Aborigines

Speaking Out on Aboriginal Violence

Bess Price, the Northern Territory activist and politician, has emerged over the last few years as one of the most controversial yet morally compelling voices in Aboriginal politics. Price grew up in the 1960s in Yuendumu, a settlement about 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs. Price’s father had been raised traditionally and saw Europeans for the first time as a young boy out hunting with his father. Yet, appreciative of the need for a Western education, he insisted Bess attend school. Bess Price consequently has both a connection to the deep Aboriginal past, while also being able to operate successfully…

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