Outcry at fifth Indigenous death in custody in a month
[Candace Sutton, news.com.au]
Stolen art on stolen land - Aboriginal art and copyright
[Ranuka Tandan, Honi Soit]]
Among the outcry from Indigenous leaders, Victoria’s first Aboriginal politician, Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe posted on Twitter that the man was “the 5th Aboriginal person to die in this country’s criminal legal system since the start of March”.
Art and activism are perhaps never quite as intertwined as in Australia, where communal copyright is non-existent, and traditional art styles and cultural practices are not recognised as belonging to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples under colonial law.