Message Stick - Chicka Dixon
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
We meet activist and leader who has dedicated his life to fighting for basic human rights and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - Chicka Dixon.
In the 1967 Referendum he was there alongside Pearl Gibbs and Faith Bandler. At the Aboriginal Tent Embassy he was there beside Gary Foley, Paul Coe and Billy Craigie. In his seventies now, he is dealing with asbestos poisoning, a legacy from his working days on the Sydney docks as a wharfie, but he's still at the ready to stir it all up again!
Also featured is Matthew Bonson, who made history in the 2001 Northern Territory election, when he became the first Indigenous person ever to be elected to an urban Legislative Assembly seat. Matthew speaks frankly about his experience during the election campaign, the NT Government's Sorry Motion, and his family.
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