Aboriginal culture is a treasure of our region but if …

Comment on Skywalk Budget item could be game changer for Alice by Dr Wrongo.

Aboriginal culture is a treasure of our region but if you want to exploit it and Aboriginal people there needs to be an element of respect for the culture and people.
That tourists want a cultural experience is well known but I believe they want a real cultural experience not an ersatz version created in some whitefellas’ mind to exploit indigenous people / culture and rip off tourists.
After 25 years of involvement with indigenous people in Central Australia including some cultural tourism activities I can promise you that indigenous people are happy to share their culture when they are treated respectfully and are able to do it on their own terms.
If it is culturally wrong to trample all over a sacred site it is going to be difficult to find a culturally connected person to lead the tramplers.
However, if people and sites are respected it becomes a lot easier to find people to share the stories for these places and the infrastructure needs are minimal – like a Troopy and a picnic basket should do it.
Also, using Steve Brown as some kind of back up for this story is quite bizarre given he has so little respect for the natural environment and openly advocates for the destruction of its beauty and biodiversity.

Recent Comments by Dr Wrongo

CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
And judging by this the CLP will fail to listen or take into consideration the views of the senior custodians for this place.
Tourism wants engagement with indigenous people. Tourists want indigenous experiences but it will never happen when there is no respect for Indigenous people or culture.
That lack of respect starts in the Halls of power and echos down onto the streets.


CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
And judging by this the CLP will fail to listen or take into consideration the views of the senior custodians for this place.
Tourism wants engagement with Indigenous people. Tourists want indigenous experiences but it will never happen when there is no respect for Indigenous people or culture.
That lack of respect starts in the halls of power and echos down onto the streets.


Native title organisation backs Anzac precinct for gallery
Judging by past performance from both parties (NT Government and Lhere Artepe) this agreement won’t stand up to scrutiny.


Paterson stands for Territory Alliance
Mr Patterson, what if one or more of the party’s policies were not in the best interest of our local community would you take a stand against it or shut up and follow the party line?


Oval for gallery back on table – as bone of contention
Would be interesting to know who these 32 traditional owners are, as last year the minister for arts and culture met with a large group of traditional owners recognised by AAPA as the legitimate custodians.
Seems Lauren decided to ignore their very clear and unanimous response: “South of The Gap.”


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