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6 ways to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians

Posted 25 Jan 2018 11:00AM

 

For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 26 January is an opportunity to celebrate the survival of their culture and people.

According to Tanya Denning-Orman, NITV Channel Manager: "Survival Day acknowledges the mixed nature of January 26. It recognises the invasion and our history, but invasion doesn’t frame us as a people. We are still here, our languages are still spoken and our cultures are strong."

The Edmund Rice Centre has compiled six ways we can stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians this Survival Day. 

1. Understand and learn the truth about Australian history

"White Australia has a black history." Some people might not be comfortable with that, but as a nation, we can only move forward if we are honest and mature about our history. There are some great online resources that highlight the truth, including:

For more from the Edmund Rice Centre, CLICK HERE