Tony McAvoy says Indigenous people must ‘resist, in whatever fashion we can’ to protect land and culture

Australia’s first Indigenous silk, Tony McAvoy, says the native title system “embeds racism” and puts traditional owners under “duress” to approve mining developments or risk losing their land without compensation.

McAvoy, speaking at a forum in Brisbane on Monday night, said Indigenous people must “resist, in whatever fashion we can” to protect their land and culture.

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