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Being an ally on Jan 26 and beyond

Posted on January 25th, by Counteractive in Campaigns, News, Resources. No Comments

NOTE: This was written in 2018 so the event links are out of date and some excellent recent commentary hasn’t been added. Though much of the information remains relevant, the debate has moved on, and continues to evolve with more discussion about what paying the rent might look like, and more understanding from white allies, so much so, that various councils who have undertaken not to celebrate Invasion Day are being chastised by the Prime Minister. Hope you are all heading to a rally on the 26th of January this year too!

First off. Listen.

That is what we are doing. And we aren’t writing this to centre our own experiences – we are writing it because we take the time to try and follow and listen to a range of Aboriginal voices, and we might have access to information that you … Read More »