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Traditional law: more discussion

Nov 22, 2010 | Discuss

Traditional law: more discussion

It looks like we may finally be seeing a meaningful discussion on traditional Aboriginal law and what place it might have in the Northern Territory of 2010. Unfortunately it seems to be happening too late to prevent further violence in the feuding Central Australian community of Yuendumu. Last year Alice Springs film-maker Danielle Loy launched a documentary called Bush Law , based on the opinions of senior men from the Northern Territory community of Lajamanu who have been calling for mainstrea...Read more

A voice for change

Dec 09, 2009 | 3 Comments

A voice for change

“We need an act, we need laws that recognize that the problem now is blackfellas killing blackfellas and killing themselves. If a law like the Racial Discrimination Act gets in the way of doing that then it must be changed. We are different, we are special, we have special needs. We are caught in a trap. They want us to be citizens with the same rights but then they want us to keep our culture with no changes. How can we do both?” BESS PRICE speaks out....Read more