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Title Insight: Aboriginal Or Not
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary A frank discussion about the difficulty in proving that you're Indigenous. More Australians than ever are identifying as Indigenous. The number of those ticking the box in the Census as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander has risen more than 20 per cent since 2006. But there is debate in some Aboriginal communities over who should be able to call themselves Aboriginal, whether your appearance or postcode should have anything to do with it, and whether the current certification system is working as well as it should be. While Australians may personally identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, not everyone has a document to prove it. This becomes problematic when Indigenous-specific services (for things like housing and education) require people to provide a 'certificate of Aboriginality'. Some claim the system is flawed because of arbitrary criteria and internal politics. Insight brings together a studio audience of diverse Aboriginal Australians from around the country for a rare and raw discussion on the concept of Aboriginal identity. Producer: Jodie NoyceAssociate Producers: Saber Baluch and Sarah Allely
Event Broadcast 2012-08-07 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.
Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government.
Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Streaming video
Author Enus, Anton, host
Atkinson, Graham, contributor
Bartley, Jeanie, contributor
Betterridge, Tarran, contributor
Biles, Brianna, contributor
Biles, Leslie, contributor
Brady, Wendy, contributor
Carter, Wilfred, contributor
Conaty, Maxine, contributor
Dillon, Anthony, contributor
Eatock, Pat, contributor
Fabia, Micheline, contributor
Fernando, Todd, contributor
Hocking, Debra, contributor
Houston, Shane, contributor
Lehman, Greg, contributor
McMillan, Mark, contributor
Morris, Paul, contributor
Mundine, Warren, contributor
Pascoe, Matilda, contributor
Penrith, Maydina, contributor
Pouvalu, Mel, contributor
Price, Bess, contributor
Price, Dave, contributor
Rutland, Fay, contributor
Scott, Dallas, contributor
Widders, Gabrielle, contributor
Williams, Des, contributor