...do the right thing...
'If equality is about making me have the same values and the same priorities, then I do not want it. I want access and equity. If the end result is being exactly like you whitefellas, then I do not want it. I do not believe that is what our people want.
We have a separate identity ...We want to be able to do the right thing. The right thing is not destroying the land. It is not destroying the culture. It is not replacing it.'
Keywords: culture, Fewquandie, Barry, human rights, 1994
Evidence by Barry Fewquandie to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Native Title, Mount Isa, Parliamentary Debates, 4 August 1994, p. 374.
Author: Strelein, Lisa
Source: Fewquandie, Barry