Aboriginal Healing, Sharing Culture
Please check out these three short film clips by NITV. And please help stop the closure of these communities.
Many in the Kimberley are feeling a sense of sadness and Deja Vu about the current situation. NITV News’ Danny Teece -Johnson spent the weekend in Fitzroy Crossing speaking to local community leaders. Kimberley Elder Joe Brown was moved off country in 1967 when the Aboriginal workers were given the minimum wage. He says it's been a difficult period but things today are looking less certain than ever. [March 18, 2015]
Meantime in the West Kimberley region - many are fearful their communities may be in the firing line and are calling on the Premier and the Prime Minister to sit down with them and talk the matter through. NITV News’ Danny Teece-Johnson has been travelling through the area and talked to locals about the proposed closure of 150 remote communities. [March 17, 2015]
While focus on community closures has been slowly simmering in the West - recent comments by Prime Minister Tony Abbott have put the debate on the national stage. But there is concern that the debate over "Lifestyle Choices" has overshadowed measures already taken by the West Australian Government. NITV News’ WA Correspondent Craig Quartermaine has more. [March 18, 2015]
Professor David Clark is Founder of the Sharing Culture initiative.