#UK Aboriginal activist Gwenda Stanley says the Queen's death is a time to rejoice #UKnews

#UK Aboriginal activist Gwenda Stanley says the Queen’s death is a time to rejoice #UKnews

#UK Aboriginal activist Gwenda Stanley says the Queen’s death is a time to rejoice #UKnews

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Aboriginal activist says the Queen’s death is a time to rejoice: ‘We can’t mourn one thing that has colonised us for therefore many generations’

  • Indigenous Australians divided over the death of Queen Elizabeth II aged 96
  • One claimed she’s going to go to grave with genocides of indigenous Australians
  • Gwenda Stanley cannot mourn one thing that has colonised us for generations
  • Other indigenous leaders say the Queen inherited the position and cannot be blamed
  • Full protection: Click right here to see all our protection of the Queen’s passing

A controversial indigenous activist has sparked heated debate by declaring she will not grieve the Queen’s death and views her legacy as an embodiment of colonisation.

King Charles III was proclaimed the monarch’s new chief following Elizabeth II’s death at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, aged 96.

With the world mourning her death, some indigenous Australians have condemned her legacy as a figurehead of colonialism.

Among those that will not shed any tears is Aboriginal Tent Embassy ambassador Gwenda Stanley.

‘We cannot mourn one thing that has colonised us for therefore many generations,’ she advised the Sydney Morning Herald.

Aboriginal Tent Embassy ambassador Gwenda Stanley (pictured at a Sorry Day rally) has sparked heated debate by claiming the Queen's legacy was an embodiment of colonisation

Aboriginal Tent Embassy ambassador Gwenda Stanley (pictured at a Sorry Day rally) has sparked heated debate by claiming the Queen’s legacy was an embodiment of colonisation

‘[The monarchy’s] legacy is that that they had a privileged life due to the profit from the genocide of Indigenous folks proper round this nation.

‘If something, it is [something] to rejoice for a lot of colonies round the world. Although she had many visits to Australia, there’s nonetheless the injustice of the genocides that she’s going to her grave with.’

But not all indigenous leaders share Ms Stanley’s views and have leapt to the Queen’s defence by claiming she inherited the position and may’t been blamed for what occurred earlier than her time.

Outspoken Coalition senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price believes the Queen did ‘very properly’ in her 70-year reign serving the Commonwealth and insisted many different indigenous Australians like her have a lot respect for the Queen.

I believe we ended up in the greatest place doable when it comes to the British coming to the shores,’ she stated.

She added the outcomes might have been ‘way more disastrous’ for Indigenous Australians had the nation been colonised by the Spanish or Dutch.

The late Queen visited Australia 16 times during her 70-year reign. Pictured is the Queen during a visit to Canberra in 2011.

The late Queen visited Australia 16 instances throughout her 70-year reign. Pictured is the Queen throughout a go to to Canberra in 2011.

University of Canberra chancellor Professor Tom Calma agreed and identified that the Queen got here to the throne greater than a century and a half after Australia was colonised by the British. 

But he believes the Queen’s death ought to reignite debate about Australia’s future in the Commonwealth and the prospect of one other referendum, 23 years after Australians voted towards turning into a republic.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has since hosed down speak of Australia quickly turning into a republic any time quickly.

Mr Albanese stated out of ‘deep respect and admiration’ for The Queen he wouldn’t pursue ‘questions on our structure’ no less than till a doable second time period in 2025. 

‘Now is not a time to speak about our system of presidency, now is a time for us to pay tribute to the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth,’ he advised the ABC’s Insiders on Sunday.

‘That’s the system of presidency that we’ve, it is one which as Australian prime minister, I’ve a accountability to respect.’

‘Quite clearly, this is a time of nationwide mourning.’ 

Australians will get a public vacation on September 22 to honour the Queen, three days after her funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey. 

Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (pictured laying a wreath in the Queen's memory on Saturday ) insists many other indigenous Australians like her have much respect for the Queen

Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (pictured laying a wreath in the Queen’s reminiscence on Saturday ) insists many different indigenous Australians like her have a lot respect for the Queen

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