...It is an absurd position if our title...
Michael Dodson, former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies:
'It is an absurd position if our title to land is recognised but the laws and customs which give meaning to that title are treated as if they don't exist. The Australian legal system must take the further step of accepting that native title is inseparable from the culture that gives it meaning.'
Keywords: aboriginal law, Dodson, Michael, recognition, 1995
From Lore to Law: Indigenous rights and Australian legal systems, Alternative Law Journal/ Aboriginal Law Bulletin, vol. 20(1)/3(72), 1995, p. 2. Still: Michael Dodson. Courtesy of Walking Together, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, November , 1998.
Author: Strelein, Lisa
Source: Dodson, Michael