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Why Protest on 26 January?

Posted on: Tue 2 Feb 2016

Tauto Sansbury & Grace Nelligan at 2016 Invasion Day protest in Adelaide

Today – what does the 26th of January mean to you?  Protests around the country this year reminded us that many Aboriginal people don’t celebrate and instead see it as a day of mourning and protest.

Narunga elder Tauto Sansbury led the protest on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide.  He says he protests each year because of what happened in 1788, because of Invasion, because of colonisation, and to mark the survival of his people.

Produced by Lucy Kingston

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