IDN Researcher Joel Liddle interviewed by Alice Springs News

On 21 July 2020, IDN Researcher Joel Liddle spoke with netral Australian regional newspaper Alice Springs News on the importance of using Arrernte language and imagery in public spaces in and around Alice Springs.

On 21 July 2020, IDN Researcher Joel Liddle spoke with central Australian regional newspaper Alice Springs News on the importance of using Arrernte language and imagery in public spaces in and around Alice Springs.

Joel was one of three authors of a recent article calling for a public commemoration of unsung Arrernte heroes in response to the statue of explorer John McDouall Stuart, erected by the Town Council, after protracted controversy and delays, in Stuart Park.

The Black Lives Matter movement in Australia and internationally, has provided an opportunity to emphasise the importance of promoting Aboriginal people and culture in public spaces, Joel explained.

Orphaned archival data on past Aboriginal heroes is widely available, but little-known and difficult to access because of structural weaknesses in the governance of Indigenous data governance nationally.

See the article here: Street names, statues: why change matters by Kieran Finnane