Same Same but Different: A history of the relationality between Aboriginal Australians and the Australian nation-state

Alice Gordon

Abstract


The Australian polity’s approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has historically emphasised integration into the colonial nation-state. This essay argues that these paternalistic principles continue to inform 21st century policy to the detriment of meaningful progress towards coexistent Aboriginal sovereignty.


Keywords
Australian politics; Aboriginal sovereignty; self-determination; activism


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1505

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