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MAKEUP ARTIST: ~What is an incident that you were personally involved in, that you know was because of your cultural background?
There’s been a fair few, but I’ll go with the most recent. I was in a clothing store and as I walked in i saw a pair of shoes that took my fancy, i took the shoes to a chair in the store to try on. The shoes were too big, so I walked towards the front of the store to put them back on the shelf. As I was putting them back, the shop assistant literally came running from behind the counter towards me. As she saw me putting them back, she put her hand on her chest with a big sigh of relief and said “ohhh you’re putting them back”. I was actually so shocked and a little embarrassed as other customers were looking. It immediately turned to anger as I realised what was happening, I said "did you think I was going to steal them?” she actually gave a giggle and said “Yeah sorry”, still laughing and with no sincerity at all. I said “do you treat all you customers so poorly? Or just the black ones?Absolutely disgusting service” she didn’t really know what to say, I walked off as I was not in the right state of mind to deal with that issue! I was dressed well, the only difference between me and anybody else in the store was the fact I was Aboriginal, therefore I can without a doubt say it was due to my Aboriginality.
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The Koori Mail's Jillian Mundy dropped by to have a yarn with members of the Reconciliation Australia Board in Hobart today.
The Board's luncheon was held at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
Pictured, from left - Dougie Mansell Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Board Member, Fiona Hughes Co-chair for Recognition Tasmania, Kirstie Parker Reconciliation Australia Director, Heather Sculthorpe Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and Tom Calma Co- Chair Reconciliation Australia.
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Caitlin ready to kick off the Rugby League season with a double selection!
Rugby League player Caitlin Moran is in for a busy time … she’s been chosen to play for the Jillaroos against New Zealand in the Auckland Nines and the Indigenous All Stars team against the NRL Women’s All Stars.
The two games are within a week of each other, with the Jillaroos playing in New Zealand on February 4 and the All Stars game in Newcastle on February 10.
Jillaroos coach Brad Donald named a 16-strong Jillaroos squad to travel to Auckland to compete at the Nines against the Ferns, including one debutant.
Indigenous Women’s All Stars coach Dean Widders named his team ahead of a training camp on the Gold Coast this weekend, with eight debutants included in the squad.
Indigenous Women’s All Stars:
1. Kelsey Parkin (QLD)
2. Suvannah Connors – debut (QLD)
3. Nakia Davis-Welsh (NSW)
4. Bo de la Cruz (QLD)
5. Sarah Field – debut (QLD)
6. Tahlia Hunter – debut (NSW)
7. Kandy Kennedy (NSW)
8. Samartha Leisha – debut (QLD)
9. Briony Livingstone – debut (NSW)
10. Stephanie Mooka – debut (QLD)
11. Caitlin Moran (NSW)
12. Lauren Motlop (NT)
13. Molly O’Connell (QLD)
14. Lavina Phillips (NSW)
15. Amber Pilley (QLD)
16. Rebecca Riley (NSW)
17. Simone Smith (NSW)
18. Tallulah Tillett – debut (QLD)
19. Rebecca Young (NSW)
20. Emily Young – debut (QLD)
Coach: Dean Widders
Photo: Caitlin Moran in action for the Newcastle Yowies.