Self Education Political Conscience

A poem by Justin Walker, Australian Capital Territory

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We want to be free from political schizophrenia
that drugs us and incarcerates us.

We want humanitarian law for our families and communities
exploited by bad policies depriving our human needs.

We want mining sovereignty of our lands to benefit our people
as one state of people and one group that benefits from the mining wealth.

We want our political party to be recognised in the Federal Parliament
without intimidation or violence on our peoples and families. 

Homework: Reflect the poem

  • What is meant by 'political schizophrenia'?
  • Which human rights do Aboriginal people have?
  • What's the political party called Justin mentions in his poem?

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[1] Koori Mail 489 p.23

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Korff, J 2020, Self Education Political Conscience, <https://stage.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/poems/self-education-political-conscience>, retrieved 25 May 2024

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