“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s, see: Lilla Watson
Lynn Gehl's "Ally Bill of Responsibilities" contains 16 points. Here are the first two. You can read the complete Bill here. "1. Do not act out of guilt, but rather out of a genuine interest in challenging the larger oppressive power structures;
2. Understand that they are secondary to the Indigenous people that they are working with and that they seek to serve. They and their needs must take a back seat"
CBC Radio's Unreserved - episode on allies [short articles and audio of the interviews] Aired February 7, 2016. Featured interviews with David Suzuki, John Ralston Saul, groundworkforchange.org co-founder Monique Woroniak and anti-racist educators Elizabeth Gouthro and Verna St. Denis.
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