Jack Latimore is a Goori man of the Birpai nation. He's a journalist and researcher who covers indigenous affairs, media, culture and politics and his work has appeared in The Guardian, Indigenous X, Koori Mail, The Citizen, medium, SBS and Overland.
In the past week we've marked Sorry Day and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and witnessed 300 Indigenous leaders gather in Uluru for a summit on what constitutional recognition for Australia's First Peoples might look like. Here I ask Jack what he made of the summit's Statement from the Heart, how recognition and/or treaty could work and media representations of Indigenous peoples, from First Contact to Stan Grant to Bill Leak's cartoons.
Listen To Love is on Audible
Problematic is coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2017
SAVE THE DATE: June 22nd for a charity gig for Refugee Legal at Howler Bar in Melbourne
Jack's writing for The Guardian
Article: Noel Pearson's model for recognition wins support
Article: Five factors that will shape the outcome for Recognise at Uluru
Article: Indigenous Leaders Call For A Treaty In The Landmark "Uluru Statement From The Heart"
Article: Uluru forum to pursue Makaratta instead of symbolic recognition
Jack's piece on First Contact
Jack's piece on the ABC's Recognition: Yes Or No
Jack's piece on Bill Leak's cartoon
Nyunggai Warren Mundine's piece on Bill Leak's cartoon
This week's Q&A: 1967 and Mabo - Moving Forward
John Newfong on wikipedia
Cause of the Week: Indigenous X (indigenousx.com.au), Seed Mob (seedmob.org.au) & Koorie Youth Council (yacvic.org.au)