- Australia came under fire recently for proposing special visas for white South African farmers
- However, it apparently has transformation issues of its own involving indigenous Australians
- An indigenous woman highlights some of these issues in a viral video
Australia's Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, was in the spotlight recently for proposing special visas for white South African farmers fleeing "persecution."
However, his proposals have brought to the fore Australia's own transformation issues involving indigenous Australians.
A viral video has surfaced on Twitter showing an indigenous Australian woman highlighting some of these issues. Watch it below.
President of the Progressive Professionals Forum, Mzwanele Manyi, shared the video on his Twitter page on 26 March, Briefly.co.za learned.
In the video, the unnamed woman argues that Aboriginal Australians need to be the authors of their own destiny. She said:
We share sovereignty with the Crown. The Queen still owns some of out traditional lands. We're still begging to protect sacred sites that are over 80,000 years old from mining companies; from gas companies.
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We want to be the author of our own destinies. We want to be the voice because we are tired of non-indigenous Australia thinking they know what is good for us and thinking that they can be the voice of Aboriginal Australia.
So they should all learn to keep their mouths shut and start engaging Aboriginal Australia into the conversation.
The video elicited varied reactions from Twitter users. See some of them below.
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