There was joy and celebration at the foot of Uluru, as climbing of the rock was finally banned. Brooke Prentis was there.
Many (white) Christians staunchly defended the rights of Indigenous people in our historic past: no small surprise to some modern secular readers. But the answer to why might be the most surprising.
The invaluable role that woman play throughout society inspired the theme “Because of her, we can!” which highlights this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations.
According to research, 6 or 7 Australians in every 10 have never actually engaged with an Aboriginal person, and many Aussies are still in the dark about our Aboriginal history.
I still remember Kevin Rudd saying, ‘To the mothers and the fathers, the sons and the daughters, for the breaking up of the families, we say sorry’.