An indigenous newsreader Narelda Jacobs stated that she is not upset at the passing of the Queen and wanted an apology from First Nations people living in the United Kingdom.
According to the host of the morning show on Studio 10, the refusal of Aboriginal people to participate in commemorative events following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II should not be criticised.
She claimed that during the seventieth year of the Queen’s reign, nothing had been done to “make up for that,” and she referred to the monarchy as a “symbol of colonialization.”
Jacobs stated that there had been a significant injustice committed.
It was without the permission of Australia’s indigenous First Nations people that the continent was inhabited.
According to Cedric Jacobs, who is a member of the Stolen Generations as well as a minister in the Australian Uniting Church, he has seen the Queen and Prince Philip four times. One of those meetings took place in 1981 when he was presented with an MBE.
The fact that he was in the process of negotiating a treaty between Indigenous Australians and the government at the time of the meeting was never brought up.
Jacobs asked why the Queen did not voice her opinion regarding the pact, despite the fact that she was aware of the “struggles” and “pain” that were linked with colonisation.
Despite the fact that the royal family is “beyond politics,” Jacobs believes that it is still important for them to remember their history.
Jacobs stated that the Voice referendum was the first step towards making things right with Indigenous people and called for Australia to become a republic.