A very traditional idea! This decolonised model of detention …

Comment on Desert Knowledge precinct preferred for youth detention facility by An Alice Extended-Family Member.

A very traditional idea! This decolonised model of detention supports the original Desert Peoples’ Centre goals to educate all and to heal relationships. I hope everyone can work together to create the community these young people need.

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