Ask us anything – Aboriginal people respond

University of Sydney staff and students respond to questions anonymously submitted by non-Aboriginal people.

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Hear their responses to these questions:

  • Why is dancing so important, and what if you can't dance well?
  • Is it ok to ask someone 'how Aboriginal' they are?
  • How good are you at throwing a boomerang?
  • What is one stereotype that needs to stop?
  • What do you do on 26 January?
  • Is it 'the Dreamtime' or 'the Dreaming'? Do all Aboriginal people believe in it? And what's the deal with the snake?
  • What's one thing about Indigenous culture or people that others can't seem to understand?
  • How do Indigenous relatives work? Why is everyone a cousin, aunty or uncle?
  • When was the last time you encountered casual racism? How did you deal with it?
  • Who is your hero?
  • What can we do to try and make up for the past?
  • What obstacles stand between Indigenous kids and higher education?
  • What's the best part of being Indigenous?

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