Gregory Phillips: Should Australian cities bear Indigenous language names?

Gregory Phillips: Should Australian cities carry Indigenous language names?

How can we achieve a deeper understanding of Australia’s Indigenous history – not just in the abstract, but in the specific contexts of where we live, work and play? If all Australians had a relationship with Indigenous language, how would that affect race relations more broadly? Medical anthropologist and Aboriginal health advisor Gregory Phillips shares his view in a 30 minute snap lecture, plus questions.

Who?

Portrait of Gregory Phillips

Gregory Phillips

Gregory Phillips is from the Waanyi and Jaru peoples, and comes from Cloncurry and Mount Isa. He is a medical anthropologist, has a PhD in psychology and a research master’s degree in medical science, and his thesis, Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Country, was published as a book in 2003.

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