If I was born in another country I might be able to live on the land, speak the language, experience culture and operate in the skin groups that I belong to
What a crying shame that here
Its all about Control.
Unfortunately police custody is part of the Aboriginal experience there is hardly a single family that hasnt had a loved on in contact with the authorities.
My first hand experience involved being charged with fail to cease to loiter and 5 hrs in the Alice Springs watch house. The charge was dropped an hour before court, but while in custody I was fingerprinted, DNA tested, refused a phone call and refused legal aid, among other absurdities.
The regulatory processes of governments are serving some, but oppressing others
Mistreatment is common, they want Aboriginal people to be invisible stay at home, out of the eyes of tourists. Venues of entertainment assist police in the cleansing of their premises and surrounds for the public eye.