Young and Black forum at Splendour in the Grass

SBS VICELAND will host a Young and Black panel discussion to be held at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay.

Hosted by Marc Fennell this will feature Cleverman star Hunter Page-Lochard plus Indigenous Liberal candidate Geoffrey Winters (Gamillaroi man) and Alice Springs councilor and musician Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (Warlpiri/Celtic woman) and international guest Sarain Carson Fox (Canadian/Anishinaabe woman).

This will take place at Saturday 22 July at 12pm. Although there is no television broadcast, excerpts may be pushed through social media or used in The Feed.

It has been 50 years since the 1967 Referendum. This Constitutional change gave birth to the hope that young Indigenous people would inherit a very different Australia to that experienced by previous generations.

After all, young Indigenous people today have grown up in a time that has seen Mabo, the Native Title Act, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Deaths in Custody, the Bringing Them Home report, Reconciliation and Paul Keating’s famous Redfern speech.

But what is life really like if you’re young and black in 2017?

A panel of Indigenous people with diverse perspectives on a range of issues will explore what it means to be young and Indigenous in Australia today.

Hosted by The Feed’s Marc Fennell and Laura Murphy-Oates (Ngiyampaa Weilwan woman), SBS VICELAND Presents: Young and Black will discuss racism, culture, pride, shame, politics, dating and everything in between.

They’ll be joined by star of Cleverman and Wentworth Hunter Page-Lochard (Mununjali and Nunuka man), Indigenous Liberal candidate Geoffrey Winters (Gamillaroi man) and Alice Springs councilor and musician Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (Warlpiri/Celtic woman). International guest Sarain Carson Fox (Canadian/Anishinaabe woman), activist and host of the forthcoming Rise series on SBS VICELAND, will weigh in on what life is like for Indigenous communities in North America as they mark the first anniversary of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

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