A Case Study about Absence of Mutual Respect
This projectset out to identify perceptions, misunderstandings and ‘knowledge gaps’ people have in relation to the Balanda legalsystem. People are the Indigenous people from north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. They live in one of the five main communities or one of the many homeland centres or outstations on their clan estates throughout the region. A considerable number have moved into larger centres like Nhulunbuy and Darwin. Research relating to this project was conducted in Darwin, Gap uwiyak, Galiwin’ku and a number of homeland centres
The research was done through many hours of Matha-rich dialogue with Yolu people who had personal experience with the Balanda criminal justice system, as well as community consultations. We kept close contact with Yolu people asthey progressed through the justice system, making use of any opportunitiesthat presented themselvesto dialogue about the Balanda legalsystem.
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