Tom Calma, previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Personal Justice Commissioner

Tom Calma, previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Personal Justice Commissioner

The Inteyerrkwe Statement against residential assault

In 2008 Aboriginal guys gathered to discuss how they could protect against residential physical violence and exactly why Aboriginal males happened to be violent. They also made an effort to explain the history of male residential physical violence. [45] [46]

Over 95per cent of reported aggressive offences is dedicated by men. This is certainly a male problem–it’s around guys to make lead in fixing they.

Ingkintja Congress of Male Wellness [47]

Patrick Dodson mentioned that “there have been an ongoing process of undermining the role and standing of Aboriginal men within our people since the start of Australia’s colonisation and continuing in present discourse across Northern region intervention.”

Chairman in the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress John Liddle contributes that “whenever you add to this the rapid alterations in the character of men within that colonising culture while the consequent dislocation of non-Aboriginal males in addition to their find it hard to establish brand-new self-images, it is no marvel that Aboriginal males may struggle to seem sensible from the contemporary business.”