“Her anger was around Aboriginal people not being invited into …

Comment on 24/7 youth centre: bridge between us and them? by James T Smerk.

“Her anger was around Aboriginal people not being invited into the forum to talk about Aboriginal kids.”
There is the problem, not that people were not invited, as the invite was for everyone.
The problem is not enough Aboriginal showing an interest in dealing with the issues.
People with something to say need to get involved – don’t wait for a personal invite to rock up on your door.
I’m tired of hearing about people not being consulted when there are public forums all over the place.

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