Today, the white part of this nation celebrates its birth. But as an Indigenous Australian, January 26 is a day of disconnection and devaluation.
Communities are marching for Kumanjayi Walker, the teen shot dead by police, who are offering little about the shooting.
It’s David versus Goliath in the fight for the Adani mine, with those against calling for a massive rethink in native land title.
The division of opportunity between Aboriginal and white Australians is not a piece of history we can shake our heads at. But while it still exists, change is finally upon us.
Fred Maynard might not be a household name, but as the man formed the first organisation to fight for Indigenous rights, he absolutely should be.