake, are you for real? I’m not putting up with this * for the next 18 days. I’ve got enough drama at home’.”

      Stoic during filming, an emotional Sandy says she has seen the problem of alcoholism first-hand.

      “My mum was a functioning alcoholic. It would make her a different person, it used to blow me away,” she says. “It makes you a really nasty person. I guess it’s the same with Aboriginals. “They start off drinking and it’s OK, but it gets to a certain point and it makes you crazy, that’s the alcohol. I’ve done 30 years of looking at that stuff, I don’t need that any more. I don’t put myself around that stuff any more.”

      Sandy says her time on First Contact hasn’t changed her views.

      “No matter what colour we are, or where we’re from, we all have opportunities to change our lives,” she says.

      “It doesn’t matter if you’re Aboriginal or come from overseas on a boat, everyone has opportunities here to live a different way.

      “A lot of the Aboriginals choose to live (in poverty), I think it’s what they’re used to. Sometimes it’s hard to change.

      “In Alice Springs they’re all drunks, and then there’s other areas where there are dry communities, no alcohol. However, they’ll find another way.

      “On Elcho Island there’s a thriving cava trade, and it’s all under cover. There’s a lot of cash floating around on that island.”

      Born in the small community of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory, and delivered by an indigenous midwife, Sandy grew up in Sydney with her mother and step dad, a wool-classer who worked with many indigenous people. She says she subconsciously formed many of her controversial opinions in her younger years.

      “My step dad, he really liked the essence of the Aboriginals and outback Australia.

      I used to get in trouble for calling them Abos all the time, but that’s how I grew up referring to them.”

      Well you'd better just shut up and enjoy paying taxes so the Abos can:-Be lazy,neglect and vandalise what they have,abuse everybody including each other.If you don't like it you can be politically persecuted on TV?!?!
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      http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/opinio...01eb1d23760c83


      NO Territorian should be living in squalor or be living somewhere they feel unsafe. Yet, thousands of Territorians do.

      They live in one of the NT’s 43 town camps, which according to a recent review — are mostly over 20 years old. Age, plus tenant neglect and a lack of proper maintenance means 18 per cent of NT town camp homes are in poor condition — or worse.

      According to the NT Town Camps Review, released yesterday, the total cost to bring all houses up to the standards of the Residential Tenancy Act is over $77 million. That’s unacceptable.

      It’s unacceptable that this report is only now being publicly released, more than two years after the Parliamentary Inquiry into Housing in Aboriginal Town Camps was established.

      In difficult financial times, the NT Government has promised $25 million to address these issues — $24 million for urgent repairs, and $1 million to fund a five-person team to make sure our town camps are running efficiently and effectively.
      But realistically, how can a five-person team make sure the recommendations in a 16,000-page report are implemented correctly across 43 town camps? How can they improve employment outcomes for residents? Tackle serious social issues such as alcohol and substance abuse?

      Without significant resources from the Federal Government it appears this $24 million will be a stop-gap and it seems inevitable that in the years to come the houses will just deteriorate and another cash injection will be required.

      It’s clear we are treating the symptom rather than finding the cure. The cure is fixing the anti-social problems and the disadvantage that runs rife through many areas of the Territory.

      Just look at the money thrown at Abos! How are we going to fix all the Abo problems? They are too dumb to be taught anything. The only people to do anything good with them were German missionaries. They had work and education for them. They may not be the sharpest tools in the shed but what the Germans did with them succeeded. Now they've gone back to the trees and you can't touch the "protected species".

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