“Action, Not Apologies”: How Allies Can Make A Tangible Difference For First Nations People Post-Referendum
Do you understand how dehumanising it feels to have your existence become an intellectual exercise for millions of people who have never met you, your family or your community?
The worst thing you can do right now is retreat from the fight. Indigenous people can’t retreat. You may be fighting for your values but we are fighting for our lives.
We need action, not apologies
- Show up to rallies and events. Offer your skill sets to these spaces, e.g. free photography, logos, pro-bono legal support, donations of food or water for an Elders tent.
- Start conversations with your non-Indigenous friends. Blackfellas dont need to be told what the issues are; demand engagement from the disengagement you see around you.
- Redistribute your wealth. Our communities need support now for the solutions we know work. Places like First Nations Futures and Pay The Rent are a perfect place to start.