7 August, 2016
#IndigenousDads have the final say
7 August 2016
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has praised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers and their children for taking a stand against media stereotypes by sharing personal family moments through social media.
NSWALC Chair Roy Ah-See said the #IndigenousDads campaign allowed Aboriginal people to demonstrate the pride they have in being fathers and responsible parents.
"While caring and devoted Aboriginal fathers don't feature prominently in our mainstream media, they are real and they are having the final say in response to the racist cartoon published by The Australian last week.
"It is disappointing that The Australian fails to recognise the hurt and humiliation the cartoon has caused - on this issue they are on the wrong side of history.
"But Aboriginal people throughout Australia can take some comfort that from such an ugly and negative episode we have such a positive expression of Aboriginal culture and identity."
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