AFTER 200 YEARS of military assault, paternalistic protection, assimilation, multi-culturalism and quasi-governmental self determination with ATSIC and other packages of government policy pertaining to Indigenous Australia, there is, incredibly, still another chance for mainstream Australians to work harmoniously with the hundreds of indigenous nations and language groups that span the Australian continent. It is not a one-way relationship. The time is past saying sorry, or marching, or lamenting the state of Indigenous Australia, all these things have been done; something more, and yet something less, is required of non-Indigenous Australians.

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