The future of a leading national Aboriginal newspaper remains unclear…. with a group of grassroots Aboriginal rights campaigners and academics engaged in a bidding race against a pro-business Aboriginal group for ownership of the award-winning publication.
Recognised as a bridge in the knowledge gap between mainstream Australia and the ambitions and concerns of Aboriginal people’s …. the National Indigenous Times has attracted the interest of a pro-business Aboriginal syndicate and a grassroots Aboriginal rights group made up of academics and supportive campaigners.
Gerry Georgatos…a researcher and volunteer correspondent at the National Indigenous Times for over three years says the paper which has expressed community concerns over many years should maintain its founding principles which allows for discussion about racism, marginalisation and impoverishment .
The pro-development group headed by Aboriginal academic Professor Marcia Langton aspires for increased employment through economic empowerment in the mining sector.
Mr Georgatos acknowledged the two groups vying for ownership have different aspirations, but in the end, both are working to benefit Aboriginal people.