Issue 7 - 7 August 2012 enews home

Lecture to commemorate Lingiari's accomplishments


By Louise Errington

Adam Bourke

Dr Chris Sarra to present Stronger Smarter ideas in Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture

Stronger Smarter philosophies and the challenges facing Aboriginal people in the arena of Indigenous policy reform will be the focus of the 13th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at Charles Darwin University this month.

Stronger Smarter Institute Executive Director, Dr Chris Sarra will present an address entitled "Stronger Smarter Aboriginal Policy Reform: like Vincent, we know how to wait…".

The annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture series commemorates the Wave Hill Station walk-off led by Vincent Lingiari and his Gurindji people in August 1966. The walk-off led to the handing back of the Wave Hill Station to the Gurindji people, and acted as the catalyst for Aboriginal people to have their rights to traditional lands recognised.

Dr Sarra's Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture will take place on the 37th anniversary of the handing back of Wave Hill Station.

The "Stronger Smarter Aboriginal Policy Reform: like Vincent, we know how to wait…" lecture will be held on Thursday 16 August at the Mal Nairn Auditorium CDU Casuarina campus, from 6pm to 8.20pm.