Australia Day? Survival Day? Invasion Day?

This piece caused a lot of conversation….or controversy (however you want to look at it). Anyway, read and enjoy! Big thanks to Crikey for publishing it:

“At some point, however, Aboriginal protest to Australia Day was rebranded and became the more mainstream-friendly “Survival Day”. Here was an alternative celebration that was not protest, but a happy occasion, something less angry and more likely to win friends and allies in the non-indigenous community. Invasion Day highlights injustice, Survival Day celebrates continued culture; one is a bitter pill for white Australia to swallow, the other seeks to catch more Australians with honey instead of vinegar.”

Full article here: http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/friend-or-foe-of-indigenous-culture-jessica-mauboy-as-australia-day-poster-girl/17762

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