First Nation Respect


In this third last instalment of Is Nothing Sacred, Jim and Steph (with James in panel) have a retrospect on NAIDOC, a week of respect for the Aboriginal population and what they have endured.

The crew is joined in the studio by local Aboriginal activist Brian Andy, who outlines why NAIDOC is so important, not just to the Native community, but also to the LGBT community.

Another special guest is Uncle Jack Charles, a pre-eminent who shares his experiences with being both a native and gay.

Jack also tells a story of how his elders prospered in rural Victoria, even when they were pushed out of Melbourne and segregated.

Both guests elaborate on the political renaissance of Aboriginal entitlement, along with how much farther we have to go despite all the progress we have made.

Aired on the 11th of July, 2016.