Aboriginality (DCFM, Dubbo)

Lachlan Wyllie, 14th October 2016

By Robert Salt

What a complex term Aboriginality has become. Koori, Goori, Indigenous, Aboriginal. All terms to describe us. But this issue has become more complex due to Inter-cultural marriage, the stolen generation, hidden identities, shame, history and policies. 

In addition to this, there is frustration and anger from many Aboriginal people about those who now claim Aboriginal to seek financial benefits such as scholarships, entry into tertiary courses, identified jobs and access to services. Who is black, who is not: does the definition need further discussion? 

This documentary shares personal stories on this complex matter that will become a more debated issue as more people claim their Aboriginality. 

This piece was made for the CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series 2016, a showcase of work by new and emerging Australian community radio producers, with training and mentoring provided by the Community and Media Training Organisation. The opinions expressed in National Features & Documentary Series content are those of the individual producers or their interviewees, and not necessarily shared by the CBAA or CMTO.


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