I think so too, Rapscullion, and also his children know …

Comment on Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps? by Evelyne Roullet.

I think so too, Rapscullion, and also his children know they are not different that the camps’relatives.
Camps should be called Estate, as they are part of Alice Springs and not fringe residential area. For several decades Geoff Shaw and his spouse Eileen Hoosan have raised their children and grandchildren in their public housing home with a wide yard and a carefully tended garden.
Geoff Shaw is a decorated war veteran who stay in the camp even so this means he cannot have a beer with his friends in his garden.
Should he too leave his home to please those who really do not understand family ties and culture?

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?
She can if she likes, but why not an Irishwoman?

Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?
So why call her an Aboriginal Councillor? This is my question.

Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?
With great respect I would like to ask why Jacinta is an Aboriginal Councillor?
I believe she is a representative of the all community of Alice Springs.
To tell she is an Aboriginal Councillor is an insult to the other white yellow brindle who had voted for her.
A Councillor is elected on his/her work/merit not on his/her ethnicity.

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Gallery at Anzac consult: council hurries to meet govt deadline
It is important to respect, recognise and invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s cultures. They have told us repeatedly that it is central to their lives, and identified culture as a key factor in improving and maintaining wellbeing. It shapes Indigenous identity, linking people to their community and country, and importantly is a contributing factor to health and wellbeing.
However our government wants to built a so called cultural center which will be a contradiction to Aboriginal Culture.
Possible scenario: Anzac oval disappears (who gets the money?) everything is bulldozered but he gallery cannot be built because of the opposition of the legal custodians of the site.
Protocols for welcoming visitors to country have been a part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for thousands of years.
Despite the absence of fences or visible borders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups had clear boundaries separating their country from that of other groups. Crossing into another group’s country required a request for permission to enter.
Another possible scenario: The gallery will be built but legal owners have the rights to tell visitors that they are not welcome.

Pitchi Ritchi: Nobody home
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Tourism, pubs, history and today’s Alice Springs
“The goal was to “create a contemporary hotel by enhancing everything that was historic.” The old Alice is gone so then it’s history.
The majority of attractions have become merchants, taking away trades from the Mall.
What we have left is the scenery.

Visions from the Centre to light up the Sydney Opera House
Beautiful, uplifting! Do we really need an art gallery in Alice? A cultural centre definitively yes, but we must hurry before someone steals it from us.

Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes
Scotty: The population of Arrernte people living on Arrernte land (including Alice Springs) is estimated at 25,000, making it the second largest of all Central Australian tribes. How many were sitting in front of Centrelink?
Pseudo Guru: One Country, One Law, One Flag?
Ok so which country? Which law? which flag?
May be Australia (at least the Northern territory) should copy New Caledonia.
It is a territory sui generis to which France has gradually transferred certain powers. New Caledonia was penal colony of the same period as Australia.
It is now governed by a 54-member Territorial Congress, a legislative body composed of members of three provincial assemblies. The French state is represented in the territory by a High Commissioner.
At a national level, New Caledonia is represented in the French parliament by two deputies and two senators.

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