There are a lot of whitefellas in far away places …

Comment on Serious Whitefella Stuff: have we got a program for you! by Powering Your Necktop.

There are a lot of whitefellas in far away places deciding what blackfellas problems are, what they want and need.
Obviously in Canberra or Darwin you are a long way from the reality and unaware of the real impacts these policies plans and programs have.
In Alice Springs and surrounds there are people who have a strong in culture and have witnessed the direct impact of these policies on themselves and their friends and relations for the past 50 and more years.
They know what worked what didn’t. what might have worked if it was run differently. Perhaps its time these experts are given the resources and support to develop their own solutions to these problems. They are family and live and care for their younger generations and unlike many whitefella workers and pollies they are here for the long haul.

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