Being indigenous on one’s land is a ‘lifestyle choice: the BBC’s Marie McInerney’s ‘Australia’s remote indigenous communities fear closure’, 12/03/15
Excerpt: Derby Aboriginal elder Lorna Hudson was a child when government authorities in the 1960s moved her people from tiny Sunday Island off the remote north-west coast of Western Australia to the mainland.
In the wake of plans by the West Australian government to close many small indigenous communities, the people of One Arm Point and other remote indigenous communities fear history might soon be repeated.
Comments earlier this week by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that people had made a “lifestyle choice” to live in these communities have intensified local fears people will be forced out of their homes, many of which are on ancestral land.
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