Public debate over evidence regarding the complexity of the social
and subsistence practices of our First Nations Peoples in the book Dark Emu is
most disturbing – and disrespectful.
The rush to create a new narrative and
teachings on the lifestyle of our First Nations Peoples is getting ahead of well-researched
and tested premises.
Given there are hundreds of individual ‘nations’ who evolved from
our county’s first inhabitants, it is reasonable to postulate that there were many
and varied social and subsistence practices over time and space, as was the
case in other cultural groups across the world.