I wonder how they can call this the first authentic …

Comment on ‘First authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world’ by Penangke.

I wonder how they can call this the first authentic indigenous light show when custodians for Mparntwe are feeling insulted by the lack of respect and consultation when the whitefellas were planning this new tourist attraction. It seems that it is co-opting corrupting and exploiting Arrernte culture rather than celebrating it.

Recent Comments by Penangke

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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