Steve Hodder Watt

Steve Bunbadgee Hodder Watt is a Lardil man with English heritage who lived in central Australia for 30 years and has worked in Aboriginal media and theatre. He now lives back on Lardil homelands at Gununa and works as a media and youth manager.
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Steve Bunbadgee Hodder Watt
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The Battle of Beetaloo – NT First Nations unite to stop fracking On Country

The Garrwa, Yanyuwa and Marra peoples of Borroloola know all too well the devastation created by mining and they understand that, for most governments, if they have to choose between mining and First Nations then mining wins. Every time.

What can be Reconciled?

Events such as Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC are important but adequate action is required immediately, action that includes letting our peoples run our lives on our terms, as per the Articles in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Colonisation has failed us all

With the urgency we have now to not only represent our First Nations and peoples but for the Australian nation holistically, it’s time to #ChangeTheNation our way. If Australia is genuine about listening to Indigenous voices then the power imbalance has to shift urgently

Jacinta Price under fire from Aboriginal women

Alice Springs town councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has been at the receiving end of community criticism from groups in Alice Springs recently. Last week a petition was circulated on social media to protest against mainstream media’s representation of Ms Price as a community leader.

The legacy of Elea Namatjira

To celebrate the 115th birthday of Albert (Elea) Namatjira, Google has published a doodle painted by his granddaughter, Gloria Pannka, but for all the acclaim that the Western Arrernte artist was showered with during his lifetime, Namatjira still found himself being regarded as less than the average white man.

Our past provides a pathway to our future

Kakadu National Park has always been the tropical rival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta both in terms of it’s natural majesty and through the long history of Aboriginal culture that both places share.

Victories for Indigenous people are always short-lived. That’s why we need a treaty – now

The Converge on Canberra demonstration against the Northern Territory intervention was held a day before the 2008 National Apology. 

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