Culture is culture. And NSW has culture, as does the NT, and WA, and Qld, the Torres Strait, SA, Vic and Tas… and by all means, experience them all, support Indigenous tourism in all of these places, but don’t come back home and think you’ve just experienced ‘the real Aboriginal culture’ when you haven’t even bothered to learn about the people and lands you currently live on.
With the CBC’s Indigenous supernatural thriller series, Trickster premiering on NITV last night, it seemed like the perfect time to highlight horror films and tv series made by Indigenous creatives who have reclaimed the narrative and found a new way to tell their truth.
When the media shows pictures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people along with negative words over and over, governments continually speak about how destitute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people are, and then using more flattering language and pictures in articles about non-Indigenous people, then the human mind naturally creates its own narrative, in everyone.
The Commonwealth Government of Australia on behalf of the Defence compulsorily acquired, portions of the Eden Local Aboriginal community subject lands pursuant to lands acquisition Act 1989, by way of imposing restriction on the said land. This compulsory restrictions acquisition was carried out without the prior, free and informed consent of the Aboriginal community.