Galarrwuy’s message to Kevin Rudd: Give us control
Category: Headline News Published Date
Galarrwuy Yunupingu, who was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by NAIDOC last week, has called for a new pact giving Aboriginal people the right to control economic development, 50 years after the signing of the Yirrkala Bark Petition began the land rights movement in which he made his name.
The Gumatj clan leader and veteran land rights activist described existing legislation as "empty" and asked what it gave Aboriginal people to look forward to in the future.
"I would like to say one thing to the Prime Minister...
"Police just took our kids at the point of their guns"
The multi-award winning National Indigenous Times is an independent newspaper and receives no government funding whatsoever. Thus, we rely entirely on advertising and subscriptions to survive, and hope you'll consider subscribing to NIT's print edition as well as the online version of our paper. Our new and improved website now contains stories and photos, you can even interact by providing feed back on articles in the your say section. We have a new video module where you can watch relevant videos sourced from all over Australia.
There is also the option of advertising online with high impact positions on the various pages and the ability to "click through" to the advertisers website. Our new website is fast and effective and as always if you advertise in the print edition you will be uploaded to our online jobs section as an added bonus. So contact our sales team now via our website or give us a call on 1300 786 611, we will be happy to structure a package that meets your advertising needs and budget.