I always thought it was scheduled to be a cultural …

Comment on Indigenous art gallery, cultural centre: combined or separate? by Local 1.

I always thought it was scheduled to be a cultural centre that incorporated an art gallery. A place that would have been similar to the hugely popular Panorama Guth. Such a centre could have incorporated Indigenous foods highlighted in a cafe where visitors could have had lunch, there could have been a weaving section, and a group of dancers performing daily. The idea of a national Indigenous centre to me seemed crazy, as we are constantly told that there are over 300 seperate language groups. It would be like creating a white person’s cultural centre and trying to incorporate all white cultures from around the world. Why not concentrate on all we have to offer here, and lead that into how we relate and differ from other Indigenous cultures from around the country.

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