Humble and powerful: Supporting Indigenous Struggles effectively

Date 27 August 2015

Presenter: Dr Clare Land

In this interactive presentation Clare shared insights from her newly released book, Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles.

Clare works to inspire, support, trouble and give direction to the people who aim to support Aboriginal struggles. This is based on her own experiences in supporting Aboriginal-led struggles since 1998.

Clare's book draws together for the first time the guidance of Aboriginal community members active in the land rights movement of south eastern Australia, and the reflections of long-time supporters.
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Clare's new book, Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles was launched at Readings in Carlton, Melbourne on 3 September 2015. The book has been published by Zed Books, a workers cooperative and radical publishing house in the UK.

Clare Land is a long-time supporter of Indigenous struggles and has worked in community development (ANTaR Victoria), radio broadcasting (3CR, SBS) and research (community and academic).

She currently works in Gary Foley's Koori History archive at Victoria University and the Reichstein Foundation, one of Australia's most innovative philanthropic foundations.

Clare's presentation is not available. 

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