Elected body review must reckon with traditional owner claims: House

Jasper Lindell
February 12 2024 - 5:30am
Paul Girrawah House, pictured in April 2023 with a tree he carved to acknowledge and respect his Ngambri ancestors. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Paul Girrawah House, pictured in April 2023 with a tree he carved to acknowledge and respect his Ngambri ancestors. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

A review of the ACT's First Nations elected body needs to consider the difference between ending Indigenous disadvantage and acknowledging groups who claim connection to the territory, a Ngambri custodian has said.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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