While I understand many are furious at the police for the indigenous deaths on their watch, the actual issue is far larger.
According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.
The instances of suicide in First Nation communities is increasing with every passing year. But while the statistics are appalling, the human cost is far more than the headlines suggest.
This week, we address the idea of reconciliation. However, moving forward, I believe we’re limiting ourselves. What we need is re-education.