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Author Pearson, Noel, 1965-

Title Our right to take responsibility / Noel Pearson
Published Cairns, Qld. : Noel Pearson and Associates, 2000

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 W'PONDS  362.849915 Pea/Ort  DUE 03-01-20
Description 100 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Introduction -- 1. Aboriginal society in Cape York Peninsula -- 2. Dependence on passive welfare is our most urgent problem -- 3. Our economic and social history -- 4. The flawed system of governance in Cape York Peninsula -- 5. Principles for a solution to our welfare dilemma -- 6. New Aboriginal leadership : drawing on the old values and traditions -- 7. Reforming indigenous governance and the role of the state -- 8. Economic development -- 9. Strategic, ideological and philosophical considerations -- Conclusion
Summary Noel Pearson, currently an adviser to the Cape York Land Council setsout in this paper ideas that he has discussed and heard discussed amongst his people in Cape York. He makes a clear and negative connection between welfare and deteriorating social conditions
Analysis Indigenous issues
Australian Aboriginal studies (Australia )
Indigenous issues
Notes "If we are to survive as a people we have to get passive welfare out of Aboriginal governance in Cape York Peninsula. We have to get rid of the passive welfare mentality that has taken over our people." -- Cover
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Economic conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Cape York (Qld.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Queensland.
Aboriginal Australians -- Public welfare -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Public welfare.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Cape York (Qld.) -- Social life and customs
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Social life and customs.
Author Pearson, Noel, 1965-
Noel Pearson and Associates
LC no. 2001430193
ISBN 0646395289
Other Titles Partial contents: 1. Aboriginal society in Cape York Peninsula -- 2. Dependence on passive welfare is our most urgent problem -- 3. Our economic and social history -- 4. The flawed system of governance in Cape York peninsula -- 5. Principles for a solution to our welfare dilemma -- 6. New Aboriginal leadership: drawing on the old values and traditions -- 7. Reforming indigenous governance and the role of the state -- 8. Economic development -- 9. Strategic, ideological and philosophical considerations