What might an Aboriginal person say of Australia Day? Why should the Aborigines celebrate that day?
It was the day that marked the theft of a land (terra nullius), the day that marked the theft and abduction of a people, of a culture, the day that initiated the pathways to the Stolen Children and, to our ultimate shame, the deaths in custody. It is a day that stands as a reminder of massacres. The wind-stench of bodies burned in bonfires hangs heavy upon the nation's conscience and in the clouds.Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/a-national-day-of-shame-20130123-2d7b3.html#ixzz2IpaALiVY