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Steven Oliver Perfectly Explains Why Aboriginality Isn't Colour Coded

If you're confused about Indigenous identity, this poetry slam will set you straight.

01/12/2016 9:39 AM AEDT | Updated 01/12/2016 10:37 AM AEDT
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What is a real Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Can you tell by the colour of their skin? What if they don't really 'look' Indigenous?

In 2016, you'd think we've moved well beyond these questions, but just this Monday, Senator Pauline Hanson stood up in parliament and said there's "no definition to an Aboriginal". She's wrong. There is a definition.

Yet no one's definition is more moving and concise that comedian Steven Oliver's poetry slam at the 2015 NAIDOC Awards.

It's less than four minutes and if you've ever wondered any of the above questions, it will change your perspective for good.

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