Indigenous Singer Australia Day Controversy

Daily mail Aus copyhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2902832/You-need-start-thinking-stepping-Fans-demand-Indigenous-singer-Jessica-Mauboy-ditch-Australia-Day-performance-labelling-holiday-Invasion-Day.html

This story highlights the divide that exists within Australia, it is perhaps a demonstration of the conflict that occurs on the frontier between indigenous and non-indigenous traditions and practices. There is a need for sensitivity and respect to indigenous issues as well as an understanding of the history that has formed the generations of oppression. It is for this reason young Australians both indigenous and non indigenous need to be taught about the history and hardships experienced by indigenous people. Such an education would perhaps facilitate new attitudes among non-indigenous people and prevent further discrimination as well as creating young activists within indigenous communities.

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