Mind the Gap - Bridging the Indigenous Divide
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is an Indigenous Alice Springs town councillor who has come under fire in the media for expressing opposition to the idea that Australia Day should be moved to another date, because of the offence it causes the indigenous community; and for arguing that some segments of the Aboriginal community spend too much energy on being perpetually aggrieved, and not enough on attending to the real issues that the community faces.
Jacinta is the daughter of former CLP politician Bess Price, and won the 2011 NAIDOC Awards Artist of the Year.
In the wake of a growing ‘Change the Date’ movement, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, dives deep to uncover what is causing further division; what is distracting us from bridging the indigenous divide and what a connected future would look like.
With over 20 years of experience delivering cross-cultural education, Jacinta will also give her unique insights on the Uluru Statement, her opposition to the ‘Change the Date’ movement, and other indigenous affairs elements that are not having a meaningful impact on Australia’s most marginalized.
“Aboriginal people are being told by those removed from traditional culture that assimilation is a dirty word and that being part of the mainstream is bad, while these same people take advantage of the modern world. It is the right of any human being to be able to be part of mainstream society and what it has to offer.”
"Symbolic acts have no meaningful impact on Australia’s most marginalized so why then are so many so happy to invest vast amounts of energy into a meaningless symbolic act. It is a pathetic attempt at appeasing resentment, anger and white guilt…."
Event will be followed by meet and greet for all ticket holders.
Recommended for ages 12yrs+