I went to the launch tonight of NAIDOC Week at the ABC.
As well as the fantastic pop up radio station (now in its fifth year), there was the launch of “Untold Stories“, a series which runs on radio and television, which profiles important Indigenous figures whose names might not be so well known.
Professor Mick Dodson did the launch, and spoke about why it’s important for these people’s stories to be recognised. He also noted, in the 100th anniversary of WW1, the large number of Indigenous Australians who fought for Australia. I recorded the speech and put in on Soundcloud. It’s worth a listen.