18th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture (2018)

Josie Crawshaw

Ms Josie Crawshaw delivered the 18th Annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at Charles Darwin University on Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

In her lecture titled: ‘The right for Australia’s First Peoples to be self-determining requires a collective mind shift’ Ms Crawshaw reflected on the impact of the Wave Hill strike had on a high point in Australia’s history - the 1967 referendum - and shares the story of her Gurindji mother’s –Nawurla’s advocacy, persistence and resilience informed her own life’s work.

Josie provided a critical analysis of policy conceptualisation and identifying meaningful structural reforms that recognises First Nations Peoples in Australia’s Constitution, and pose the question of "Can a modern Australia recognise the rightful place of its First peoples of this country as a collective responsibility of all Australians to again say YES?"

The event was held at CDU’s Casuarina campus amphitheatre and was free and open to the public. 

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