“With the right information and expert advice, the Aboriginal …

Comment on Hetti Perkins on the legacy of ‘Australia’s artistic heritage’ by Just Saying.

“With the right information and expert advice, the Aboriginal community should grasp the opportunities and move forward with them.”
Interesting statement! I would have thought that those local Arrernte people who are strongly connected to their culture, are the ‘experts’ and perhaps whoever is driving this needs to get the right information and expert advice from these people and accept their viewpoint. Not the other way round.
It’s a government plan I believe and they have a great track record in listening to Expert advice, especially from Arrernte people, not!
Government also don’t mind trying to force Arrernte people to grasp opportunities that they are not interested in and that often have no benefit for them.

Recent Comments by Just Saying

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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