Indigenous Arguments for Constitutional Recognition

Posted on: Tue 10 May 2016

In just over a year, on May 27 2017, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum. It’s a date that has also been suggested for the new referendum on the constitutional recognition.

It’s Our Country: Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform is a collection of essays by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders including Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson, Dawn Casey, Nyunggai Warren Mundine and Mick Mansell. Each essay explores what recognition and constitutional reform might achieve—or not achieve—for Indigenous people.

We spoke to one of the editors of the book – Professor Marcia Langton – and asked her what constitutional recognition would mean for Indigenous Australians.

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